Paul “Semtex” Daley: “If I was promoting it, that the next fight is for the title.”

Strikeforce welterweight contender, Paul “Semtex” Daley speaks ahead of his upcoming fight with Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos on July 30th, explaining if he had it his way the bout should be contested for the now vacant welterweight title.

“Semtex”, speaking via ESPN.co.uk, said:

“Nothing’s been said but, to me, it makes sense. Nick Diaz vacates the title, we were the last two guys to contend for the Strikeforce welterweight title, so it’s the only thing that makes sense to me. I would suggest, if I was promoting it, that the next fight is for the title.”

“I want a Diaz rematch. If Diaz loses to GSP and my fight’s for the title, I’ll get the title and then use it to line up a rematch with Diaz. I know it’s within my power to beat Diaz. It sounds stupid because I lost to him, but had I not have got caught with a certain shot around the two-minute mark, I wouldn’t have been fighting on instinct and the fight would have been a lot different. He had the ability, the skill or the fortune to land that shot to the temple, which I couldn’t recover from with the pace he was setting.”

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