Michael Venom Page has demanded an apology from Dan Miragliotta after he claimed the referee pushed him and called him a ‘piece of s***’ following his win over Richard Kiely at Bellator Dublin.
After weeks of taunts from Kiely, MVP dominated his Irish rival all through the primary spherical earlier than knocking him out with a flying knee.
Page mocked Kiely through the struggle, pretending to take a selfie as he ready to complete the Irishman on the mat.
The referee was unimpressed with MVP’s antics and tore the Brit off Kiely through the selfie taunts and deducted a level.
JUMPING KNEE FINISH!
Michael “Venom” Page stops rival Richard Kiely within the very first spherical. An unimaginable win for MVP.
— Bellator Europe (@Bellator_Europe) September 27, 2019
MVP was baffled by the choice after which accused Miragliotta of verbally abusing him after he scored the spectacular knockout.
‘Dan has a personal issue with me, I don’t know the place it comes from,’ MVP mentioned after the struggle.
‘My second Bellator fight, you’re making an attempt to get into the zone. Everyone is aware of me, I’m a showman.
‘I got here out with my glasses and he mentioned, “Take them off, this isn’t Hollywood”. This is the primary time I’d ever met him.
‘Straight away I felt a bit rubbed up the improper approach. But I let it go and placed on a present. To see that once more, that was disgusting.
‘Not solely did he minus me a level and decide me up from a fight-ending place, he pushed me on the finish and called me a piece of s***.
‘Nobody should do that. That says to me there’s one thing private there, however I don’t know what it’s. But I demand an apology. He’s by no means refereeing me ever once more.’
‘My coach heard [him call me a piece of s***] and told him to come upstairs and go outside,’ he continued.
‘We’re from London Shoot and we don’t mess about. I’m like his baby. If you’re going to speak to my baby like that, we’re going upstairs and we’re going to go to warfare now.’
Kiely has been fined $1,000 for giving MVP the finger through the weigh-in, whereas the British fighter is below evaluate for unsportsmanlike conduct within the struggle.