Strikeforce sign Paul Daley; Antonio McKee claims to have agreed to terms with the UFCPosted on September 16, 2010, 09:40 AM by Daniel Cassidy
Paul Daley joins Strikeforce
Former UFC and Elite XC Welterweight Paul Daley has officially signed with Strikeforce. The news was revealed today by the companies Director of Communications Mike Afromowitz. The heavy handed Brit is on a two win streak since being cut by the UFC, for striking Josh Koscheck after the bell had sounded, in what was his third and final UFC bout. Reports of a deal surfaced prior to Daley's Impact FC bout, but is now official. He joins on a four fight deal.
Overall, Daley joins Strikeforce with an impressive record of 25-9-2. His most notable fight prior to his UFC career, was against Jake Shields. Shields quickly caught Daley with an armbar in the second round, in a fight for the Elite XC Welterweight belt. During his stay in UFC, Daley quickly finished Dustin Hazelett and Martin Kampmann, both via 1st round KO. He will join the already stacked Welterweight division in Strikeforce where Nick Diaz is the current Champ.
Antonio Mckee claims to have gotten a deal with UFC
Long overlooked Lightweight Antonio Mckee says he has signed today with UFC. Despite being 40, Mckee holds an excellent pro record of 23-3-2. Mckee's last defeat was 15 fights ago. He is a well regarded wrestler, known for taking clear cut decision wins, but not often finishing fights. Just a few days ago, Mckee called out both BJ Penn and Sean Sherk, and moves a step closer to getting his wish.
Mckee's biggest fight to date was a unanimous decision loss to UFC veteran Karo Parysian. In his entire career, he has only been caught in a submission once, and knocked out once. While calling out Sherk and Penn, he accused both UFC and Strikeforce of ducking him, even going so far as calling them racist. It seems his plan has worked, as he is claiming the organisation have signed him on a four fight deal.