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Daley Has Back-to-Back Fights Lined Up Against Radev and Fioravanti in September and October



(Semtex is doin’ work to get back in contention.)

Paul Daley will have a busy next two months with back to back fights under two different banners in two different continents.

The 27-11-2 British knockout artist who is 0-2 in his last two fights against Tyron Woodley and Nick Diaz is slated to take on Bulgarian welterweight and fellow UFC vet Jordan Radev (23-4) at BAMMA 7 September 10 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.

If all goes well and he walks away from the bout unscathed, six weeks later “Semtex” will hop a plane to Quebec, Canada where he will square off with another fellow UFC vet, Luigi Fioravanti (22-10) at Ringside 12 on October 21 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Daley is likely hoping to get his sagging career back on track with two quick wins, but overtraining, fatigue and jet-lag are a few factors that may prove more difficult than anticipated. Prior to his loss to Diaz in April, Daley was undefeated in his previous four outings includiong wins over Jorge Masvidal and Scott Smith. His last win came via first-round knockout in his BAMMA debut against Yuya Shirai in February. His bout with Fioravanti will be Daley’s first in Montreal since losing to Josh Koscheck at UFC 113 last May. He was fired by Zuffa immediately following the event after lobbing a suckerpunch at Koscheck out of frustration at his unwillingness to engage during the fight and comments the cocky AKA fighter made to him during the bout.

 

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SnackDaddy- August 30, 2011 at 6:58 am
Daley's striking as good as any in his division. Too bad his ground game is worst than Rampage!
ristlock- August 29, 2011 at 8:40 pm
Is everyone forgetting he still has to beat Radev? Radev is 12-1 in his last 13 fights since leaving the UFC. This will be Radevs debut at 170....he has all the skills necessary to get back to the big show and hopefully be able to build up the Welterweight divisions in MMA.
BTW, he's also a hell of a nice guy....more than you can say for the dickhead he's going to SMASH in September.
XENOPHON- August 29, 2011 at 4:11 pm
@Pen Fifteen
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Makes sense to me, send his ass to kickboxing.
XENOPHON- August 29, 2011 at 3:48 pm
@Pen Fifteen
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Daley was never the caliber fighter to put in front of either Koscheck or Diaz. As we agree, he only chance was only ever landing the big bomb.
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WalksInTheDarkness got it best, he realized that Daley was part of the UFC's campaign with the: "lets suck the British cocks for a while" and see how it tastes when the ratings are tallied.
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As for the for the Kampon fight, we know now why Playtex is much more popular with the chicks based on their 30 day cycles.
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Any woman could have picked who would end up being more absorbent.
Pen Fifteen- August 29, 2011 at 1:38 pm
@Walks
No, not one-dimensional like Tyron Woodley, who has won half his fights by submission (not to mention Woodley has been training MMA for about 3 years, while Daley has been pro for nearly a decade). Daley has exactly one skill: striking. He can't wrestle, which is why every decent grappler puts him on his back and keeps him there. Did you ever see Chuck Liddell get wrestlefucked for a whole fight? Didn't think so. Also, while you may put a lot of stock in a homerun omoplata attempt, Daley has never finished a fight by an actual submission hold, and he's been submitted 5 times, so we can safely discount jiu-jitsu. If the dude wants to bitch and moan about how no one will stand with him, he should try K1 and see how that works out for him. In the mean time, he's destined to spend the rest of his career as a headliner for regional promotions. We're all really impressed by your big-time gambling skills; I wonder if you bothered to make a wager on the Koscheck fight?
WalksInTheDarkness- August 29, 2011 at 12:27 pm
One dimensional, say, like Tyrone Woodley? Who couldn't do any actual damage to Daley during their fight in Strikeforce. Who almost stopped Diaz but Nick got given the benefit of the doubt. Welterweight is full of high level wrestlers who like to wrestle but couldn't punch their way "out of paper bag". There are plenty of one dimensional fighters out there at the moment and lots of them still get the game done by doing that thing really well. Shields isn't desperately good at doing anything aside from smothering wrestling but he's still top ten ranked. The same with Fitch. One of the perks that Daley brings to the Welterweight division is that he's a finisher.

My favourite part of watching Kampmann versus Daley was knowing that the Dane was going to get knocked out by the Brit and making a large sum of money off of it. Watching the look on Kampmann's face as soon as he felt Daley's power was hysterical. Hardly anyone can stand and bang with Daley. He has a truely superior level of striking.

He almost locked an omoplata on to Woodley in the final round of his fight. The thing he needs to work on most is his cardio. The guy is massive for a welter weight and they weight cut has got to seriously take a lot out of his gas tank.
Pen Fifteen- August 29, 2011 at 12:17 pm
The dude was widely considered top 10 after KOing Martin Kampman back in 09, and since then, his next 2 losses were to Koscheck and Diaz, both of whom were top 10 when he lost to them. He probably only dropped outside the top 10 after losing to Tyron Woodley. I mean, I'd give the guy his due as a good fighter, but he can't grapple his way out of a paper bag.
XENOPHON- August 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm
@Pen Fifteen
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Who ever gave Tampax a top 10 ranking?
XENOPHON- August 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm
Semtex is now called Playtex.
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He has no real game unless, he can deliver the strike.
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And that includes before, or after the bell.
Pen Fifteen- August 29, 2011 at 12:09 pm
Instead of fighting 6 times a year, Daley should try to learn some wrestling, so when he does fight someone who isn't a can or is in his own weightclass, he doesn't get tooled. Seriously, the dude has to be the most one dimensional fighter in any division who could be considered shooting-range of the top 10.
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