This Friday’s Bellator 169‘s match taking place at 3Arena in Dublin is one of the most heavily anticipated event in the MMA world. The co-headliners and featherweights for this jaw-dropping match are James Gallagher and Anthony Taylor. But, days before their match, the two had a pretty crazy run-in during the events’ media day.
The video, posted by Bellator officials, shows Gallagher shoving Taylor – and it gets weird. Was it for publicity? To rile up fans and media for the event? It’s truly unclear. The shove looks a bit planned, and Taylor responds sort of blasé, yelling “Wassup?!?” to Gallagher.
While the run-in is a bit strange, Gallagher apparently wasn’t super excited to be matching up against Taylor at all.
According to media outlets, when reporters asked Gallagher what Taylor brings to the table in a match, he responded,
“Not much. I can’t say that I’ve seen much. It’s just I’m on a different level – my skill set, my mindset, my training, just me. I’m on a different level.”
Those are fighting words if I’ve heard any.
Make sure you tune into Bellator 169 tonight