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Despite Boxing Success, Michael Page Still Considers MMA to Be His Home

June 16, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Michael Page spoke with MMAjunkie about his boxing career thus fdar, balancing that with his MMA career and more. Highlights are below:

On boxing people with losing records: “(It’s) understandable what an ‘0’ means for a lot of boxers. For a lot of anybody in combat, it means a lot in terms of their next paycheck and the development in their career. Their fans, their social, everything. We’re like, ‘Yeah, that guy’s got a good record, so let’s call them out’ – 10-2s, 10-0, he’s 12-0, he’s 12-1, whatever it is. And they’re like, ‘Not interested.’ They’ve got a career that they want to improve. They don’t want to be on TV with that happening to them, and I understand it because it knocks them backside. Frustratingly so for me, but, at the same time, I have to take my time. I know a lot of people are like, ‘We want you to fight this person, that person’ – it’s just not that simple. I understand it. Hopefully, I want people to start thinking, ‘You know what, I can get the better of him,’ and they take that risk and jump in there.”

On balancing his boxing and MMA careers: “I obviously have more tools available to me in MMA. I’m a person that likes kicks and things like that, as well, because I can be a little more creative. So I have to say MMA is still my home.”

On his next fights: “It takes a little while to kind of get the promotional side and just the opponents and stuff in terms of the MMA. Because they have a plan on what show they want me on. They’re businessmen, so they understand exactly what the best thing to do is. It’s a bit more of a chess game there, so I’m thinking it might take a little bit longer. I’m hoping to try and get another boxing fight in before having to jump back in the cage. It might change, but I’m saying now: Maybe one more boxing (match), August, early August, then straight on to an MMA fight, September, November, whenever I can strive for that.”

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