Anthony Taylor, like most that choose the life of a professional fighter, is looking for his next fight. He is currently riding a five-fight win streak and wants to keep the momentum going. Fans of Taylor know he likes to stir things up with potential opponent’s and his latest sights are sent on Aaron Chalmers.
Chalmers, of Geordie Shore fame is also a professional fighter, signed with Bellator. With the promotion postponed due to the pandemic, both men are well aware that fights are going to have to get made, and with Taylor looking to challenge Chalmers, it seems like both have verbally agreed and it’s up to Bellator to make it official.
If you stand and bang let’s go
As soon as you shoot im gonna bite your ear off https://t.co/Rg6JLpuw0p
— Aaron O’Chalmers (@AaronCGShore) May 20, 2020
“I stirred it up,” Taylor told MyMMANews, “I’ve been wanting to fight Aaron Chalmers since the beginning when he came into Bellator.” Taylor said not it was not for any reasons of animosity, he actually felt they match up well. Chalmers is currently 2-2 in Bellator and Taylor remembers his first run in Bellator, the losses he suffered in the past helped shape him into the fighter he is now.
With Chalmers coming off a loss of his own at Bellator’s last event in Dublin, Taylor thinks where they both are now would make for a good match. Both men have actually fought in BAMMA and Taylor has a fanbase there as does Chalmers, “Why not have two star quality fighters, fight?” Taylor asks, “This is an amazing opportunity for both of us to see where we are in our careers.”
Anthony Taylor has a point, but with closed off events being the standard for sports coming back, Taylor is willing to wait for fans to be allowed back in attendance. Bellator’s return is slated for July at a closed off-venue yet to be determined, but Taylor would prefer to go face Chalmers in his home turf. “I want to fly to England, I don’t want him to come here.” Taylor said, “I want to go to England because that’s what Triple H would do, go to their yard and be the bad guy, I’m willing to play the role.”
Taylor’s love for the theatrics of pro-wrestling is where he gets his inspiration to stir things up with his opponents and he thinks being the “bad-guy” against Chalmers would make for some good fun with fight fans. History has shown, he’s not wrong.