Logan Storley has a single thing on his mind – the Bellator welterweight interim championship.
Storley is on a mission to receive his first title less than a key promotion at Friday’s Bellator 280 in London. But to attain that, he will have to get previous extensive-time contender Michael Webpage, as effectively as Page’s pre-struggle antics that come with every single combat he’s in.
Webpage (20-1 MMA, 16-1 BMMA) is notorious for trash conversing and currently being a showman through his vocation. Storley (13-1 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) is not as well common working with these sorts of opponents, but no matter, the 29-year-previous won’t permit the out-of-cage aspects distract him from the task at hand.
“I guess Justin Buckley talked a really a tiny trash to me, but moreover that, that is about it truly,” Storley told MMA Junkie Radio. “I guess I never seriously care. I don’t get also wrapped up in it. At the conclude of the working day, I came right here on a business enterprise vacation. It is not private to me. None of this is.
“I do not disrespect or dislike everyone that I’m likely to battle. At the conclude of the working day, we’re both of those prize fighters preventing for money, and I’m likely to do my work on Friday, and I’m likely to go again to the United Sates and be champ and enjoy my daily life. I get it. You have to provide the combat a tiny little bit, but it doesn’t do a lot for me personally.”
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Storley is filling in for champion Yaroslav Amosov, who withdrew from the title combat towards Website page. Amosov, a indigenous of Ukraine, has opted to continue to be in his property country and be section of the resistance in opposition to Russia’s war.
Storley is contemporary off a huge win above Neiman Gracie at Bellator 274, which served as the promotion’s 1st 5-spherical, non-title headliner. The standout wrestler’s lone loss came at the hands of Amosov.
In the meantime, Webpage has gained six fights in a row considering that suffering his first-job loss to Lima in the Bellator grand prix semifinals in Could 2019. He was able to avenge his knockout loss to Lima in his most modern outing final October when he edged him out at Bellator 267 in London.