"Business as usual, what if i don't wanna fight for DANA WHITE/ZUFFA?......Dana white bans me for life from the UFC, Then buys STRIKEFORCE, and thinks im still gonna be EASY and fight on one of the most anticipated fights of the year (vs Diaz)? Which will no doubt make ZUFFA/Dana White money. Daley vs Diaz still on?.....Someone better holla at my manager real quick."
"Not sure what im gonna do right now, honestly...fight for the Strikeforce and be Strikeforce champ, put money in ZUFFA/Dana Whites pockets? Or fight here in the UK for BAMMA, who appreciate my brand, and have my loyal fans, family and media support me. For real."
Many questions have been raised since Zuffa announced their purchase of Strikeforce earlier today. Namely, how the news will affect the fighters currently under contract with the promotion and whether those who have had bad buisness dealings with the UFC in the past will remain a part of the roster. It appears at least one such competitor is already voicing his displeasure. Strikeforce Welterweight Paul "Semtex" Daley, who was released from his UFC contract last year after striking Josh Koscheck following the conclusion of their match-up, is now threatening to pull out of his April 9th title fight against division champ Nick Diaz. Although UFC President Dana White has stated on numerous occasions that Daley "will never come back to the UFC," he has assured that all current Strikeforce contracts will be honored, the Brit's included.
With the April 9th event in San Diego just four weeks away, what impact this will have, if any, is still unclear. According to White, its "business as usual." For now anyway. Stay tuned to LowKick for more information as it becomes available.