The British fighter appears to be one of millions addicted to Pokemon Go after he celebrated a stunning knockout by ‘catching’ his fallen opponent.
The global Pokemon Go craze reached MMA on Saturday evening, when London fighter Michael “Venom” Page celebrated a knockout by rolling a Pokeball to ‘catch’ his fallen opponent.
Page was facing off against Evangelista Santos in his hometown at Bellator 158 and produced a stunning performances to knock his opponent out after four minutes and thirty-one seconds of the second round.
Santos – nicknamed ‘Cyborg’ – took a knee to the face when he ducked in for a takedown, much to the delight of the raucous London crowd who had chanted “MVP, MVP, MVP” when Page entered the ring.
Page began to celebrate his knockout win by lapping up the ovation in the centre of the cage before donning a Pokemon cap, crouching down and rolling a Pokeball – the spherical tool that one uses to snag a Pokemon creature in the game- in the direction of his downed foe.
He explained his celebration in his post-bout interview.
“For all the Pokemon lovers, I just caught myself a Cyborg.”
— Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) July 16, 2016
After such a stunning performance at Bellator 158, it surely won’t be long until Page catches ’em all.
This comes after Pokemon Go servers crashed on Saturday afternoon, meaning players in the UK, Holland and US could not log in and play the game.
Earlier in the evening, the prelims were headlined by Alex Reid who made a return to the cage after nearly four years out.
Unfortunately for Reid, it wasn’t to be a triumphant return as the man better known these days for UK reality TV exploits, had a torrid time against his Spanish opponent Manuel Garcia who beat him via a unanimous decision after three very one-sided rounds.