MMAWeekly is reporting that British welterweight Paul Daley (18-6-2), will be fighting in the EliteXC on Sept. 20 in New Mexico, and although his opponent has not been revealed, it is rumored to be an “undefeated ex-IFL fighter.”
Daley most recently fought at a Cage Warriors event in Nottingham, England where he scored a first-round KO of opponent Bojan Kosednar.
“ProElite have been awesome considering, and I went against their wishes in fighting for Cage Warriors in the U.K., but I was going through a bad time and it made sense to have the comeback in the U.K,” he continued, referring to circumstances that have led him in and out of retirement over the past year. In the process, Daley relinquished the championship titles he held with Cage Rage, FX-3, and King of the Ring.
Despite his untimely and premature “retirement”, Daley is right back on track and after his win over Kosednar, is right back in training and according to Daley, camp is going well.
“Right now I’m training my ass off. I’m always a slow starter in training camp, but I’m in my rhythm now,” informed Daley. “I leave for Holland this weekend for two weeks of training camp out there with Mike’s Gym and Melvin Manhoef before going to the U.S.A. and training with my secret weapon.”
Daley is unafraid of the competition he’ll face in EliteXC.
“I beat this guy (on Sept. 20), I will no doubt be fighting for the EliteXC title next. Eddie Alvarez, Jake Shields, Nick “The Goat” Thompson, K.J. Noons, whoever is put in front of me, I’m going to be knocking them out. My record at the moment is like a 73% knockout rate. That is going to go a lot higher, you better believe that.”
Stay tuned to Fightline.com to see who EliteXC reveals as Daley’s opponent for Sept. 20, as well as who is Daley’s “secret weapon” training partner in the states. Also, for all the latest news and updates from the world of MMA, keep it locked right here on Fightline.