Infamous UFC castoff Paul “Semtex” Daley has been managing to make a life for himself after his UFC career. He has racked up two wins since leaving the UFC and is currently scheduled to appear on the upcoming December 4th Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu fight card opposite fellow knockout artist Scott Smith. Speaking with FiveOuncesofPain.com, Daley revealed his plan for the Smith fight and also gave some insight as to who he would like to face next.
“Scott is one of those guys that I used to watch back in the day, because of his game – he comes out and fights,” Daley said. “He has that attitude that I admire and you know when he is in a fight it is going to be an exciting fight. The dude knocks people out…a man after my own heart. He likes to go in there and leave people lying on the floor, receiving oxygen. It is going to be a great fight. I have trained hard. I expect it to be a short but exciting fight.”
“Semtex” has been vocal of his desire for a fight with Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz, but revealed to FiveOuncesofPain.com that he is also interested in fighting both KJ Noons and Tyron Woodley, out of respect for their skills.
“Without being disrespectful to ‘Cyborg’ or (Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker), I don’t think that a fight with (Evangelista Santos) is something that I am looking for at the moment,” said Daley. “I would rather fight K.J. Noons, Diaz straight away or Tyron Woodley, who is maybe not a bigger name but I respect him and I think a fight with him will not only be a challenge for me but it will be an exciting fight. But ideally I’d like to fight Noons after I knock out Smith. It makes it a more fun fight because I respect Smith, because I feel like I am familiar with them because I have watched a lot of their fights. I know how they operate and have a lot of knowledge on (them), rather than someone I don’t admire.”
Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu will be going down at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Daley last appeared in action against Jorge Masvidal, where he took home a unanimous decision win.