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With the Oct. 20 demise of EliteXC parent company, Pro Elite Inc., one of the league’s brightest European fighters in Paul Daley has hit the market once again.

The man known as "Semtex" for his powerful hands went 3-1 in Pro Elite-run events, with his only loss coming to EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields via second-round armbar submission during its Oct. 4 event on CBS.

The 25-year-old Daley (18-7-1) had three fights remaining on his EliteXC contract, and though he is unsure of the logistics that agreement might hold for him, the Nottingham native has started to pursue opportunities with other organizations.



















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Post #1   10/31/08 2:59:35PM   

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I like Semtex, i think if he, like many fighters need to develop some comprehensive ground game before their a complete fighter. Semtex is tough as nails though and i can't wait to see him next time he fights.

Post #2   10/31/08 5:41:11PM   

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I'm not sure if he's UFC material, but I'd love to see him face Carlos Condit in the WEC.

He'll probably go back to Cage Rage though.

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Posted by ohiostate1016

I'm not sure if he's UFC material, but I'd love to see him face Carlos Condit in the WEC.

He'll probably go back to Cage Rage though.



He's too good for Cage Rage, he won't really gain anything from fighting there, wouldn't be surprised if the UFC signed him, they already tried to.

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Post #4   10/31/08 6:46:11PM   

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I think athleticism wise, he is definately UFC material but he needs to develop a ground game before he fulfills that potential. Being a great striker works in the UK where most MMA guys are strikers but in the U.S. where grapplers are very common that just isnt going to cut it.

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Posted by rabbit915

I think athleticism wise, he is definately UFC material but he needs to develop a ground game before he fulfills that potential. Being a great striker works in the UK where most MMA guys are strikers but in the U.S. where grapplers are very common that just isnt going to cut it.



Yeah, it goes back to the whole wrestling thing, in the UK it's extremely hard to find a club that just does wrestling and no schools (i dont know about universities) do wrestling, it's very hard for British MMA fighters in that area because the Americans will always be that one step ahead.

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Post #6   10/31/08 9:07:21PM