Paul Daley not sure if he wants to fight for Strikeforce after UFC buyout


Rewind the clock to UFC 113 on May 8, 2010. The co-main event of the evening was a welterweight title eliminator bout pitting notorious loudmouth Josh Koscheck against Paul Daley.

"Kos" used his superior wrestling to grapple his way to a unanimous decision win and an eventual shot against Georges St. Pierre. The war of words between the AKA fighter and "Semtex" continued throughout the bout and came to a head when the final horn sounded.

Daley, so frustrated at his loss and the various trash talk, sucker punched Koscheck and was subsequently kicked out of the UFC. Company President Dana White commented at the time that the British banger would never again fight for his promotion, something he reiterated today.

As it turns out, Daley might not have any interest in working for Mr. White again -- even if that means forfeiting his upcoming welterweight title shot against Nick Diaz on April 9 in San Diego. He took to the Underground to voice his thoughts (and frustrations) on the situation earlier today:

"Business as usual, what if i dont wanna fight for DANA WHITE/ZUFFA?......Dana white bans me for life from the UFC, Then buys STRIKEFORCE, and thinks im still gonna be EASY and fight on one of the most anticipated fights of the year (vs Diaz)? Which will no doubt make ZUFFA/Dana White money. Daley vs Diaz still on?.....Someone better holla at my manager real quick."

Trouble in paradise? That's not all he had to say.

"Not sure what im gonna do right now, honestly...fight for the Strikeforce and be Strikeforce champ, put money in ZUFFA/Dana Whites pockets? Or fight here in the UK for BAMMA, who appreciate my brand, and have my loyal fans, family and media support me. For real."

With the April 9 show in San Diego just under a month away, this could present quite the problem to all involved.

Will Daley really back out of the fight due to issues with Dana White? Or will he decide to go forward with the edict that it's still a different company, like everyone is currently being told anyway?

Stay tuned.

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