Speaking exclusively to LowKick.com, Paul Daley shared his thoughts about his fight in Australia this weekend, and what’s next in his MMA career. Daley will square off this against the Brazilian veteran Daniel Acacio at the stacked Impact FC: Sydney fight card, which will be headlined by the Heavyweight showdown between the legends Ken Shamrock and Pedro Rizzo.
“I don’t think I have something to prove after the fight against Koscheck,” stated Daley. “I have something to prove to myself every day I wake up. I wanna prove I can be the best I can be as a fighter and as a person.”
Daley’s opponent may be unknown for the most of MMA fans, but “Semtex” is far from underestimating the 21-9 Chute Boxe product:
“I’m fighting a tough guy, who comes to really fight which is exciting for me. I’m gonna finish by KO, but I know he’s a tough guy, I have seen a lot of his fights and it won’t be easy. But I’m a finisher and I want to give the Australian fans what they’ve come to see.”
As for his future, Paul Daley revealed that he is looking to fight for both Dream and Strikeforce after his Impact FC bout. Daley was cut from the Ultimate Fighting Championship in May, following an assault on Josh Koscheck after the final third round. Paul Daley was rumored to take part in Bellator‘s Welterweight Tournament, but now it look’s like the “Semtex” has other plans for his future:
“I hope both DREAM and Strikeforce will be a new home for me real soon, I think both promotions would be great to fight for,” revealed Daley. In addition, Daley revealed about his wanderer’s spirit: “I like it very much in Australia. I will fight wherever people wanna see me fight. I’m a travelling Ninja Warrior, a Ronin of MMA”
Twenty-seven year old Paul Daley is currently 23-9 in his Mixed Martial Arts career, with 18 knockouts on his record. Daley trains at the Team Rough House in Leicester, alongside Ross Pearson, Andre Winner and the latest UFC Welterweight Title challenger Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy.
Impact FC: Sydney will be aired LIVE by Primetime on Friday July 16th, starting 8PM E.T. and 3AM U.K. Time on Saturday Night July 17th. For additional information about Primetime’s Impact FC: Sydney coverage, please click here or visit www.primetimelive.co.uk.