MMAFrenzy.com (www.mmafrenzy.com) has confirmed with Daley’s manager that both fighters have verbally agreed to the match up.
Jake Shields, one of the better welterweights in mixed martial arts who does not compete under the UFC banner, earned the vacant crown by quickly dispatching Nick Thompson at EliteXC “Unfinished Business” this past July. Shields (21-4) holds notable wins over Hayato Sakurai, Dave Menne, Yushin Okami, Carlos Condit, Renato Verissimo and Mike Pyle.
English-native Paul “Semtex” Daley (18-6-2) is a an extremely dangerous striker who has ended 13 of his fights via knockout. A former Cage Rage champion, Daley oddly announced his retirement earlier this year only to come back four months later where he knocked out Bojan Kosednar at a Cage Warriors event. Daley also holds notable wins over Sam Morgan, Duane Ludwing, Dave Strasser and Jess Liaudin.