Paul Daley not impressed with Diaz: I will knock him outPosted on January 31, 2011, 09:32 PM by Joey Santosus
"I hit unlike any other welterweight in MMA. I will knock Diaz out. I will knock him out."
"Nick doesn't have great wrestling. Most of his takedowns come from the clinch or he's dropping guys with bodyshots, but that ain't gonna happen with me. Yeah he's fast but he's not explosive like me when it comes to MMA. He's got great conditioning, yeah, but what happens when I'm moving three or four times as fast as anybody he's fought in the past? How's he going to deal with that? - For complete interview, visit MMAFighting.com
Following his successful title defense against Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos Saturday night, Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz made it clear at the post-fight press conference that he was "not really impressed with Paul Daley as a mixed martial artist." Well, it appears the feeling is mutual.
According to Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, Daley was offered a match-up with Diaz ahead of Santos, however the British slugger elected to "risk" his shot by taking a fight with the United Kingdom-based organization BAMMA. Daley will face Yuya Shirai at BAMMA 5 on February 26th at the Manchester Evening News Arena for the promotion's vacant welterweight title. Should he win that fight, Daley will likely be next in line to face Diaz, who is currently enjoying a nine fight win streak.