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Paul Daley’s retirement lasts 2 months

Me is so confused. The last we heard of Paul Daley, he was being very mysterious by announcing his retirement due to “unforeseen developments in my current contract with Pro Elite”. Everyone was flipping out because Daley’s got the potential to be the best MMA fighter out of England … yes, even better than His Holiness Michael Bisping.

I don’t know why we were worried though – if there’s one thing I’ve learned over my extensive year and a half of covering this sport, it’s that fighters have no idea what “retirement” really means. Perhaps “taking a vacation” or “going to go play darts for a while” would have been a better description of Daley’s plans, because a short two and a half months later, he’s back in action:

Paul Daley will return to British shores for his next fight with an appearance on UK promotion Cagewarriors scheduled for July.

The welterweight standout is signed to EliteXC but has been given permission to deviate from his exclusive contract to fight for Cagewarriors.

I’m not going to complain too much … Paul’s a good fighter and I’m glad to have him back. But honestly, I’d rather see him in EliteXC where I can actually see him. Ya know, on TV? He’s got such cheeky post-fight comments with such a cute little accent.

  • kentyman

    You’re just scared his girlfriend is gonna yell at you again.

  • garth

    is he really fighting on “british shores”? i hate easy cliches.

  • garth

    you know what’s funniest about ashleeeee coming in and standin’ up fer her man is that the comments and article were basically neutral or sad from supporters. i didn’t read much hating. that’s like me saying “what a nice day!” and kent saying “you fucking idiot, it’s a nice day!”

  • nephildevil

    ahhhhh call me racist all you want, but i cant get over him having such a sexy gf!

  • fightlinker

    A variation on what Kevin Smith wrote in Clerks 1: “There’s a million fine looking women in the world, dude. But very few that will defend you on the internet. Most of ‘em just cheat on you.”

    Daley is a lucky man, in many ways.

  • goo

    Is he still ditching all of those belts?

  • kentyman

    But it is a nice day, garth!

  • garth

    dammit i just scrolled down here to check out the comments, but that chick is fine as fuck.

  • garth
  • Hywel Teague [FO Magazine]

    There is another fighter who could be as big as Bisping…

    It’s always been a toss up between Paul and Dan who is the no 1 WW in the UK.

  • Hywel Teague [FO Magazine]

    oh and basically Paul D felt he was being treated like a cunt by CR, thats why he quit