Logan Storley Responds to Scott Coker, Roasts Michael Page: ‘You Couldn’t Stop a Takedown’

Logan Storley Michael Page Scott Coker Bellator 281After the win of his career at Bellator 281, Logan Storley now finds himself on top of the MMA world after a hellacious climb, defeating Michael Page for the interim welterweight championship. However, ‘Storm’ wasn’t too fond of the comments by Bellator President Scott Coker and Michael ‘Venom’ Page after the decision. Feeling like excuses […]

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After the win of his career at Bellator 281, Logan Storley now finds himself on top of the MMA world after a hellacious climb, defeating Michael Page for the interim welterweight championship.

However, ‘Storm’ wasn’t too fond of the comments by Bellator President Scott Coker and Michael ‘Venom’ Page after the decision. Feeling like excuses were being made on why Page didn’t get his hand raised after the fight was over.

On The MMA Hour, Page ridiculed Storley’s game plan and accused him of basically playing things safe.

Storley would respond with some venom of his own, telling MMA Fighting: “I think he’s a great dude, and he’s a hell of a fighter, and I respect the hell out of ‘MVP,’ but at the end of the day, you couldn’t stop a takedown.”

Logan Storley Talks Bellator 281 and Reacts to Scott Coker’s and Michael Page’s ‘Excuses’

 “You couldn’t stop anything I was doing on top. You couldn’t get away from me. Anyone that has a problem with that, I don’t know what to tell you,” Storley continued.

“I stood up with you for probably 10 or 11 minutes of the fight — why didn’t you drop me? Why didn’t you hurt me? I gave you all the time in the fourth round. We were both tired — why didn’t you knock me out? All he said before the fight was, ‘It only takes one second.’ Why didn’t you do that? That’s my question. If you’re so good, why didn’t you knock me out in that one second that it took?”

‘Storm’ would complement the Englishman on his skill and agility in the standup situation, but Page really failed to provide any fight-ending sequence or combo of significant note.

Logan Storley (14-1, 9-1 Bellator) is the new interim welterweight champion after his dominant victory, and the real story behind the fight is his grappling prowess. A four-time All-American and D-1 wrestler from the University of Minnesota, it’s very easy to see why Storley’s grappling is just so dominant.

Logan Storley Addresses the ‘Excuses’

‘Storm’ wasn’t done addressing his new rival, though, as he’d also say: “You can’t sit here after the fight and come up with all these excuses. I stood on the feet with you for eight to 10 minutes, and you couldn’t hurt me. If you’re the world’s best striker and you’re so dangerous, and it only takes a split second, well, you didn’t find it.”

“I just think it’s kind of arrogant,” Logan Storley continued. “I really respect him. I think he’s a great dude, but guess what? I don’t have the 20 years of boxing like I do in wrestling, and I understand that. It’s funny when I hear fighters say, ‘If I fix one thing, I’ll beat this guy.’ Well, I wish you the best of luck with that.”

As far as Scott Coker is concerned, he made it public that he had scored the fight for Page. Basically mocking his new interim welterweight champion for winning the fight via his grappling. Saying that, Storley’s grappling-heavy approach is “just laying on somebody.”

“I mean, to each his own,” Logan Storley would respond. “I think Scott scored it 48-47 Page, but which two rounds are you giving me? If you’re going to give me two rounds, why not give me the other two? You’re just guessing at this point. I respect Scott, me and him have a good relationship, but you can’t just pick and choose rounds that, ‘Oh, MVP won this.’ One, two, three, and five was clearly me, so which rounds are you giving me?

What are your thoughts on Logan Storley and Michael Page’s feud, and do you think Page deserves a rematch? Also, is it unprofessional for Scott Coker to say such things about his new interim champion?

Logan Storley Responds To Scott Coker’s Criticism Of Michael Page Win

Bellator interim welterweight champion Logan Storley has responded to Bellator President Scott Coker’s criticism of his most recent performance. Storley defeated Michael ‘Venom’ Page via a split decision in the Bellator 281 headliner. He earned the interim belt and a chance to face off with welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov at a later date. While Storley’s…

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Bellator interim welterweight champion Logan Storley has responded to Bellator President Scott Coker’s criticism of his most recent performance.

Storley defeated Michael ‘Venom’ Page via a split decision in the Bellator 281 headliner. He earned the interim belt and a chance to face off with welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov at a later date.

While Storley’s wrestling was impressive, he didn’t put on a fan-friendly performance in many eyes. This includes Coker, who said Storley’s wrestling-heavy approach to the fight is “not MMA”.

During a recent interview with MMA Fighting, Storley gave his thoughts on Coker’s post-fight remarks.

