Paul "Semtex" Daley's sucker punch on Josh "Kos" Koscheck at UFC 113 in Montreal sealed his release from the UFC. "He's done," Dana White said. "I don't care if he's the best 170-pounder in the world, he'll never fight in the UFC again."
This very talented British fighter allowed his emotions to get the better of him as he delivered a shot to Koscheck's chin after the conclusion of the round.
Six months later and fighting for Strikeforce, Paul Daley delivered a counter left hook to Scott Smith's chin that sent the welterweight veteran to the mat unconscious.
Speaking with Sherdog.com, Daley stated,“I thought [my left hook] would play a part in the fight. My corner was calling for the left hook-right straight, which I threw as the first combination and had him rocked. But I’ve seen in his previous fights that there was an opportunity to come over his right hand with a left hook when he threw it."
Delivering a devastating knockout strike to Scott Smith, Paul Daley's next opponent will most likely be Strikeforce's KJ Noons.
Fully understanding that Dana White is a man of his word and will most likely never allow "Semtex" the opportunity to compete within the UFC octagon again, I've created a hypothetical list of UFC welterweights that would be a tremendous match up for the Brit.
Based on the recent initiative to finish fights, this select group of UFC welterweights was chosen directly for their ability to earn a victory either through strikes or a submission.
I have not taken into consideration a fighter's overall record, current winning streak, past performances or any other factor other than that specific fighter's ability to finish the fight.
I welcome your comments.
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