March 3, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Kazuo Misaki fights against Paul Daley during the Strikeforce Grand Prix final at Nationwide Arena. . Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE
British welterweight Paul Daley won't be fighting in Strikeforce anymore. The heavy-hitter, who was with the organization for about a year and a half and competed four times, asked to be released according to a statement sent out through his manager Wad Alameddine of Fight Management Limited (via MMA Weekly):
"I'm happy that Strikeforce has granted my request to be released from their roster as I found it difficult to fight so infrequently," said Daley. "My whole career I've wanted to fight as often as possible as it keeps me in the best form and condition.
"I felt that I put on nothing but entertaining fights while at the organization. The KO's of Ludwig and Scott Smith were some great memories for me, as well as the back and forth fight of the year I had with Nick Diaz. My manager has already started speaking to some promotions about my future today following the official release papers from Strikeforce, and I'm looking forward to the next part in my journey."
His knockout of Duane Ludwig came in 2007. After re-signing with the organization he went 1-3 with a thrilling knockout of Scott Smith but losses to Nick Diaz, Tyron Woodley, and most recently Kazuo Misaki. Semtex probably won't have much trouble finding work though, considering how exciting his fights usually are.