Michael Page is questioning the actions of Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima.
Page has been demanding for a rematch with Lima since his brutal defeat in their first meeting in May 2019. He believes that he was winning the fight before getting caught with a crippling bow.
Page has had four consecutive wins since his loss to Lima. He is looking to make it five by taking down Lima.
While speaking to MMA Junkie, Page said, “I genuinely don’t believe he wants to fight me.I feel like he’s going to prolong – let’s say he wins this fight and I win my fight, I think he’s going to prolong that space in between, and hopefully I get active again.
“I’ve kind of lost interest to a degree, but I know I’ll eventually be in the cage again soon. So, for me, it’s just stay active, keep winning, keep beating everybody, and we’ll collide soon.”
Page believes that it is quite evident that he is the most difficult stylistic matchup for Lima at welterweight.
“There’s a lot of things un-champion-like,” Page said.
“It’s weird to be at the top of the hill, then pay so much attention to somebody else that’s coming up.
“It feels like I’ve unnerved him a little, but that could just be me looking at it from my perspective, could be complete bull. But for me, I’m just focused on myself.
“Staying active, winning fights and eventually we will meet.”
Lima took to Twitter to respond to Page’s comment.
He said, “Unchampion like was just funny. I’m going after champions and bigger fights. If you want this fight so bad ask for a fight that’ll get you there. No disrespect but you’re not doing that. You think I’ll back out of a fight I finished in 2 rounds? Good luck.”
“Unchampion like” was just funny. I’m going after champions and bigger fights. If you want this fight so bad ask for a fight that’ll get you there. No disrespect but you’re not doing that. You think I’ll back out of a fight I finished in 2 rounds? Good luck ??— Douglas Lima (@PhenomLima) May 6, 2021