Martin Stapleton has today taken to social media to respond to speculation that the former BAMMA Lightweight champion’s imminent jump to Cage Warriors has nixed a potential domestic super-fight with Brendan Loughnane.
In a video posted on Stapleton’s (18-4) Facebook, the SBG Manchester trained fighter alledged that he was never offered a fight with Loughnane (13-2).
“.50 Cal” explained: “So yesterday a rumour came out that I was supposed to fight Brendan Loughnane and then I’ve signed for another promotion. Right first of all that rumour is total bulls–t. I was talking to Tanko for about five weeks about fights and at the same time I was talking to another of other promotions as well but Brendan Loughnane’s name never came up once in them conversations, they offered me five or six other people but his name never came up once in that conversation.”
The 33-year-old then challenged the All Power Gym trained fighter to show him evidence that the fight was offered to him and also confirmed that he is days away from signing with a new promotion.
Loughnane – who appeared as a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes series – would then proceed to produce screenshots between himself and persons unknown that would suggest that a domestic superfight between the pair was almost a done deal.
Unfortunately for the time being at least it would appear from fight between the pair will not take place but MMA Plus will continue to following this and keep you updated on this story as it develops.