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Exec: Michael ‘Venom’ Page in UFC ‘would be pretty exciting’

After “MVP” showed up on UFC London’s broadcast, executive David Shaw discussed potentially signing the hot free agent.

Bellator 153: Holloway v Page Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images

Could UFC be on the verge of signing an “MVP?”

Last week, Michael “Venom” Page broke the news that he was now a high-profile mixed martial arts (MMA) free agent after nearly a decade of fighting with Bellator. The popular British Welterweight consistently managed to create viral moments in his fights that escaped the “Bellator bubble,” and now many are wondering whether he may finally join UFC.

Page was certainly given the red carpet treatment at this weekend’s UFC London event inside The O2 in London, England. Not only was he given solid seats up close to the action, he was featured on the ESPN+ broadcast. UFC isn’t known to promote fighters who aren’t on the roster, so it certainly signaled some interest.

UFC President, Dana White, wasn’t on hand for UFC London’s post-fight press conference, but executive David Shaw discussed the possibility of signing “Venom.”

“Perhaps — I’ve got no idea,” he admitted. ”I assume that we would, given the fact that he’s here. Maybe he’s a free agent, but definitely a question for Dana. We were talking about it the other day, a long list of individuals who’ve come over and done really well.

“Look at [Justin] Gaethje and [Michael] Chandler and a few other guys,” Shaw continued. “It would be pretty exciting to add him to the mix, for sure.”

Page has said he plans to “see where my value is at” on the free market, and didn’t rule out a return to Bellator. But, with the promotion potentially being sold in the coming months, that leaves a lot of room for other suitors like UFC to scoop him up.

For complete UFC London results, coverage and highlights click HERE.

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