Paul Daley signs with Bellator

by Kirik Jenness |

Noted welterweight striker Paul "Semtex" Daley appeared recently on Ariel Helwani's The MMA Hour, and announced he has returned to bellator FC.

Daley fought in Bellator two years ago, and then was scheduled to fight War Machine. War Machine suffered and injury, and then Daley was unable to secure a US work visa due to a Daley pleading guilty to multiple charges surrounding a bar brawl. Daley was then released from his Bellator contract.

Daley kept fighting in other organizations, going 4-1 in MMA and 4-0 in kickboxing, with all eight wins via TKO or KO.

"I don't have the visa yet," said Daley as transcribed by Shaun Al-Shatti for MMAFighting. "But the charges that were against me and the problems I had with obtaining the visa, they weren't major things. They weren't major issues. So I've spoken with the guys at Bellator, told them what was what, and they're confident, the legal team is confident that this visa issue is not going to be a problem."

"I'm there to be champion. I want to be champion. Whether you're with Bellator or the UFC, there's not been a British champion of one of the major promotions."

"Coming back to Bellator, I think a big win over one of their bigger welterweight stars and then I'll be challenging Douglas Lima for the belt."


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no-gi_JAMES420 site profile image  

7/22/14 6:04 PM by no-gi_JAMES420

Love watching Paul fight. Motherfuckers will be getting KO'd left and right

Bry Bry site profile image  

7/22/14 9:40 AM by Bry Bry

DAMN great signings.. just imagine Daley vs Michael Page or Melvin vs Page...i dont think Page would be able to pull off his cocky moves against these

geezar site profile image  

7/22/14 9:15 AM by geezar

Court McGee. That is all.

jonnierockets20 site profile image  

7/22/14 8:04 AM by jonnierockets20

Huge addition. He will make waves. Big Daley fan here. I'll be tuning in to watch him for sure.

hendofanforlife site profile image  

7/22/14 7:59 AM by hendofanforlife

Lol, So I was right about daley being convicted of an assault charge. I remember him being on here saying he didnt get "assault with gbh"  Of course not, but you did catch a lesser one like we thought and like bellator originally claimed. So the whole "i just said some things thats why i had the resisting charge" was BS. 

I Wild Each It site profile image  

7/22/14 7:53 AM by I Wild Each It

Timbobase should stick to acting like an insider, and kissing Jody Demlings ass, on Cardinal Authority.

3rdLion site profile image  

7/22/14 7:24 AM by 3rdLion

Although since they're friends and training partners at Mike's it's unfortunate Daley and Manhoef probably won't fight. Could be the best fight ever if it happened though!

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7/22/14 5:22 AM by Outlaw'd by Lytle

Sorry but....Timbobase Joined: 2/25/14Posts: 19

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7/22/14 5:21 AM by sherlock1988

Who's Rob?

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7/22/14 3:42 AM by Ray Elbe