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Bellator Signs Knockout Artist Paul Daley

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Bellator continued its aggressive plunge into the free agent pool, signing UFC and Strikeforce veteran Paul Daley.

The promotion confirmed the addition of the British knockout artist to MMA Fighting on Friday.

Daley will make his organizational debut at Bellator 72 on July 20.

"I’ve been a 'Semtex' fan for years," Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said in a statement. "He’s an incredibly explosive fighter who is magic to watch inside the cage. So, when the opportunity presented itself to join forces with Paul, it was a simple decision to make. Paul’s one of those fighters I’ve always intentionally stayed home to watch and now I can watch him cageside at Bellator."

Just last week, the 29-year-old Daley had asked for and been granted his release from Strikeforce.

It didn't take him long to find a new home.


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Post #1   6/15/12 2:54:41PM   

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Daley should have some winnable fights. I don't know about him winning a tournament or a title, but this is good for Bellator.

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Post #2   6/15/12 3:07:44PM   

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Was to be expected.

No where else to go really.

We'll see how long he lasts

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Posted by pmoney

Daley should have some winnable fights. I don't know about him winning a tournament or a title, but this is good for Bellator.



Daley in Bellator makes for some exciting fights as long as Ben Askren isnt involved in it.

Post #4   6/15/12 3:20:56PM   

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Can fight more often there if he wins and if he enters the tourney.

Post #5   6/15/12 3:34:29PM   

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I hope he takes his career seriously again.

Post #6   6/15/12 3:48:31PM   

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I figured this would happen, good pickup by Bellator. Daley should be a bigger fish in a smaller pond

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now we get to watch him not make weight in bellator...

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Daley vs Lima would be nice.

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Posted by pmoney

Daley should have some winnable fights. I don't know about him winning a tournament or a title, but this is good for Bellator.



Daley in Bellator makes for some exciting fights as long as Ben Askren isnt involved in it.



Exactly.

Which means the tournament will be exciting and then Daley will get laid on for a while afterwards.

Post #10   6/15/12 4:49:08PM   

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Saw this coming a mile away.

Post #11   6/15/12 5:03:23PM   

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So many great fights for him in Bellator.

-Brian Foster
-Bryan Baker
-Ben Saunders
-War Machine
-Douglas Lima
etc

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what i wouldnt give to see Semtex land just one left hook to the jaw of that jackass Askren....probably a pipe dream tho

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This is great news. Hopefully Bellator gives him wrestlers. I like Daley aside from the whole suckerpunching thing, but he needs t learn how to beat people who dont wanna stand with him.

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Posted by infestructure

This is great news. Hopefully Bellator gives him wrestlers. I like Daley aside from the whole suckerpunching thing, but he needs t learn how to beat people who dont wanna stand with him.



And the people that do. Who is the best striker he has beat? Probably Martin Kampmann, a fighter that has proven that he is not the hardest person in the world to hit and I will not deny that Daley has power.

Daley is going to have a Bellator career similar to that of Roger Huerta's.

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