“I mean, to each his own,” Storley said. “I think Scott scored it 48-47 Page, but which two rounds are you giving me? If you’re going to give me two rounds, why not give me the other two? You’re just guessing at this point. I respect Scott, me and him have a good relationship, but you can’t just pick and choose rounds that, ‘Oh, MVP won this.’ One, two, three, and five was clearly me, so which rounds are you giving me?

“I respect Scott and we have a good relationship and Bellator’s done a lot for me. I love working for those guys, but I get it. Neiman Gracie, that’s a big guy of theirs — I beat him up. Then you have MVP, you’ve got the U.K. draw — I beat him up. So yeah, if you want to be mad, be mad. But I don’t care. I’m a world champ, and if they’re not happy, put whoever you have in front of me next.”

Storley earned the interim title shot after back-to-back wins over Neiman Gracie and Dante Schiro. The former undefeated wrestling standout’s only loss in his MMA career came against Amosov in a No. 1 contender fight at Bellator 252.

In his win over Gracie, Storley showed off a vastly improved standup game that tended to overwhelm the Brazilian fighter. However, he resorted to a grappling-heavy approach to his fight with Page.

While it’s debatable whether or not Storley’s style has entertainment value, he and Coker seem to be on good terms despite Coker’s recent blowup.

What are your thoughts on Logan Storley’s response to Scott Coker?

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Michael Page Explains Why Bellator 281 Loss Was Exciting For Him

Despite losing out on having interim gold wrapped around his waist at Bellator 281, Michael Venom Page (MVP) has explained why the result has still left him feeling excited. After Bellator Welterweight Champion Yaroslav Amosov withdrew from his scheduled defense against Page to continue his part in the Ukrainian effort to push back Russian forces,…

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Despite losing out on having interim gold wrapped around his waist at Bellator 281, Michael Venom Page (MVP) has explained why the result has still left him feeling excited.

After Bellator Welterweight Champion Yaroslav Amosov withdrew from his scheduled defense against Page to continue his part in the Ukrainian effort to push back Russian forces, Logan Storley agreed to cross the Atlantic into hostile territory.

At Bellator 281 last Friday, hosted inside the OVO Arena Wembley in London, MVP and Storley met in the main event with the interim strap on the line. After five rounds, the American wrestler was awarded a controversial split decision victory.

Many, including the promotion’s chief Scott Coker, have suggested that Storley didn’t deliver enough damage from his position to deserve the nod on the scorecards, with his wrestling game seemingly verging on a defense against Page’s striking rather than scorable offense.

Nevertheless, during a recent interview with MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn, Page acknowledged that he would have had a better chance of ensuring he left with the title had he been able to return to his feet.

“It’s a multitude of different emotions… For me, I needed to do better at not being held down,” admitted Page. “There’s a few things that I feel like I could’ve done, in retrospect, better. A few decisions that I made, I could’ve done better, and that could’ve guaranteed me the win.”

But despite the disappointment of failing to have his hand raised in front of his hometown crowd, “Venom” certainly wasn’t all doom and gloom following the result.

Page: “All I Have To Do Is Fix One Thing”

In fact, the setback, which marked only the second loss of MVP’s professional career and snapped his six-fight win streak, has actually made the 35-year-old striker excited for the future.

According to the English fan-favorite, the loss to Storley proved that he only has one flaw to address in his game before cementing himself as the “most dangerous” fighter in mixed martial arts.

“It’s also, weirdly enough, exciting for me, because it’s like, all I have to do is fix one thing in my game and I become the most dangerous person in MMA,” said Page. “That’s how I see it. People do not want to be in front of me while I’m doing what I do. So, it’s kind of exciting. I’m ready to get straight back to work.”

While Storley basks in title glory, albeit a controversial dose of it, it’s back to the drawing board for MVP. Given how determined he seems to address the hole in his game, perhaps we can expect a new and improved Michael “Venom” Page next time out.

Do you think that Michael Page can bounce back and make his way to another title shot down the line?

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Scott Coker Criticizes Logan Storley’s Win: “You Can’t Just Lay On Somebody”

Bellator President Scott Coker thinks interim welterweight champion Logan Storley could’ve done more in his win at Bellator 281. Storley defeated Michael Venom Page via split decision in the Bellator 281 headliner. He won with his wrestling and was able to survive barrages from Page on the feet to secure the victory. But Storley’s approach…

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Bellator President Scott Coker thinks interim welterweight champion Logan Storley could’ve done more in his win at Bellator 281.

Storley defeated Michael Venom Page via split decision in the Bellator 281 headliner. He won with his wrestling and was able to survive barrages from Page on the feet to secure the victory.

But Storley’s approach to his win over Page didn’t go without criticism. Many fans and pundits questioned the final scorecards due to Storley’s reluctance to put out offense after scoring takedowns.

During his Bellator 281 post-fight press conference, Coker explained why he feels Storley did a disservice to the viewing audience.

