UFC president Dana White recently gave his thoughts on the possibility of British welterweight fighter Paul Daley returning to the UFC. “Semtex” is currently riding a four fight winning streak and was recently released from his contract with Bellator, so it will be interesting to see if the UFC are prepared to forget Daley’s troublesome past and give him a second chance in the Octagon.
Paul “Semtex” Daley, who was slated to be one of Bellator’s most prized free agent acquisitions, found himself unable to compete in the promotion’s welterweight tournament due to visa complications stemming from a barroom brawl in his native England. However, the 29 year old heavy hitter has none the less remained active; Daley is set to headline Cage Contender’s February 23rd MMA card in Dublin, Ireland before making the transition back to the kickboxing ring on March 23rd.
Bellator Fighting Championships is returning to Casino Rama on November 2 for Bellator 79 LIVE on MTV2, The Score in Canada and in commercial free HD on EPIX beginning at 8 p.m. EST. Doors open at 6pm EST, with the event also being broadcast on mun2 in Spanish language, as well as streamed on Spike.com.
ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) reporter Dr. Rhadi Ferguson spoke with Paul “Semtex” Daley (30-12-2) following his first round TKO win over Rudy “Bad News” Bears (14-11) last weekend in Tampa, Fla.
Bellator’s Summer Series continues with Bellator 72 this evening at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla. Karl Amoussou and Bryan Baker square off in the Welterweight tournament final, and Paul Daley makes his Bellator debut against Rudy Bears. Also taking place are the Light Heavyweight tournament semifinals and a rematch between Marius Zaromskis and Waachiim Spiritwolf.
Bellator 72, which takes place this evening at the USF Sun Dome, features a welterweight tournament finale, two light heavyweight tournament semifinals as well as some interesting fights featuring UFC and Strikeforce veterans. As always the main card airs live on MTV2 and EPIX, while the undercard can been seen on Spike.com.