In what is quite likely disheartening news for Nate Marquardt, Paul “Semtex” Daley today revealed that he will not be appearing on this December’s BAMMA 8 fight card.
After getting booted from the UFC for multiple run-ins with state athletic commissions over PED and TRT usage, Marquardt signed with BAMMA largely in part due to the strong likelihood that he would get to fight his fellow UFC exile and new rival Paul Daley under that banner; he is scheduled to make his promotion debut at BAMMA 8 against a currently unknown opponent. Daley took to his personal website Semtex.tv to break the news that he won’t be fighting Marquardt in December, or possibly ever.
“I’m sorry to announce that I will not be fighting on the BAMMA 8 card in Nottingham on 10th December. Details as to why I will not be appearing on this card will remain undisclosed. I was most definitely looking forward to competing in front of my home town crowd, and was positive the event would have gone down in, not only Nottingham’s prestigious fighting history, but in UK MMA history as well. I still hope BAMMA 8 will be a huge success and look forward to seeing who will take on Nate Marquardt for what I assume will the BAMMA World Welterweight title. The rumours of a possible match-up between myself and Nate are now extremely unlikely to happen.
“I will be aiming to compete in December, whether the event is to be in the UK or abroad is still to be confirmed.”
Daley last competed at BAMMA 7, where he defeated Jordan Radev via unanimous decision; Semtex weighed in for the bout five pounds over.