Paul Daley says, "Next." Photo by Tracy Lee for Yahoo! Sports.
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.