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Paul Daley Signs Contract to Fight Nick Diaz in April

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Nick Diaz vs. Paul Daley, the most anticipated welterweight title fight in Strikeforce history, is officially happening on April 9.

Diaz's manager and trainer, Cesar Gracie, confirmed with MMA Fighting that the British slugger signed the bout agreement on Tuesday, thus ending speculation that "Semtex" would pull out of the fight.

Diaz vs. Daley had already been announced by the promotion, but after Zuffa purchased Strikeforce two weeks ago, Daley hinted online that he may back out of the title fight given his previous relationship with UFC president Dana White.

"Business as usual," Daley wrote on the Underground forum, "what if I don't want to fight for Dana White/Zuffa?"

He added:

"Dana white bans me for life from the UFC, Then buys STRIKEFORCE, and thinks im still gonna be EASY and fight on one of the most anticipated fights of the year (vs Diaz)? Which will no doubt make ZUFFA/Dana White money.

"Daley vs Diaz still on?.....Someone better holla at my manager real quick."

Even though White banned Daley from the UFC after Daley punched Koscheck after the bell at UFC 113, the UFC president has said that he will honor Daley's existing contract with Strikeforce despite his feelings towards "Semtex."

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Post #1   3/23/11 1:22:35PM   

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2 Guys i dont really care for beating each other up. Sounds like something i would like to see, but not pay for. Pretty sure this is a free fight so........ Nick by pillow punches in bunches that accumulate into damage until he takes Daley down and subs him by rear naked choke in the 3rd.

Post #2   3/23/11 2:36:38PM   

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Posted by teddythetuna

2 Guys i dont really care for beating each other up. Sounds like something i would like to see, but not pay for. Pretty sure this is a free fight so........ Nick by pillow punches in bunches that accumulate into damage until he takes Daley down and subs him by rear naked choke in the 3rd.



Have they had a strikeforce ppv before?

Anyway I think this fight is gonna be awesome, though I bet Mayhem is somewhere mad as sh** right about now

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I was just thinking that since they were aquired by Zuffa/UFC it could be a possibility

Post #4   3/23/11 3:47:51PM   

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I dont think Diaz will stand with Daley a think he will fight smart and take it to the floor and win by sub.If he stands with paul a think he will get ko'd.

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Daley KO rd 1

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Daley better enjoy Strikeforce for the next 2 years. He'll be gone after.

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Diaz will not KO Daley. If he gets Daley down, then he gets the sub. If not, Daley by KO

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And, If Strikeforce started having PPV, I think we would see the UFC absorption within 3 months. Meaning, SF PPV would probably fail.

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'if i touch u, ur f*@K!'..Daley via KO

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I can't see Diaz standing with Daley. Gracie is gonna have Nick do the same thing Shields did to beat Daley. Diaz Rd 1 Sub.

Post #11   3/24/11 2:39:54AM   

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i am glad all these fights didnt get changed
looking forward to going in two weeks

Post #12   3/24/11 10:19:30AM