Last week Bloody Elbow's own Duane Finley interviewed Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez who called out welterweight Paul Daley.
Now Paul Daley has responded on the UG:
Gilbert Melendez has called me out. Says he'll fight at 170lbs.
I'm down, but i know i will get negative feedback from the MMA Media for fighting a Lightweight...again, despite having KO/TKO'd 2 middleweights in my past 3 fights (Acacio and Smith)
So still we have a problem, what i want is another fight in between fighting Diaz, a fight that makes sense and qualifies me, for fighting for the Strikeforce WW title.
This is a sequel to a previous post on the UG by Daley where he listed his preferred next opponent:
1st) KJ, But...KJ Dont want it.
2nd) Cyborg is game, would take that fight. Would be an exciting tough fight for the fans.
3rd) Cung Lee at a Catch weight?
4th) Nick Diaz, for a summer title showdown.
These are the ONLY IMMEDIATE (Next 6 months) fights i am interested and will SIGN for STRIKEFORCE.
Daley is coming off a first round KO win over Scott Smith at Strikeforce: Henderson vs Babalu 2 on December 4.