Paul Daley has been removed from his planned January fight in Bellator due to an arrest in England. ESPN first reported the arrest, which could land “Semtex” in prison for two years if he is convicted.
Daley was charged with assault following a bar brawl in his native country. He was expected to compete on Spike TV against War Machine, but War Machine pulled out of the fight due to a knee injury.
Daley and War Machine were voted by the fans to be the first Bellator match on the network. Daley (30-12) is a veteran of both the UFC and Strikeforce.