NEW YORK – According to Michael Page , it was his idea to expedite a showdown with Paul Daley in the Bellator welterweight grand prix. “I wanted it, because I don’t believe he would have made it through to the final anyway,” Page told MMAjunkie at a media day for his Bellator 216 headliner. No matter who’s idea the opening-round matchup was, Page is happy it’s here. And like Daley, he’s ready to move on to the next chapter. It took two years to book the fight between Daley and Page, which almost didn’t happen when Daley threatened to leave the promotion. Daley accused Bellator of favoring Page and said he would fight out his contract before patching things up.