“Honestly, I think Logan has some improvement to do myself too,” Coker said of Storley. “You can’t just lay on somebody and think you’re gonna win and score points, that’s not MMA, that’s wrestling. To me, if you’re gonna wrestle, you have to continue to wrestle and then try to submit, ground-and-pound, strike.

“There’s a difference between what you see on the wrestling mat and what you see in the cage. To me, all these fighters…. they’re at the very highest level of what they do. But, they owe it to themselves, they owe it to the audience, to the fans… to continue to get better at the disciplines that they’re not strong in.”

Coker went on to answer how he scored the Storley vs. Page headliner.

“I thought [Page] won that fight,” Coker revealed. “The reason I say that… Half of the round, he was striking. The other half, you can’t just lay on somebody. You’re not doing any damage, you’re not getting close to a submission, you’re not creating any threat. You’re just laying on somebody, and that’s not MMA.”

Storley earned a shot for the interim title after welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov pulled out of his fight with Page to fight on the front lines in Ukraine. Page earned the title shot by defeating Douglas Lima via a split decision.

Despite Coker’s criticism, Storley will face Amosov at a later date in a rematch of their close fight at Bellator 252. The former Division I wrestling standout will look to bring a more well-rounded game to the champion in his next Bellator appearance.

How did you score Logan Storley vs. Michael Venom Page?

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Logan Storley Grinds Out Split-Decision Win Over Michael ‘Venom’ Page To Claim Interim Title – Bellator 281

Michael 'Venom' PageBellator has a new interim title, as Logan Storley defeats Michael ‘Venom’ Page in front of an English crowd. Storley was able to utilize his wrestling prowess to shut down much of the offense from MVP. It may not have been the most exhilarating of title fights, but ‘Storm’ stuck to his game plan and […]

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Bellator has a new interim title, as Logan Storley defeats Michael ‘Venom’ Page in front of an English crowd.

Storley was able to utilize his wrestling prowess to shut down much of the offense from MVP. It may not have been the most exhilarating of title fights, but ‘Storm’ stuck to his game plan and now reaps the rewards.

Page did have success in round 4, as he appeared to be beginning to let his hands, and elbows, fly. However, he was unable to finish the fight, which was his only route to success at that point.

Logan Storley defeats Michael ‘Venom’ Page via Split Decsion.

Below, check out the highlights of Logan Storley’s win over Michael ‘Venom’ Page:

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

Round 4

Round 5

Bellator 281: MVP vs. Storley – Results

Bellator 281LowKick MMA will be bringing you Bellator 281: MVP vs. Storley results throughout the night (Fri. May 13. 2022) live from the OVO Arena in London, England. Taking main event status; an interim Bellator welterweight title fight between the #1 ranked welterweight contender, Michael Page, and the #4 ranked contender, Logan Storley. The promotion introduced an interim title to […]

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LowKick MMA will be bringing you Bellator 281: MVP vs. Storley results throughout the night (Fri. May 13. 2022) live from the OVO Arena in London, England.

Taking main event status; an interim Bellator welterweight title fight between the #1 ranked welterweight contender, Michael Page, and the #4 ranked contender, Logan Storley. The promotion introduced an interim title to the division amid the ongoing conflict in Ukraine after undisputed champion, Yaroslav Amosov returned home to help defend his country from the Russian invasion.

Unbeaten in his last six consecutive outings, experienced kickboxing striker, Page most recently featured in the main event of Bellator 267 last October, avenging his sole professional defeat with a close, debated split decision win over former undisputed champion, Douglas Lima.

South Dakota native, Storley has also only suffered one professional loss — a November 2020 split judging defeat against the aforenoted, Amosov. In a pair of victories since, Storley has improved to 13-1 with a pair of wins over Dante Schrio, and Neiman Gracie.

Bellator 281: MVP vs. Storley – Results

Bellator 281 Main Card Results: (Showtime)

Welterweight: Michael Page vs. Logan Storley

Middleweight: Lyoto Machida vs. Fabian Edwards

Flyweight: Denise Kieholtz vs. Kana Watanabe

Welterweight: Paul Daley vs. Wendell Giacomo

Light Heavyweight: Luke Trainer vs. Simon Biyong

Bellator 281 Preliminary Card Results: (YouTube/Pluto TV)

Featherweight: Daniel Weichel vs. Robert Whiteford

Welterweight: Oliver Enkamp vs. Mark Lemminger

Flyweight: Kate Jackson vs. Elina Kallionidou

Lightweight: Tim Wilde vs. Alfie Davis

Featherweight: Andrew Fisher vs. Attila Korkmaz

Catchweight (189.2lbs): Charlie Ward vs. Alan Carlos

Light Heavyweight: Marciej Rozanski def. Lee Chadwick via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Strawweight: Chiara Penco def. Lanchana Green via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)