Paul Daley is edging towards the tip of his profession and needs to cap issues off with an enormous struggle at dwelling.
Daley (42-17-2 MMA, 8-Four BMMA), 37, has been competing for nearly 20 years and has gone up in opposition to a few of the greatest expertise throughout all main organizations.
The most effective fighters to ever come out of the U.Okay., Daley’s resume contains wins over the likes of Jorge Masvidal, Martin Kampmann and Lorenz Larkin.
He’s taking a look at three extra fights and is proud of what he’s achieved.
“For me, I believe it’s only a matter of getting the three fights executed after which simply kicking again and seeing what occurs,” Daley informed MMA Junkie. “For me, three fights till my retirement as a result of I’ve had run. I don’t wanna be one in every of these guys that stays past their time. There’s a whole lot of nice, gifted fighters developing. I’d like to create space for these guys slightly than be getting knocked out by these guys.
“So I may get three fights, three matchups, attention-grabbing matchups – then I’ll be executed. I’m proud of what I’ve executed on this sport. I’ve placed on nice fights, beat some powerful guys, some spectacular knockouts individuals keep in mind ceaselessly I’d prefer to assume so yeah I’d be completely satisfied to step away.”
Although Daley didn’t reveal precisely who these three fighters may very well be, there’s one fighter specifically that he’d prefer to face in his retirement struggle.
Daley desires to run issues again with the final man handy him a loss, fellow Brit Michael Web page (17-1 MMA, 13-1 BMMA) – however this time, on dwelling soil.
Whereas their first struggle at Bellator 216 didn’t ship, Daley is certain followers would present up for a rematch.
“The dream state of affairs: It might be the most important struggle that I can assume for the U.Okay. followers,” Daley stated. “My final struggle, it must be right here and the struggle that may get probably the most curiosity for the U.Okay. followers, and though the primary time round it wasn’t the struggle that individuals wished to see, it’ll be one that individuals would present as much as if we ran it again and it might be in opposition to ‘MVP.’
“If I may have that as my ultimate struggle, I believe it might be the one that may garner probably the most curiosity and it’ll be attention-grabbing: Wembley Enviornment, Daley’s final struggle, Semtex vs. MVP 2, no wrestling, no takedowns – and we’ll see the way it goes.”