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MMA Quick Quote: Paul 'Semtex' Daley not to keen on Pro Elite double standards

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"I've got a few things I want to get out in the air with regards to Pro Elite, Cage Rage and the future. I've got no contract with Cage Rage, my contract stands with Pro Elite. My fight with Cage Warriors seems to be a problem with the guys at Pro Elite. I know Cage Warriors and Cage Rage are rival promotions but I have no loyalty to Cage Rage as there's no contract there. Before Pro Elite got hold of the reigns at Cage Rage, they [Cage Rage] didn't really wanna know who I was. I was always an upset for them, me winning both belts, me beating their poster boys, and you know, it's just one of those things. Now I'm getting a bit of recognition and moving away from them, they're realizing their fans don't give a fuck about their fighters and it was really me who was putting bums on seats. They've lost one of their star fighters.... They [Pro Elite] did offer me a fight on the July 26th card against Rory Markham, who we all know has signed with the UFC, so I thought it was a ploy to stop me fighting on Cage Warriors. I felt that if I had accepted the fight, they would have just cancelled on me. A lot of other guys had fought twice in the same month for two different promotions, a non-Pro Elite and then a Pro Elite event – I said look, I'll fight July 12th and I'll fight July 26th, not a problem. I feel confident in this fight and all being well I would get out uninjured and with a victory and I'd fly straight to America. They didn't want to hear any of that. If I had been Nick Diaz, it wouldn't have been a problem. The guy smokes weed, starts riots on TV, doesn't make weight, fights whoever the fuck he wants, and there's no problem there. It's a bit of a piss-take really."

-- Cage Rage Welterweight Champion and Elite XC (Pro Elite) fighter, Paul "Semtex" Daley, tells Fighters Only Magazine about some hesitation from the powers that be on allowing him to compete on the same night one of their other organizations (Cage Rage) is putting on an event in the same country. He claims Pro Elite knew about his fight with Cage Warriors months ago and that he is going to fight no matter what anyone says. It's also interesting he mentions Nick Diaz in regard to him fighting in other organizations. Diaz has probably had more trouble than any other fighter under contract with Pro Elite when it comes to fighting in another organization. Apparently "Semtex" isn't aware that Diaz has had one title fight with another organization postponed - DREAM welterweight title fight against "Mach" Sakurai - and another one almost canceled - DREAM 3 fight against Katsuya Inoue - during his time with Pro Elite. One thing is for sure though, Daley certainly isn't afraid to speak his mind.

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