Paul Daley interested in working his way back into the UFC

Greg Bartram-US PRESSWIRE

Former UFC welterweight Paul Daley believes he has an opportunity to get himself back into the UFC.

It appears that Paul Daley is working diligently behind the scenes to get himself back into the good graces of the UFC.

After UFC President Dana White's recent comments, the British striker believes he could potentially work his way back into the organization, but was reluctant to divulge the information he had.

"I don't want to say too much because I've gotten more feedback behind the scenes, and I know there's still certain stuff that I have to do first before going back to the UFC, or before we can take any further (steps)," Daley told MMAJunkie.com Radio. "Those are things I'm going to concentrate on first."

"Semtex" stated that he is motivated to work his way back into the UFC, particularly because he sees a fantastic opportunity to reestablish himself as a top competitor.

"I'm seeing so many opportunities, and guys are getting a lot of hype," Daley said. "I think I stand a great chance with them [to] knock them out. Matt Brown - great fighter, great standup fighter, always putting on a great fight. Seems like a nice guy. But put him in there with me, and I think I take him out pretty easily."

While Daley's weakness has always been his wrestling, he believes he could match up well against either the champ Johny Hendricks or another wrestler like Tyron Woodley.

"Tyron Woodley, I feel that my game's developed a lot. I still feel Tyron's conditioning is lacking. He still has that right hand that he hit me with in the opening stages (of our fight in Strikeforce), but I don't see his chances are any better given a second opportunity."

Daley ultimately suggested that if he was not going to get back into the UFC, he would be quite close to retiring from MMA competition.

"If I was to head back to the UFC, I would say I would be (close to retiring), because I can't see myself doing much else after that," he said. "But if I don't go back to the UFC, I'm going to fight for a few good more years because I'm having great success with kickboxing, defeating some highly ranked guys, and I see the career path there in my later years."

Transcription taken from MMAJunkie.com.

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