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Kawajiri still down for April 9th, but not Paul Daley?

With food shortages breaking out in cities across Japan and the nuclear power plant situation getting worse with every hour, it’s becoming very apparent why Yoshihiro Akiyama ended up pulling out of his fight with Nate Marquardt while his country is in peril. But as it stands now, Tatsuya Kawajiri is still going to try and train through everything for his title fight against Gilbert Melendez:

On Saturday ( reported that fellow lightweights K.J. Noons and Jorge Masvidal were told to remain on standby in case their Japanese counterparts were unable to make it to the U.S.

However, sources close to the organization told the past 24 hours have brought word that Melendez vs. Kawajiri should remain part of the April 9 card.

Ironically, it’s another fighter who might be pulling out. Paul Daley, ever the careful political maneuverer, had a little freakout on the Underground Forums upon hearing about the Strikeforce / UFC sale:

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 (Nick) Diaz)? Which will no doubt make ZUFFA/Dana White money.

Not sure what I’m gonna do right now, honestly, fight for the Strikeforce and be Strikeforce champ, put money in Zuffa/Dana White’s 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. I have a great deal at BAMMA and make just as much money, believe it or not, as I do in the USA.

Paul has a bit of a history of shooting himself in the foot, from the infamous Koscheck sucker punch to a sudden fake retirement halfway through his EliteXC contract. Now he’s talking about backing out of a title shot because the guys who rightfully fired him for being a cunty sportsman might make a few bucks off his participation. Why doesn’t Daley just hack his hands off with a machete while screaming “Fuck you, Zuffa! Fuck you!” I think that’d work out for him about as well as this current plan.

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    I love that he thinks “BAMMA” is a reasonable choice for full time employment!

    I would have to assume that if Daley backs out of the Diaz fight without proper reasoning (injury, natural disaster etc) that the ZUFFA lawyers would take him to the cleaner – it’s not Strikeforce management he’s dealing with anymore.

    What I find more interesting than Daley torpedoing himself, is Barnett suddenly singing praises to Dana White. I suppose with Japan self destructing this week that Josh knows where his bread is going to be buttered. What a quick change from comments he made just weeks ago about the same man.

  • CAP

    Thank God Dana doesn’t double speak. But yeah should be interesting to see what happens with Barnett.

  • Billytk

    What happens with Barnett could be interesting (I’m guessing there will be no more holding up the HW tournament to find a place for him to fight, assuming they continue the tournament). As for Dayley I wish Dana would just pull the trigger and fire him again already so we can just be done with it.

  • Reverend Clint

    further proves that just because you have a british accent doesnt mean you are smart

  • FiveBoltMain

    Daley isn’t going to pull out. He’s just trying to use this as leverage to get more money out of SF. What I’m more concerned about is by how much he’s going to miss weight. He’s missed weight more times than Gina Carano.

  • G Funk

    Too bad there’s so much talent in such a stupid, asshole cunt. Daley & Bitchping should take a tour of the Jap Nuclear plants.

  • frickshun

    Clint–>the accent does however make you sexy.

  • Reverend Clint

    He has an english accent… do you find him sexy?

  • hass100

    Yeah my fellow brits are letting the side down with the spitting and daley being unprofessional as fuck.
    Daley is the kind of exciting fighter that should be fighting on the big stage shame his attitude could see him wasting his time in BAMMA.

  • frickshun

    Clint–>I’d have to hear him speak!!

  • iamphoenix

    remember when i said i pull out and put it on her stomach? …’member?

  • Predator8u

    Gfunk…Goddamn we Americans(?) are narcissistic, callous, apathetic pieces of shit. I hope you die a slow and painful death, along with all you kin, for saying that. I guess me too though cause that made me smile, dammit.


    Fuck I just hope Daley fights Diaz then disappears.

  • DJ ThunderElbows

    Or fight here, in the UK for BAMMA, who appreciate my brand, and have my loyal fans, family and media support me.

    Why would a fighter fight adversity when he could have his Mommy rub his bottom with vaseline and tell him everything’s gonna be “Okay?”