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Paul Daley Will Be Just One of the Notorious Heels on Impact FC’s 7/18 Card

(Protect yourself at all times. Seriously, Daniel, *all* times.)

Australian upstart fight promotion Impact FC recently confirmed that UFC refugee Paul Daley will be competing at their July 18th show in Sydney — not on 7/3 as originally reported — against Chute Boxe product Daniel Acacio (21-9). According to, the Sydney fight card currently looks like this:

Ken Shamrock vs. Pedro Rizzo
Paul Daley vs. Daniel Acacio
Murilo Bustamante vs. Jesse Taylor
Jeff Monson vs. Ricco Rodriguez
Joaquim "Mamute" Ferreira vs. Sokoudjou
Paulo Filho vs. Denis Kang

Two thoughts come to mind upon seeing this lineup: 1) Damn, that’s a lot of star power for a brand-new league. And 2) My God, this is like the MMA equivalent of the Legion of Doom. Let’s run it down…

Ken Shamrock: Steroid abuser. Pretty much just shows up for a paycheck these days, unless he’s fighting someone even less healthy than he is. Last-minute dodging of fight against Kimbo Slice started a chain of events that led to the demise of EliteXC.

Paul Daley: Sucker-punched Josh Koscheck after the bell at UFC 113; became one of the few fighters to be released by the UFC for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Jesse Taylor: Suspended by the UFC for a drunken rampage in which he abused limousine windows, slot machines, and female casino guests. Pissed shorts on national TV.

Jeff Monson: Noted anarchist, vandal, polygamist and alleged grandfather clock destroyer.

Ricco Rodriguez: Former drug addict. Likes to tell the story of how he got into a bad car accident while high, then dragged the body of his girlfriend (who he thought was dead) into the driver’s seat so the cops wouldn’t bust him for driving with a suspended license. Spit at Ben Rothwell during an IFL fight.

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou: Lost his mind at DREAM.9 and would not stop pounding on Jan Nortje, despite the ref’s efforts to drag him off.

Paulo Filho: Delusional, unreliable, a recovering drug-addict, owner of some of the stupidest tattoos on Earth, and driving force behind one of the strangest bouts in MMA history.

Keep in mind that Impact’s debut event on July 10th will feature repeated steroid suspect Josh Barnett and Armenian basket case Karo Parisyan. Not a bad way to build heat for your promotion, if you don’t mind working with the dangerous and unpredictable. But if half of these fights fall apart before showtime, don’t come crying to us…

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Clinch-Smash- June 8, 2010 at 1:29 am
After the read, all i could think was some quote from quigley down under to the effect of all there was in Aus was criminals Viva Hate and ccman killed me.

But no one said junie browning a little JB vs WM would make this ALMOST watchable.
noizy- June 7, 2010 at 5:03 pm
Hey CagePotatoe, we need a caption contest for the Daley picture.
fatbellyfrank- June 7, 2010 at 2:54 pm
Yeah, i've been watching this clusterfuck build up for a few weeks now, we may get a show, I wouldn't be surprised to see it all blow up when the fighters discover the promoter never intended paying them or some such fuckassery.
Our Immigration department are going to have screaming hissy fits about actually letting some of these guys in the country, @ rampages conscience, I know we've got a murky past, but that doesn't mean we gotta take these fuckers.
Apparently a PPV is planned, it'll just be interesting what is actually left to view when fight night rolls around
mikesite- June 7, 2010 at 1:19 pm
I will give 5 to 1 odds that the shamrock prefight shows ken doing his dive through the legs heel hook that he has yet to hit on anyone not helping out with his highlight reel. let me know if you want some of that action.....
midget tosser- June 7, 2010 at 1:12 pm
"I showed you what this monkey puncher could do at the end of the Koscheck fight" Paul says as he raises his left hand as visual proof. When asked what strategy he will use to best his opponent Daley replied. "I plan to knock his ass out after the 3rd round".
Clyde- June 7, 2010 at 12:54 pm
I can forsee more drama outside of the cage that there's going to be inside. Good luck to Bustamante though; I always liked that guy.

bdp: I was thinking the same thing when I read that bit about JT Money.
Barc- June 7, 2010 at 11:31 am
Holy shit! Is Paul Daley fighting Barack Obama? I'm seeing flashes of that Knights Tale movie... "you tilt when you should withdraw."
2DaDeath- June 7, 2010 at 11:25 am
Even Eddie Arcadian couldn't compile a list of villians this evil.
2DaDeath- June 7, 2010 at 11:19 am
LOL @ Almost North.

