Rising MMA sensation Michael “Venom” Page not only defeated his most recent opponent Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos in spectacular highlight reel fashion, but he also cashed in on the recent “Pokémon Go” craze that has taken the world by storm.
After landing and finishing with a perfectly placed flying knee during the second round of his bout at Bellator 158, Page put on a Pokémon hat and rolled a Poké Ball at his fallen opponent during this crazy post-fight celebration.
Pokémon Go is a free-to-play, location-based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic and published by The Pokémon Company. It was released in July 2016 for iOS and Android devices. The game allows players to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, who appear on device screens as though in the real world. It makes use of GPS and the camera of compatible devices. The game is free-to-play, although it supports in-app purchases of additional gameplay items. The game quickly became one of the most used smart device apps after launching, surpassing the previous record held by Candy Crush Saga in the United States, and was a boon to the stock value of Nintendo, which owns a part of The Pokémon Company. It was praised by some medical professionals for potentially improving the mental and physical health of players, but attracted some controversy due to reports of causing accidents and being a public nuisance at some locations. [Source: wiki]
Michael Jerome Reece-Page, better known as Michael "Venom" Page, is an English kickboxer, karateka, and welterweight mixed martial artist of Trinidadian and Jamaican descent. He is recognized in the MMA community for his unorthodox fighting style which originated from freestyle kickboxing (points fighting) and sport karate. Page describes his discipline as "not Karate, not Taekwondo, it’s a hands-down kickboxing style" and likens himself to a matador. As a movement-based fighter, his game plan revolves around controlling distance. He engages in histrionics while fighting to maintain focus, unnerve his opponents, and rile up the crowd. [Source: wiki]