Undefeated Bellator welterweight Michael “Venom” Page will keep the 0 at the end of his record after this week’s Bellator 134, but it won’t be how he envisioned doing so.
Page had to withdraw from his fight with fellow undefeated fighter Curtis Millender after suffering a serious cut around his left eye in training.
“I wanted to fight but my coaches pulled me due to the location of the cut not the cut itself, not wanting it to open during the fight and receive a doctor stoppage due to a cut,” Page wrote on Twitter after Bellator confirmed he was out.
“I will be back to training and back to @BellatorMMA ASAP,” he added.
Stepping in for Page is Brennan Ward, who said, “anyone, anytime, any weight class, anyplace,” upon accepting the fight.
Ward is a former Bellator middleweight title challenger, having won the season nine 185-pound tournament. He was originally slated to make his welterweight debut on the Bellator 134 prelims, but will now step onto the main card on Spike TV to fight Millender.
— Michael Venom Page (@Michaelpage247) February 24, 2015