ccman- June 7, 2010 at 11:05 am
Ken Shamrock vs. Pedro Rizzo - rizzo via geritol withholding, shamrock files a protest but does not do it in the queens english so it is dismissed. Shamrock goes into a roid rage at shady achres retirement home and loses jello privilages for a month.
Paul Daley vs. Daniel Acacio - Daley hits Acacio on the way to the ring and demands someone count him, he then follows a group of Aboriginal tribesman into the bush for a walkabout, even they hate him and he sucker punches them too.
Murilo Bustamante vs. Jesse Taylor- taylor gets hammerered enamouring himself to the Aussies and then hits a chick only to find out the Aussie chicks are bigger than him and he gets KO'ed via gucci purse slam.
Jeff Monson vs. Ricco Rodriguez - monsons name is announce and people think it is a warning and run for their lives, he then marries 6 aussies in varying cities and becomes a soccer hooligan.
Joaquim "Mamute" Ferreira vs. Sokoudjou - Sokoudjou is arrested for brutally beating a Kangaroo that gave him 'the eye'
Paulo Filho vs. Denis Kang - Filho is DQ'ed for nailing his imaginary Jesus to Kangs chest.
Almost North- June 7, 2010 at 11:04 am
Assholefest '10 is shaping up quite nicely. Bouncers down under: keep your mouth shut for the month of July.
DAN THE VIKING- June 7, 2010 at 11:03 am
To be fair, Nortje did come out to a song that said 'Kill that nigga'.
What if Sokoudjou had come out to 'The friendly Giant' theme? Ya thats what I gathered...
nicey- June 7, 2010 at 10:39 am
please please punch semtex's bigass chin right the F off. please.
LockDown- June 7, 2010 at 10:14 am
It sounds more exciting than some UFC cards lately.
Don_Dada- June 7, 2010 at 10:05 am
NotTheNoobURLooking4- June 7, 2010 at 10:01 am
Krazy Horse needs to fight for this promotion.

Is this going to be broadcast in the US?
Lysol- June 7, 2010 at 9:58 am
The heel vs. face angle only works if
1.) We hate the heel so much that, despite being a great fighter, we cannot like him
2.) We actually like the face
3.) The heels aren't fighting each other.

Maybe the promoters haven't followed MMA since 2006 and were amazed that all this talent was available.
Frank Mur- June 7, 2010 at 9:47 am
Seriously, thought this was a casting call for "Death Warrior II"
El Famous Burrito- June 7, 2010 at 9:23 am
Special guest referee: Yahoo Serious.
AceCondor- June 7, 2010 at 9:13 am
The island of misfit toys.
MMAMoneyLine- June 7, 2010 at 9:01 am
I hope odds come out on how many of these fights actually happen. I'll take the over on 5 fights (between all the cards) being called off.
Viva Hate- June 7, 2010 at 8:58 am
Man, this is the best card of has-beens and disappointments I have seen in a long time.

Here are my predictions:

Rizzo will win by decision, Shamrock will collect the $11.39 he is owed for the fight and immediately pay it the UFC.

Daley will win by KO at 5:10 of the first round.

Jesse Taylor will win KO due to slot machine shot.

Jeff Monson will win via choke spray paint an anarchy sign in the ring and run around naked to protest the situation with BP in the Gulf.

And finally we all know they will never let Paulo Filho fight out of fear of his amazing ability.
bpd- June 7, 2010 at 8:48 am
To be fair to Mongo, he pissed his shorts *twice*.

What I'm really taking from all this though is that War Machine is somehow too screwed up for Australia to take in.
Joedirt- June 7, 2010 at 8:38 am
Ken Shamrock... pushes his walker to the center of the cage.... OHHH Rizzo with a low kick to the walker and Shamrock is down! Rizzo punches Shamrock in the chest but because Shamrocks trunks are pulled up to his armpits the ref calls it a low blow! Shamrock really hangin in there... the winner gets a free breakfast at country kitchen buffet.

Rampages Conscience- June 7, 2010 at 8:29 am
Well come on this is Australia. Isn't Australia the country that is famous from being colonized as a home for criminals?