When Paul Daley fought Jorge Masvidal at Sharkfights, Semtex stood us up for an interview. However, we did manage to talk to Don Frye and Bas Rutten as they waited in line to order a hamburger. We still have questions prepared for Daley, but most of them are so old that they’re essentially irrelevant. The next time we run into Daley, perhaps we should just ask him anyway. Questions like ‘It’s rumored that Strikeforce is setting up a fight between you and Nick Diaz, can you confirm any of this?’ If he tries to correct us, proclaiming that he’s already fought Nick Diaz, we’ll just tell him that we’re time travelers from the past and in order for the question to have any relevancy, he would need to step into our time machine — which is in the form of a blue public port-a-potty. We will use chronological deception to force Daley to talk to us.
On his column in ThisIsNottingham.co.uk, Paul Daley opens up about not making weight in his BAMMA fights and his plan to return to the UFC, despite his infamous Koscheck punching incident in 2010.
I’ve just been watching his last two fights, which he lost. He is durable, a tough guy. But he’s a big lump. He’s not an athlete. I will stop him.
I’m taking this one seriously. I was straight back in the gym on Monday and I’ve not had a day off since. No excuses if I fail the weight this time. The plan is to beat Luigi and then return to the UFC.
I know I’m the best and I deserve to test myself against the rest who believe the same.
Lots of great fights there. A re-match with Nick Diaz and Josh Koscheck. Plus more great fights.
We can’t be too harsh on Paul Daley for his post-fight punch to Josh Koscheck’s head. In the UFC 113 countdown show, Daley did say ‘When he feels my right hook, the fight will be over.’ Paul Daley is a prophet. [Source]