When Paul Daley was fired by the world’s biggest MMA organization this past May for sucker punching Josh Koscheck at UFC 113, the slugger claimed to be “glad” because plenty of other doors would open up. In steps Strikeforce, as the UFC’s stateside rivals have reportedly inked another former Octagon athlete.
MiddleEasy.com first reported the possibility on Sunday afternoon and MMAWeekly.com subsequently confirmed the signing with Strikeforce official Mike Afromowitz.
According to the witty website, Daley signed a six-fight deal with the San Jose, California based promotion and is expected to break in his new contract before the end of the year.
Daley made his UFC debut in September 2009 with a devastating win over the talented Martin Kampmann. He followed that up knocking out submission specialist Dustin Hazelett before his infamous incident with Kos this past May.
In case you missed it, “Semtex” committed the ultimate sin following his lopsided unanimous decision loss to his bitter rival. After getting manhandled for the better part of the 15-minute affair, a frustrated Daley walked up to Kos and landed the best left hook of the night – unfortunately, it was well after the final horn had sounded.