Strikeforce Fedor vs. Henderson Results: Where Does Paul Daley Go From Here?

Jeffrey McKinneyContributor IIIAugust 1, 2011

At Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson, Paul “Semtex” Daley lost his second straight fight to undefeated Tyron Woodley.

Despite stuffing many of Woodley’s takedowns, Daley still found himself on his back for much of the fight.

Daley was hoping to find himself in a spot to fight for the Strikeforce welterweight title again. The loss not only takes Daley out of the mix, but brings up the question of just how long will he last in the Zuffa owned Strikeforce.

There are still a few fights Daley may want to consider with the company. One fight that comes to mind is against Tarec Saffiedine. Saffiedine is coming off of a win against Scott Smith and would give Daley the stand up war that he prefers. 

The only problem with this fight is there are rumors that Saffiedine could have a rematch with Woodley for the vacant Strikeforce welterweight title.

If that is the case, Daley could face a vet like Bobby Voelker or take on the winner of Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos vs. Jordan Mein.

A more intriguing matchup for Daley could also be waiting in his home country’s MMA promotion BAMMA.

Recently BAMMA signed former UFC middleweight contender Nate Marquardt. Daley has expressed interest in fighting Marquardt and given the fact that he is not exclusively signed to Strikeforce, Daley could take the fight.

Both Daley and Marquardt have had controversy in their careers and both are in need of high profiled fights. The match up would big one of the biggest in Daley’s career, and the biggest in BAMMA’s history.  

It is too early to tell what Daley’s next move will be. But whatever route he takes, he will have to be able to pull himself out of his current slump and prove he is still one of the top welterweights in MMA.