Paul “Semtex” Daley Hopes to Return to Bellator Despite Past Visa Issues

Former UFC and Strikeforce veteran, Paul Daley speaks about his MMA future before his next fight in Dubai, stating he hopes to be back in Bellator before the year is out after suffering visa issues over the past few months.

Daley, speaking via MMAWeekly, said:

“The opportunity (to fight in Dubai) arose because my visa is being delayed to go out to Bellator to fight, so it’s a good opportunity to take advantage of. He’s a jiu-jitsu specialist, a jiu-jitsu black belt, so that’s something that has to be respected. He’s had 19 MMA fights, so he’s an experienced fighter and looks like he’s in good shape. It should be a good fight.”

Daley, on his return to Bellator:

“It will be this year. September would be realistic, but definitely before the end of the year. Basically I just have to wait for some feedback from my solicitor with regards to the visa and then we’ll go from there. Hopefully the War Machine fight will happen; I’ll beat him. I’m pretty confident I could beat anybody that’s currently out there. The only fights I see that would be a challenge are the guys that are ranked in the top seven in the world; there’s some tough fights for me there.”

“I think I can beat Ben Askren. He is probably the best pure wrestler in all of MMA and he presents a big problem, but I think I can beat him and I think I can beat him and I think I have the right team around me that can prepare me and get me ready for that kind of fight.”

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