Paul Daley Signs with Bellator Fighting ChampionshipsPosted on July 10, 2010, 09:49 AM by Joey Santosus
Paul "Semtex" Daley, who was recently expelled from the UFC, has found a new promotion. According to MMABay, the brawny Brit has inked a deal with the American based Bellator Fighting Championships.
The welterweight contender amassed an abundance of negative publicity following his post fight antics at UFC 113. Following his match with Josh Koscheck, Daley approached his opponent in what seemed to be in a congratulatory fashion before punching him long after the bout had concluded.
In the months leading up to the highly anticipated fight, a very heated verbal exchange had ensued, wherein each fighter had promised nothing short of a war come fight night. However, when the match began it was all wrestling on behalf of Koscheck and as the final round neared its end, Koshcheck finished up with one last verbal jab. While it is still unknown what those last words were, it was enough to make "Semtex" explode. In the post-fight press conference UFC president Dana White publicly released Daley, vowing that under no circumstances would the British brawler fight in the UFC again.
Paul Daley will likely be thrown straight into the mix at Bellator. The current division champion Lyman Good (10-0) is currently set to defend his title against the NCAA Division 1 champ Ben Askren (6-0) following Askren's season two tournament victory. Daly will be the latest high-profile addition to Bellator's ever growing roster, following their recent signing of Roger Huerta. Look for "Semtex" to make an immediate impact on the division.