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  • 11-29-2010, 02:11 PM
    The Sword
    Quote Originally Posted by TBEAR View Post
    Daley by KO.
    Smith will try and bang and get put to sleep
    100% TBEAR. should be a fun fight to watch.
  • 11-29-2010, 01:56 PM
    TBEAR
    Daley by KO.
    Smith will try and bang and get put to sleep
  • 11-29-2010, 03:17 AM
    GL Jeff
    I think Smith is going to take him down.He has the chin to take any shots when coming in,and then he can get the TD,and GnP him out. With Scott's power, he should be able to finish the fight. If it goes past the second round, I give it to Daley,due to the weight cut fatigue.
  • 11-29-2010, 02:45 AM
    Kierkegaard
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    I love watching Paul Daley fight because he's explosive, but he's so technically flawed in his overall MMA game, with such astoundingly ABYSMAL TDD, that anybody with the most basic takedown skill has nearly got the fight in the bag; as long as they are smart enough to avoid those cannon fists absolutely.

    I think he'll beat Smith due to A) the weightcut and it's implications on Smith and B) the fact that Smith will be stupid enough to come right at Semtex and stand and trade, and I think that means goodnight. However Smith's style isn't a complete walkthrough for Daley and I'm really excited for this fight.

    With all that being said, it's really difficult to consider Daley a top ten contender when you recognize how painfully one dimensional he is....
    This.
  • 11-27-2010, 08:53 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    I love watching Paul Daley fight because he's explosive, but he's so technically flawed in his overall MMA game, with such astoundingly ABYSMAL TDD, that anybody with the most basic takedown skill has nearly got the fight in the bag; as long as they are smart enough to avoid those cannon fists absolutely.

    I think he'll beat Smith due to A) the weightcut and it's implications on Smith and B) the fact that Smith will be stupid enough to come right at Semtex and stand and trade, and I think that means goodnight. However Smith's style isn't a complete walkthrough for Daley and I'm really excited for this fight.

    With all that being said, it's really difficult to consider Daley a top ten contender when you recognize how painfully one dimensional he is....
  • 11-27-2010, 08:00 PM
    claycollett3
    I'm a changed man, I swear! Give me another chance boss... The kid has a great skill set for fighting and he talks such a wide aray of shit he believes himself. I don't really care for him, but whenever he fights I know one way or another something exciting is gonna happen. The fight with Smith promises to be a barn burner, but I hope Scott 1st trip to WW is calculated and not a "test run" to figure out what it takes to cut the weight, but Daley is a big WW also so shit, maybe both miss weight. I for one am excited to watch the whole card! Got the DVR set up for UFC and a stream lined up of SF.
  • 11-27-2010, 12:57 PM
    Badluck33
    i got deleted from his facebook page because i was the only one that wasn't a nut hugger that disproved his 'incident'
  • 11-27-2010, 12:28 AM
    Sakara=Excitement

    With "the incident" behind, Paul Daley looks for short fight in Strikeforce debut

    With "the incident" behind, Paul Daley looks for short fight in Strikeforce debut | MMAjunkie.com



    British slugger Paul Daley (25-9-2 MMA, 0-0 SF) has a new name for the post-fight suckerpunch of Josh Koscheck that led to his release from the UFC: "the incident."

    But seven months after the unfortunate display of poor sportsmanship, the often brash Daley insists he's moved beyond the emotion-filled antics of his previous contests.

    Instead, as Daley completes his preparation for an upcoming bout with fellow striker Scott Smith (17-7 MMA, 3-2 SF) at next weekend's "Strikeforce: Henderson vs. Babalu" event, the knockout artist said he's walking into the cage both humbled and respectful of his foe.

    "I'm happy to be competing with such a great promotion, and I'm thankful they gave me such a big fight to start with," Daley said. "I normally rise to the big occasion, and Scott Smith is a big deal, so I'm looking forward to the fight."

    The fight is Daley's third since "the incident." He traveled to Australia in July and earned a win over Daniel Acacio before edging out Jorge Masvidal via decision under the Shark Fights banner in September. But now, it's back to the national stage at the Showtime-broadcast event.

    The opportunity isn't lost on Daley.

    "I'm happy to be with Strikeforce," Daley told MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps | MMAjunkie.com). "I was approached by a few promotions after the incident. Strikeforce is a great promotion. I had fought there before with EliteXC, so I knew it was a professional outfit, and they knew how to conduct themselves professionally.

    "There are great fighters here. They seem to be putting on awesome shows. The matchmaking is great, and I just want to be part of an exciting promotion."

    With 18 wins by knockout to his credit, Daley's striking prowess is well-documented. But Smith also owns 14 career knockouts, and Daley says he's long been a fan of "Hands of Steel."

    "Scott is one of the guys that I used to watch back in the day," Daley said. "He's game all the time. He comes out, and he fights. He's got that attitude that I admire. You know when he's going to be in a fight, it's going to be an exciting fight. The dude knocks people out.

    "He's a man after my own heart. He likes to go in there and leave people lying on the floor receiving oxygen. It's going to be a great fight. I've trained really hard for the fight, and I'm expecting to be a short but exciting fight."

    But "the incident" isn't the only challenge Daley's has faced in recent bouts. The Brit has missed weight in two of his past four fights leading some MMA observers to question his dedication to training.

    Daley said things are different now.

    "The times I was missing weight, I think I was just being a bit naive with when I should be starting to do things correctly in regards to my diet and thinking I could get down 170 in a certain amount of time when I know I should be doing it way earlier," Daley admitted. "This time, I've done that. My weight is down. Everything has gone pretty well."

    With a fan-friendly style, Daley's strike-first mentality often produces fireworks. While Daley has struggled in the past with elite-level grapplers, Smith should provide the perfect opponent in his official Strikeforce debut.

    And while Daley wore out his welcome after just three fights in the UFC, "Semtex" hopes to start a long, successful run with Strikeforce.

    "I'm not here to make excuses," Daley said. "I'm here to be a professional, and this time I've done things much better.

    "I just want to take the biggest names Strikeforce has en route to the title or the people I think are going to present me with the most challenge."

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