Paul Daley is a free agent once again, as the former UFC fighter was granted his release from Strikeforce.
Daley requested his release so that he could remain more active given the infrequency of Strikeforce’s shows. “Semtex” went just 1-3 in his recent stint with the promotion, including losses to Nick Diaz and Kazuo Misaki.
“I’m happy that Strikeforce has granted my request to be released from their roster as I found it difficult to fight so infrequently,” said Daley in a prepared statement sent to MMAWeekly via manager Wad Alameddine of Fight Management Limited. “I felt that I put on nothing but entertaining fights while at the organization.”
Daley mentioned looking to kickboxing bouts, as well as talking with several other MMA promotions already. He holds a career record of 29-12-2 with 20 knockout victories.
Following his exit from the UFC after landing a shot well after the bell to Josh Koscheck, UFC President Dana White cut Daley. The brash brawler then latched on in his native country of England for a few fights before returning to Strikeforce.
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