There are lines that Michael ‘Venom’ Page refuses to cross.
Kevin Holland is a long-time trash-talker and fan favorite. The former Bellator standout will make a highly anticipated UFC debut against him in March. As excited as ‘Venom’ is to kickstart the hype train for his clash with Holland at UFC 299, don’t expect MVP to go after his opponents’ parents and significant other just to sell a few extra tickets.
“The trash-talking is going to be good, but respectful,” Page said of his meeting with Holland. “What I’ve been seeing so far in combat sports, I hate. I don’t like people talking about people’s fathers, people’s wives, people’s girlfriends, people’s kids, all of that stuff. We need to go back to martial arts” (h/t MMA Fighting).
Fans saw a lot of the sports’ premiere athletes lower themselves in hopes of generating a few extra views to help line their pockets ahead of last weekend’s UFC 296 card. The most egregious example was Colby Covington who made a vile remark regarding Leon Edwards’ deceased father that drew the ire of fighters and fans alike.
Not to be outdone, both Sean O’Malley and Dricus Du Plessis made light of Sean Strickland’s history growing up in an abusive home….