It didn’t take long for the UFC to bring back Paul “Semtex” Daley after he dispatched top-ranked welterweight Martin Kampmann at UFC 103. Fighters Only is reporting that Daley and former WEC champion Carlos Condit have verbally agreed to fight at UFC 108 in Las Vegas.
Daley was one of the rising stars in the welterweight division, but abruptly retired via a post in an online forum back in February of 2008.
Since returning to MMA, Daley has compiled a 5-2 record with losses only to Jake Shields and Nick Thompson. Daley turned the UFC’s 170-pound division upside-down with his first-round TKO at UFC 103. Posting a win over a fighter of Condit’s caliber will certainly catapult him into title contention sooner rather than later.
Condit has always been one of the best welterweight fighters in the world while compiling an impressive 23-4 record before he joined the UFC. Since his debut in the Octagon, Condit has gone 1-1 with his loss coming at the hands of the aforementioned Kampmann.
Many expected Daley to be fighting Mike Swick since the two have been exchanging verbal insults the past few weeks, however it appears that Condit will get the nod instead.
UFC 108 takes place on January 2, 2010 from the the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stay tuned to FightLine.com for further updates on the event.