Michael 'Venom' Page's Insane Knockout Video Reaches 4.1 Million Views

4.1 million--that's how many times Michael 'Venom' Page's devastating knockout of Evangelista Santos and his subsequent Pokemon GO-themed celebration from Bellator 158 in London has been viewed on Bellator MMA's official YouTube page.

Add in all the other non-official videos, news articles, social media posts and other press coverage, and you start to understand that with just one swing of his knee, Page took his stardom to a whole different level back on June 24.

Now, Page is coming to terms with what that one moment has done for him, and he can scarcely believe what has happened.  

"To be fair, it's been unbelievable," Page said. "I 100-percent didn't know the scale it would go to. On the night I had a plan. I knew I could land that knee, and it was one of a few techniques we've been working on a lot in the gym. I knew I could land it, and I attempted a couple of them, but I knew the knee was going to do it.


"Every time I went for it, I could feel it was getting closer and closer. That's why I stuck it with it, and eventually it came off -- I guess in a big way. The celebration was something we had planned as well. We were even laughing and joking about it, saying that people would love it. Still though, I had absolutely no idea that it would take off like it did.

"The number of people that contacted me afterwards and seeing it all over the news--I trended on Facebook at No. 1 for a week," he said. "It was just out of this world unbelievable."

One thing Page cherishes from that evening is a reaction video shot seconds after he landed the knockout knee to Cyborg. A ringside cameraman swooped around the perimeter of the cage and captured the faces and words from the likes of Lennox Lewis, Tito Ortiz, Michael Chandler, Liam McGeary and many more stars who were cageside that evening.

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"That's a video I must've played about 50 times," Page said. "Even when I play any video from that night, I just get a rush of adrenaline again. Seeing those people on the side appreciating what I do, it's the reason I do what I do."

But Page made one thing very clear: he doesn't care about chasing titles.

"I'm just here to make a big impact on the sport and I know titles will come with that," Page said. "Titles aren't what I'm about, entertaining is something I care about more than anything else. I'm all about putting the sport and my style on the map more than absolutely anything else.

"To me, seeing those celebrities and all the people celebrating our sport, enjoying it and enjoying what I've done, that means more to me than any title will ever do. I'm enjoying what I'm doing."

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