Paul Daley signs multi fight UFC deal

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breakdown5
7/29/09 7:29:20PM
British fighter Paul Daley (21-8-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has reportedly signed a four-fight deal with the UFC and will join the organization's roster of welterweight fighters.


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I'm personally looking forward to his debut.

fizzle
7/29/09 8:01:31PM
Can't wait to see who the UFC matches Paul up with. I like Semtex and if he can get with a camp and get a ground game in order than I think he can be a real bruiser in the division.
Twenty20Dollars
7/29/09 8:13:25PM
Tough luck for him coming into the WW division.
lohmann
7/29/09 8:17:49PM
He will not be contending for the title, but he sure will put on some exciting fights in the UFC if Joe Silva uses him right. I hope he gets somebody like Matt Brown or Chris Lytle for his first fight.
Giant_Ochai
7/29/09 8:38:11PM
I want to see him fight Marcus Davis first.
Mayhem13
7/29/09 8:45:30PM
Have him fight Goulet first, to highlight his power and kickboxing.

then have him fight a Davis or Brown type fighter to see how he does wth them.
cowcatcher
7/29/09 9:15:00PM
love this signing, i think its been a long time coming. hes going to take some lumps when he gets in there with some of the 170 lb grapplers, but fights with alves, lytle, davis, taylor, etc would be fun to see.
xdanish020
7/29/09 9:36:47PM
Paul Daley vs. Matt Brown

PLEASE

Great pickup by the UFC, I'm a huge Daley fan but he's going to be undersized and have a hard time at WW in the UFC b/c of his lack of wrestling.
Jesse_Canadian_MMA
7/29/09 9:52:58PM
excellent I guess he will be one of the 20 from affliction along with rothwell and gormley
tepid55
7/29/09 11:09:16PM
I think Paul Daley will have a very hard time with all of the grapplers at welterweight.
breakdown5
7/29/09 11:31:44PM
Unless he rounds out his game a bit, I don't see him making a run at the belt. He'll make for some exciting match ups in the weight class though. He is kinda undersized for the weight class, but if he was a little more well rounded he'd make for some amazing scraps.

DevonFoxy
7/30/09 12:31:48AM
love this! Im a huge Daley fan and can't wait to see him in the octagon \!! I'm guessing they will feed him fighters on the UK cards which is more than fine with me. If Davis deserved a few easy fights in a row I think Daley does as well and he will not disappoint....unless the guy is a grappler......oh well I love this move!!!

He won't be thrown to Koscheck or Fitch right off the bat or some great grappler he'll get fights with strikers if the UFC wants him to be a face for their UK expansion so I's think thats the road they will take because he's probably the best striker at 170.
supatolacyl
7/30/09 1:20:09AM
I too am a big fan of Daley's he puts on exciting fights, but I would much rather see him in the LW division. I still can't get the size difference out of my head between Daley and Shields and Shields isn't that big of a WW and there be some Monsters in the WW in the UFC
Art_Jimmerson
7/30/09 1:25:35AM
Seen Paul fight live a few times here in the UK, he's a superb fighter.

One thing, his takedown defense is better than you think..
Khaos
7/30/09 4:26:22AM
I think he's not gonna do that well in the UFC, probably finish his contract 2-2, there are people at WW he'd beat, but I feel that there are more people at WW that'd beat him.
Kpro
7/30/09 4:35:16AM
There's a lot of good match-ups with Semtex that I'd like to see but as stated many times, he's gonna get worked by the grapplers.

And hopefully they don't let him near a microphone post-fight. He's one of those guys I love to watch fight, and hate to hear talk.
Aaronno9
7/30/09 6:40:32AM
Awesome. His ground skills have improved alot, but hes in the same situation as Dan Hardy, no disrespect to the rough house, they produce some top, top guys, but he needs to spend some time in the states and really work his TDD. Id LOVE to see him fight Marcus Davies and knock the snot out of him.
BigBadAl
7/30/09 8:58:18AM

Posted by Aaronno9

Awesome. His ground skills have improved alot, but hes in the same situation as Dan Hardy, no disrespect to the rough house, they produce some top, top guys, but he needs to spend some time in the states and really work his TDD. Id LOVE to see him fight Marcus Davies and knock the snot out of him.



He's not in the same situation as Dan Hardy as Dan already trains in LA and has done for some time before his UFC debut. Great signing by the UFC though.
prozacnation1978
7/30/09 9:29:50AM
they should have signed him a year ago
better late than never, another name for overseas card, glad to see him in the ufc, will he have success?? i don't think so, he will be on brit card in nov, curious to see who against,
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