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MMA Video Roundup: Paul Daley’s Greatest Knockouts

(Paul Daley vs. Scott Smith, 12/4/10)

With 81.5% of his victories coming by way of strikes, Paul Daley has reason to be confident in his chances against Nick Diaz this Saturday. Semtex has gone 4-0 since his notorious loss to Josh Koscheck at UFC 113, and is currently riding back-to-back first-round knockouts of Scott Smith and Yuya Shirai. Of course, Diaz deserves to be a 2-1 favorite, but Daley is always one punch away from producing another devastating knockout. Here are nine of his best moments. (All videos cued up near the good stuff.)

(Paul Daley vs. Junior Barata, 4/18/09)

(Paul Daley vs. Daniel Weichel, 3/10/07)

(Paul Daley vs. Sam Morgan, 1/25/08)

(Paul Daley vs. Paul Jenkins, 4/21/07)

(Paul Daley vs. Duane Ludwig, 6/22/07)

(Paul Daley vs. Martin Kampmann, 9/19/09; Paul Daley vs. Dustin Hazelett, 1/2/10)

(Paul Daley vs. Yuya Shirai)

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Law of Fist- April 9, 2011 at 11:12 am
Daley WILL knock diaz the fuck out! or diaz gets the sub. Daley's westleing might be better than some think(defence) Diaz dont wrestle like Kos
just some dong- April 8, 2011 at 9:54 pm
Daley's out of his depth. Nick will dominate with grappling, especially in the later rounds. Diaz by tko or sub in the 3rd.
jizzninja- April 8, 2011 at 2:03 pm
Daley is no joke but I see Diaz pepperin him with jabs all day and if that doesn't fly it'll be a ground game clinic.
PeteTiarks- April 8, 2011 at 2:19 am
Daley disrespected the whole sport sneaking Kos after that match, dickhead though Kos might be – he should never get a pass on that and it should be brought up forever, just so no one else gets the dumbass idea to do it again.

Of for f*ck's sake. Daley's little love-tap was really not the dirtiest thing done in the UFC ever. Professional athletes have sometimes been known to get frustrated and do stupid shit. Sometimes they even hit each other. It's not clever, and it's really what you want to see in a sport that's still trying to get itself accepted, but it's really not unheard of.

And as evidence of douchebaggery, it probably wasn't even the worst thing done in that fight. Koshcheck faking the injury from the illegal knee was about as cynical and bitchy as it gets. It's also something that could hurt the sport pretty badly if people started following his example. Daley just got a bit pissed off, which, as KMagician says, is actually pretty understandable in the circumstances.

I'd say you were all just hating on Daley because he was British, but Bisping's done some fairly dirty shit recently and, whilst he's not exactly popular, there don't seem to be as many people saying that we have to tar and feather him lest anyone ever be tempted to try such a thing again.

So can we all just be honest about this and admit that the reason Daley gets singled out has very little to do with smacking Josh Koshcheck and a whole lot to do with his refusal to pucker up and kiss Dana White's arse about it?

Now you can think he's stupid for doing that, or arrogant, or whatever, but that's what we're discussing, right? When people start calling him a dick, what they basically mean is that he should roll over and play nice with the bosses.
Clemmie- April 7, 2011 at 8:03 pm
@dim mak. I think nick's boxing is underrated, he did KO lawler like 500 years ago, and he outboxed noons last year.
CanadianGreaser- April 7, 2011 at 5:53 pm
Here's a guy who could have been a legit superstar if he didn't tell his bosses to fuck off.
RearNakedSpoon- April 7, 2011 at 3:06 pm
A douche vs a cunt, its a perfect match up.
dim mak- April 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm
as much as i like diaz, i think he's a little too in love with boxing, and he's simply out of his league striking with daley. i predict 1st round KO, daley.
KMagician- April 7, 2011 at 1:59 pm
I've been a Daley fan since he beat up Kampmann (who I also love the shit out of), I love the cockiness, I love his skills (one of the top 10 strikers in MMA, it just sucks that he can't improve it by threatening with the takedown while he's striking), and I love the aggression. Honestly, if Kos laid on me for 3 rounds I'd want to punch him in the face too.

Word up to LOKI
amsterdamheavy- April 7, 2011 at 1:04 pm
@LOKI: Ya, we hate Kos, cause hes a dickhead. Daley is, as said above, a proven douchebag, both in words and actions. Daley disrespected the whole sport sneaking Kos after that match, dickhead though Kos might be - he should never get a pass on that and it should be brought up forever, just so no one else gets the dumbass idea to do it again.
LOKI- April 7, 2011 at 12:28 pm
I cant stay mad at a guy who looks and sounds like he just walked off the set of 'Snatch'. I really dont get the Daley hate, yes he sucker punched Koscheck...but I thought %99 of earth hated Kos?
The dude has appologized profusely and he is a very entertaining fighter, he didnt use PEDs he didnt grease, he didnt eye gouge, groin strike or knee the head of a downed opponent(right?) He was frustrated because he is Brittish and therefore allergic to wrestling and who knows what sweet nothings Kos was wispering in his ears while on the mat?
Gilbert Yvel is one of the most notoriously dirty fighters in the game...Before he was signed by the UFC and he is also one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet...outside of the ring or cage, which is the same vibe I get from Daley.
NinjaVanish- April 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm
Yeah Daley has great knockouts. like horse said, he is kind of a prick with the cheapshot and the attitude and all. But his ground game isn't up to par with the best in the sport, and Diaz is no bitch. Diaz via submission first round.
DARKHORSE06- April 7, 2011 at 12:04 pm
Daley can suck a dick. That dude is a proven douche, a hard punching douche, but a douche nonetheless.