Dana White on a potential return for Paul Daley: ‘I thought he hated the UFC?’

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 set to make kickboxing return at GLORY 5

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.

Paul “Semtex” Daley lands four-fight UFC deal (updated)

Former Cage Rage Welterweight Champion Paul “Semtex” Daley (21-8-2) has signed a four-fight deal with the UFC according to Fighters Only.

Daley is an impressive striker with 16 of his 21 wins coming by way of (T)KO. His most recent fight was back in April where he scored a first round TKO over Junior Barata (5-2-1). Daley was originally scheduled to fight on the Aug. 1 “Affliction: Trilogy” card against Jay Hieron.

“Semtex” is a native of Nottingham, England, and although he would fit in perfectly on the UFC’s future U.K. cards, it is believed the UFC wants to use him on their U.S. cards as well.

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