The British are coming? Not so fast.
Contrary to a recent "news" report on BJPenn.com, former Elite XC star and UFC exile Paul Daley has not been signed to the Bellator promotion.
In fact, "Semtex" himself went on record last Saturday (via Cage Warriors) to call the rumor "Bullshit."
"I have not signed with Bellator, this is bullshit. As it stands i am a free agent, and i am in talks with a few promotions. But i doubt i will sign with Bellator anytime soon."
After getting his walking papers from the UFC, the heavy-handed welterweight striker quickly signed to face Daniel Acacio at the upcoming Impact FC "Uprising" fight card on July 18 in Sydney.
Daley made an immediate impact under the UFC banner in his 2009 debut, torching the title hopes of Martin Kampmann with a first round technical knockout at UFC 103: "Franklin vs. Belfort" and then brutalizing grappling whiz Dustin Hazelett at UFC 108: "Evans vs. Silva" with a crushing knockout.
Unfortunately it would be the sucker punch he launched on Josh Koscheck after his unanimous decision loss to the AKA wrestler back at UFC 113: "Machida vs. Shogun II" that prompted his immediate dismissal.
Since then, "Semtex" has been looking for a new home. Strikeforce wasn't interested and if Bellator was, it doesn't sound like the feelings were mutual.
Where he ends up may have a lot to do with his performance on July 18.
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