Strikeforce Inks Daley to Multi-Fight Deal
Notorious British striker Paul Daley has
signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce, the promotion announced
Fresh off a unanimous decision victory over Jorge
Masvidal at Shark Fights 13 on Sept. 11 in Amarillo, Texas,
Daley joins a welterweight stable that includes champion Nick Diaz,
Noons, Andre Galvao
A staple of the U.K. circuit from 2003-2006, Daley gained notice in
the UFC welterweight division in 2009 with back-to-back knockout
wins over Martin
Kampmann and Dustin
Hazelett. The run earned the 27-year-old fighter a fight with
Koscheck at UFC 113 in May for the No. 1 contender’s spot and a
coaching role on Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter 12.”
Koscheck outwrestled Daley to a unanimous decision nod. The
Nottingham, England, native lost control of his emotions afterward
and punched Koscheck after the final bell. As a result, UFC
President Dana White promptly released Daley from his contract.
In July, Daley notched a third-round submission win over Daniel Acacio
at Impact Fighting Championship 2 in Sydney, Australia.
Daley appeared once before for Strikeforce in a co-promoted event
with EliteXC in 2007, earning a second-round TKO against fellow
striker Duane Ludwig.
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