Semtex: Striker vs BJJ black belt is interesting, isn’t it?

Friday, May 10, 2013

 KO specialist Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley talks to Fighters Only about:

•Visa Troubles
“There’s a situation going on in the UK legal system at the moment in relation to my visa – it’s got nothing to do with a bar fight or anything of that sort. It’s a mix up with my visa, basically.”

•Knocking Out Grapplers
“I’ve been in a few striker vs grappler situations in recent fights… It’s good for me just to show I’ve been in there with these specialists, and still knock them out. It’s interesting, isn’t it, a jiujitsu black belt vs a striker.”

•Paychecks
“These paychecks run out kinda quick (for local fighters), especially when you’re taxes, paying your coaches, paying your manager, the recession is still alive and well.”

•Bellator
“I’m loving the Bellator format – no one is given a champion shot, you earn it. Everybody goes in the tournament regardless of your history. A guy who’s 4-1 against King Mo.”

•On Other UK Fighters
“The light needs to be shone a little bit on the reality of things. Number one, I am definitely the most entertaining fighter. Number two, I finish fights, all the time… I’m not on the UFC anymore, but… I’m in high demand. These guys that are now in the UFC, doing what they are doing, they forget that. These guys were in the audience asking me for autographs. They forget that.”
 

Paul Daley fights BJJ black belt Rodrigo Ribeiro on Friday in the Dubai FC 4 main event at the Madinat Arena, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.