by Lee Whitehead – MMAWeekly.com
Zelg Galesic, who successfully defeated Mark Weir via TKO in 40 Seconds of the first round at Cage Rage 19 to become the new Cage Rage British Welterweight Champion, has signed a multi-fight contract with Pride Fighting Championships. His signing to Pride casts doubt on the possibility of him making his first title defence.
Cage Rage promoter, Dave O’Donnell, confirmed that Galesic has one fight remaining on his contract and they are looking to sign him to a new two-fight deal after the existing contract expires. But with the Pride offer it may not be possible to run concurrent contracts (aka: James Thompson).
Charles Joseph has been the guiding force in Zelg Galesic’s career and is responsible for setting up the new contract, he is aware of the remaining fight for Cage Rage and is looking to honor the contract; however, he accepts that some negotiation may be required by all parties as he expects that Pride will look to us Galesic as soon as possible.
At present no opponents or dates have been put forward to Galesic for his Pride debut as the ink on the contract is still drying.