"I know Cage Warriors and Cage Rage are rival promotions but I have no loyalty to Cage Rage as there's no contract there. Before Pro Elite got hold of the reigns at Cage Rage, they [Cage Rage] didn't really wanna know who I was. I was always an upset for them, me winning both belts, me beating their poster boys, and you know, it's just one of those things. Now I'm getting a bit of recognition and moving away from them, they're realising their fans don't give a fuck about their fighters and it was really me who was putting bums on seats. They've lost one of their star fighters."
-- Paul "Semtex" Daley is none too stoked on his primary promotion. The former(?) Cage Rage Welterweight Champion will face undefeated Slovenian fighter Bojan Kosednar at tonight's Cage Warriors: "Enter The Rough House 7" event in Nottingham, England.
Daley also mentions that he was offered a fight on EliteXC's July 26th show against Rory Markham - a fight he says was meant to lure him off the Cage Warriors card, and one which Daley turned down since, well, Rory Markham is signed with the UFC. When Daley said he would have no problem fighting twice in a month, ProElite changed their tune.
"If I had been Nick Diaz, it wouldn't have been a problem. The guy smokes weed, starts riots on TV, doesn't make weight, fights whoever the fuck he wants, and there's no problem there. It's a bit of a piss-take really."