Kilkenny’s Myles Price is set to return to the professional MMA ranks.
Having recently completed his lightweight contract with Bellator, Price (11-7) is among a number of Irish fighters departing the US-based organisation including stablemate Team Ryano Paul Redmond who re-signed to Cage Warriors earlier this year.
Notably, Price’s Instagram activity has been delving much more into behind-the-scenes work as would be expected of an athlete in a fight camp. Quizzed on it during this week’s All Things MMA podcast (available Friday), he confirmed at least some of the details.
“I’m doing a vlog now because I have signed my contract, I’ve confirmed my – I can’t announce it yet, as they have to do all that, but we’ll keep it on the quiet”, says Price.
“I can say this – it’s overseas.”
The Kilkenny native signed with UFD Sports Management in May of this year who currently have fighters competing with KSW in Poland and PFL (Professional Fighters League) in the US.
Price hasn’t competed since February 2019, then claiming a co-main event victory at lightweight over Waterford native Peter Queally.
While the Team Ryano Kilkenny head coach would sit out the remainder of his Bellator contract, Queally (13-5-1 MMA, 2-1 Bellator) has risen through the ranks to #4 in the Bellator lightweight division, his most recent win being a surprise stoppage victory over #2 lightweight contender Patricky Pitbull.
While it won’t be a return to Bellator, we have seen Paul Redmond and Norman Parke fight under the KSW banner previously, an organisation Price has previously shared his admiration for.
A move to the PFL would mean potential fights in the US where Price has already spent some time training alongside Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose.
The UFC have also started making more moves for Irish fighters with the roster thinning out, Cage Warriors welterweight champion Ian Garry their most recent signing announced earlier this month. Having trained out of a gym that seems to breed UFC champions, could that move be on the horizon?
Whichever side of the world he ends up on, we’re already looking forward to seeing him back in action.