The acquisition of Strikeforce by the UFC took the MMA world by storm earlier today, but the fallout is starting with Strikeforce welterweight Paul Daley, who says he’s reconsidering his April 9 challenge of Strikeforce welterweight champ Nick Diaz.
Says Daley via The Underground:
“Business as usual, what if i dont wanna fight for DANA WHITE/ZUFFA?……Dana white bans me for life from the UFC, Then buys STRIKEFORCE, and thinks im still gonna be EASY and fight on one of the most anticipated fights of the year (vs Diaz)? Which will no doubt make ZUFFA/Dana White money.
Daley vs Diaz still on?…..Someone better holla at my manager real quick.”
Not sure what im gonna do right now, honestly…fight for the Strikeforce and be Strikeforce champ, put money in ZUFFA/Dana Whites pockets? Or fight here in the UK for BAMMA, who appreciate my brand, and have my loyal fans, family and media support me. For real.”
UFC President Dana White has been adamant that Strikeforce will continue to operate as a separate promotion under the control of CEO Scott Coker, but one has to wonder if the bad blood between White and some of Strikeforce’s fighters and partners could lead to more trouble.
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