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Paul Daley's request to be released by Strikeforce has been granted

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March 3, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Paul Daley reacts after a shot by Kazuo Misaki during the Strikeforce Grand Prix final at Nationwide Arena. . Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE
March 3, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Paul Daley reacts after a shot by Kazuo Misaki during the Strikeforce Grand Prix final at Nationwide Arena. . Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

Ask and you shall receive.

British banger turned benchwarmer Paul Daley has had enough of riding the pine and, as per his request, he has been released by Strikeforce in order to pursue a more active fight schedule.

MMAWeekly.com obtained a statement from his camp:

"I'm happy that Strikeforce has granted my request to be released from their roster as I found it difficult to fight so infrequently. My whole career I've wanted to fight as often as possible as it keeps me in the best form and condition. I felt that I put on nothing but entertaining fights while at the organization. The KO's of Ludwig and Scott Smith were some great memories for me, as well as the back and forth fight of the year I had with Nick Diaz. My manager has already started speaking to some promotions about my future today following the official release papers from Strikeforce, and I'm looking forward to the next part in my journey."

The two parted ways amicably, so a return to the San Jose based promotion isn't out of the question.

Daley ends his Strikeforce career having gone 1-3 inside the Hexagon, where he lost decisions to Tyron Woodley and Kazuo Misaki, was stopped by Nick Diaz in a barnburner, and delivered a face plant knockout to Scott Smith.

Perhaps a Bellator tournament is in his future? Or a return overseas? Where would you Maniacs like to see "Semtex" end up next?