More from Paul Daley on his Strikeforce release.
The welterweight knockout specialist will no longer be fighting with the promotion and is now free to pursue other career options.
Daley said: "I'm happy that Strikeforce has granted my request to be released from their roster as I found it difficult to fight so infrequently. My whole career I've wanted to fight as often as possible as it keeps me in the best form and condition.
"I felt that I put on nothing but entertaining fights while at the organization. The KO's of Ludwig and Scott Smith were some great memories for me, as well as the back and forth fight of the year I had with Nick Diaz. My manager (Wad Alameddine) has already started speaking to some promotions about my future today following the official release papers from Strikeforce, and I'm looking forward to the next part in my journey."
The move will surely have promotions around the world on high alert. With 22 of his wins coming via straight knock out or TKO, Daley is known for finishing fights and entertaining the fans.
Manager, Wad Alameddine, added: "I am personally disappointed to see Paul leave Strikeforce, he's without question one of the most charismatic personalities and talented MMA athletes to come out of the UK. We have parted ways with Strikeforce on good terms.
"He's had some great fights and performances at the show, including a KO of the year against Scott Smith and a fight of the year against Nick Diaz that I'm sure no fan will forget. Now Paul is a free agent I'm expecting plenty of interest in him from promotions both within the sport of MMA and K1 Kickboxing as he's interested in competing in both. With his strong fan-following and exciting fight style I expect Semtex to be very busy wherever we go next."
Published by Boogeyman - Sun, 10 Jun 2012 15:16