Paul Daley: Nick Diaz expiry date is coming

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly.com
 

Now that Paul Daley has been named as the No. 1 contender for Nick Diaz’s Strikeforce welterweight belt, the British bomber is wasting no time getting ready for the eventual showdown.

“Diaz does that and I think his boxing’s underrated,” Daley said about the Strikeforce welterweight champion’s willingness to stand with opponents. “I think his boxing is phenomenal. He’s a great striker and he’s a guy that comes to fight. It was a great display of that in that fight. He was fighting with Cyborg standing up, Cyborg took him down, and he carried on fighting and submitted him. As a fighter, Nick Diaz is phenomenal.”

“Although he’s fought a lot of guys standing up, he’s not fought me. I don’t mean to be arrogant and I don’t mean to continue piping on about it, but I’m a whole different animal when it comes to the stand-up game and I’ve continued to get better.

“I highly doubt there’s anyone in the welterweight division in MMA at the moment that’s on the scene, that’s getting press, that hits as hard as me. I don’t believe there’s a middleweight fighter that can get hit by me and not be in serious trouble.”

Nick Diaz isn’t going to go toe to toe with me. More like my fist and his head landing at my toe, none of this toe to toe business.".

“Diaz, everybody knows if you come stand toe to toe with me, that would be the most stupidest game plan he could ever have. I don’t care who you’ve fought, you’ve never fought me, you’ve never been hit by me.”

“I don’t do it for publicity when I say his expiry date’s going to be up, that’s genuinely how I feel. I think the build-up could be interesting. I think if Diaz lets his mouth flow away with him, I think it could be quite entertaining.”

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DaHomewilder site profile image  

2/21/11 1:43 PM by DaHomewilder

GTFO

jdog747 site profile image  

2/21/11 10:06 AM by jdog747

Diaz by tko. Daley is going to get own just like lawler did when he met Diaz in the UFC. Lights out Daley.

Capo Ultra site profile image  

2/20/11 10:26 PM by Capo Ultra

this is what I'm trying to say. Diaz will not outbox him though, never going to happen

Bisping Fan site profile image  

2/20/11 4:34 PM by Bisping Fan

Nick obviously the better all round fighter.Yet his scrappy style could end up as a gift for Daley's hands.

chaplinshouse site profile image  

2/20/11 4:30 PM by chaplinshouse

Very excited for this fight. Only a fool would bet one way or another. If we're talking Monopoly money i pick Diaz. Better in more key areas of fighting with much more experience. Then there's Daley with his puncher's chance. Who would you rather train with?

FSMA site profile image  

2/20/11 1:19 PM by FSMA

That's because it's basically impossible to knock someone out who's most likely clinically brain dead to begin with."Ughh...he hit me with some shit and ughhhh...yeah and ughhh...he won man ughhh"

Storkukidinmun site profile image  

2/20/11 1:17 PM by Storkukidinmun

in reference to the queen that is.

Storkukidinmun site profile image  

2/20/11 1:15 PM by Storkukidinmun

Wow, how shocking, you're picking the british fighter.

ThreadRuiner site profile image  

2/20/11 11:30 AM by ThreadRuiner

Semtex is going to be mighty discouraged when he finds out firsthand that Nick is impossible to knock out. You could bring a baseball bat in there and smash him with it and he might go down but he's not going out. Semtex might get a few knockdowns but the second this fight hits the floor its over for him.

32Hunter site profile image  

2/20/11 11:19 AM by 32Hunter

Diaz boxed the shit out of Gomi. who took the fight to the ground? Gomi wanted no more of that beating even after fucking up Nicks eye.