Michael Page is one of Bellator’s stars, but he says he wants to go to the UFC sometime in the future.
Page is a fan-favorite for his flashy striking style and is a big star in Europe. Although he’s been in Bellator since 2013, he says his goal has always been to compete in the UFC.
“100 percent,” Page told Michael Bisping on the “Believe You Me” podcast (via MyMMANews). “If I’m being honest, when I first started, the only reason I started was to go to the UFC. That was the biggest thing, and it’s obviously still one of the biggest shows. Obviously, there’s a lot of shows popping up, but in general, especially when I started, anybody that was getting into MMA, their goal was to get to the UFC, and the majority of people are still the same.”
Michael Page is coming off a TKO win over Derek Anderson at Bellator 258. The goal for the Brit is to earn a rematch with Douglas Lima and fight for the belt.
Although “MVP” says he wants to go the UFC, he says he’s happy with Bellator and enjoys where he’s at. However, he knows before his career is over he has to test himself against the best in the UFC.
“Yes, I enjoy Bellator, and I enjoy where I’m at, and I enjoy my success so far. But I definitely feel like I need to touch the UFC at some point and just test myself there, as well,” Page said. “There are some great matches to be made over there, so I definitely think in the future, I don’t know when, obviously I’m contracted to being in Bellator, and I’ve got some goals I got to achieve there, as well, and I feel like I’m close to doing that. But until then, I definitely still see myself going (to the UFC).”