Before we get into the madness that just went down in London, let it be known that there will be spoilers for “tonight’s” Bellator 179 card, which will be airing on Spike TV. What went down comes after the bump.
Alright, that’s out of the way — Rory MacDonald dominated Paul Daley, getting what many in attendance thought was a 10-8 round against the British knockout artist in the first frame before finishing him with a rear-naked choke in the second. After the fight, Daley decided that there was no better time than the present to book and promote his next fight, so he charged into the crowd and went after fellow Brit Michael “Venom” Page. Take a look at the chaos:
Wow. Paul Daley just went for Michael Page in the front row and they had a scuffle. Pandemonium. #Bellator179 pic.twitter.com/hhA2usDDgN
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) May 19, 2017
And Daley leaving the fray:
Paul Daley said he’s ready for retirement by the time he turns 35, which is 18 months away, so the undefeated (against mostly questionable opponents) but still very dangerous (he crushed a man’s skull) Page seems like a great fight to book before he rides off into the sunset. Bellator could head back to London and sell out another arena for that fight easily.
It would be by far the toughest fight of Page’s career, but it would deliver all the fireworks. Make it happen, Coker.