Paul Daley Signs With UFC (Official This Time), UFC 103 Debut

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DCRage
7/31/09 8:21:37PM
This time it's official. After apparently premature reports over the last day or so that former Cage Rage star Paul Daley had signed with UFC, Daley officially signed with the promotion a short time ago. He will make his UFC debut at UFC 103 against Brian Foster.

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breakdown5
7/31/09 8:58:26PM
Glad this is official. Daley will be a great addition.

Twenty20Dollars
7/31/09 10:01:00PM
I see a fight with Saunders or Matt Brown.
Kpro
7/31/09 10:59:39PM
I wonder if they'll flip him into a quick 2nd fight at UFC 105, he's shown he can draw in Europe.
sclasclemski
7/31/09 11:06:54PM
Any official word on his first opponent? I am happy for this signing...Affliction folding has been awesome...for the UFC
breakdown5
7/31/09 11:14:09PM
There's nothing official yet, but if they're smart they'll put him in a real scrap and won't expose his lack of ground skills right off the bat. Davis or Matt Brown have been thrown all over the forums. Probably the best match ups I could think of.

sclasclemski
7/31/09 11:15:06PM
well according to the fantasy picks he's listed as fighting Brian Foster
Wolfenstein
8/1/09 12:01:05AM
If it's Brian Foster, then it's a Hit Squad guy, which means classic striker vs wrestler matchup. I can't understand what goes through Joe Silva's head sometimes. Put Paul against any guy with a striking base and you're going to have a fight of the night on your hands--or you can have a really boring match of two guys trying negate the others game.
Kpro
8/1/09 12:35:31AM

Posted by Wolfenstein

If it's Brian Foster, then it's a Hit Squad guy, which means classic striker vs wrestler matchup. I can't understand what goes through Joe Silva's head sometimes. Put Paul against any guy with a striking base and you're going to have a fight of the night on your hands--or you can have a really boring match of two guys trying negate the others game.



Well Foster never wrestled in college, and 60% of his wins are by (T)KO; Let's hope his gym doesn't decide the way the match up is played out (even though we know it will).

He is a good wrestler though, having done it throughout high school; and he also submitted Nathan Coy who I've had my eyes on as a legit prospect for almost 2 years now.
prozacnation1978
8/1/09 12:48:27AM
now 103 is a 12 fight card, more likely 6 fight pay per view i hope
yeah i don't know if he runs through foster a nov in england could happen, have him fight paul taylor, i doubt davis, or have him fight hathaway
Ordep
8/1/09 2:36:27AM

Posted by prozacnation1978

now 103 is a 12 fight card, more likely 6 fight pay per view i hope
yeah i don't know if he runs through foster a nov in england could happen, have him fight paul taylor, i doubt davis, or have him fight hathaway



I'm pretty sure it will be a 6 fights PPV since there are no title fights.
sclasclemski
8/1/09 8:28:22AM
They will try to put as many on as possible but it boils down to the fact they are allotted a limited amount of pay per view time and can only air fights within that framework, I believe its about 3 hours
Art_Jimmerson
8/2/09 3:09:23PM

Posted by Ordep


Posted by prozacnation1978

now 103 is a 12 fight card, more likely 6 fight pay per view i hope
yeah i don't know if he runs through foster a nov in england could happen, have him fight paul taylor, i doubt davis, or have him fight hathaway



I'm pretty sure it will be a 6 fights PPV since there are no title fights.



No doubt in my mind that they'll drop one of the fights currently on the PPV and put it on the under-card.
randompunter
8/2/09 3:22:57PM
He's the best english fighter by far in my opinion i see him doing big things, anyone who stands with him is getting ko'd, besides koscheck and gsp id pick him against anyone.
sclasclemski
8/2/09 4:08:47PM

Posted by randompunter

He's the best english fighter by far in my opinion i see him doing big things, anyone who stands with him is getting ko'd, besides koscheck and gsp id pick him against anyone.



Even against Fitch??? Ballsy.
Art_Jimmerson
8/2/09 9:06:46PM

Posted by randompunter

He's the best english fighter by far in my opinion i see him doing big things, anyone who stands with him is getting ko'd, besides koscheck and gsp id pick him against anyone.



Dan Hardy would beat Paul Daley. Dan could stand and trade with him, Dan has great power, great footwork, great counters and a superb chin, he also has good takedowns and could get the fight to the floor if he wanted.

However, the two most likely wouldn't fight as they both train at The Rough House gym.

And what about Terry Etim?

P.S - look out for Jimmy Wallhead, another English Rough House Welterweight.
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