Welterweight Paul Daley may be one of the division’s most exciting fighters and has won his last four fights by way of TKO but fans shouldn’t expect to see him back in the Octagon anytime soon if ever again. Daley was recently released by Bellator relating to legal issues the cement-fisted slugger is dealing with in England making it difficult for “Semtex” to travel overseas.
Now a free agent without any strings attached, Daley took to Facebook where he wrote, “Given the opportunity Dana, I would be right back in there, please just send me that contract.”
Daley, referring to UFC President Dana White in his message, fought three times under the organization’s banner including a knockout of Martin Kampmann. However, his time spent there will undoubtedly be remembered for a sucker-punch he threw after a frustrating loss to Josh Koscheck ultimately earning him his release.
White addressed the possibility of Daley making a return over the weekend while speaking to media at UFC on FOX 8 where he told MMAJunkie, “I thought he hated this place. I don’t know, man. I don’t think so.”
The 30-year old Daley is 33-12-2 in his career with 24 strike-based stoppages. He has emerged with his hand raised in six of his last seven scraps.