Strikeforce Signs Paul Daley To Multi-Fight Contract

Josh NasonSenior Analyst ISeptember 16, 2010

Controversial welterweight Paul Daley has signed with Strikeforce.
Controversial welterweight Paul Daley has signed with Strikeforce.

Exiled from the UFC after a post-fight swing at Josh Koscheck, welterweight Paul Daley has found a regular home again, signing a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce Thursday.

Daley (25-9-2) was cut from the UFC in May and fought on two independent shows since then, winning both in relatively lackluster fashion.

The 27-year-old has shown a propensity for missing weight in recent fights, most recently going into his last match against Jorge Masvidal at Shark Fights last Saturday.

Daley was signed by the UFC in the summer of 2009 and immediately made an impact, scoring first round KOs of Martin Kampmann and Dustin Hazelett in successive fights before being thrown to Koscheck in a No. 1 contender's match for the UFC Welterweight title.

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After Koscheck worked him over for the unanimous decision, Daley walked up to Koscheck as he was walking away and landed a punch on his face. UFC President Dana White released him that night and has sworn he will never fight in the organization again.

No debut or date was announced for the Brit's first fight, but in a press release, he indicated he'd "love to fight [current Strikeforce welterweight champion] Nick Diaz. He's a big name and a great fighter. Diaz would bring out the best in me and would be a great test.''