While Strikeforce is currently denying they signed Paul Daley until they get their shit together to announce they’ve signed Paul Daley, the reality is they’ve basically signed Paul Daley. Middle Easy broke the news, proving that just because a blog reads like it was written by 14 year olds doesn’t mean they can’t outscoop the big dawgs:
Just hours ago, Paul Daley signed a six-fight Strikeforce contract. He will still fight at Shark Fights 13 which will go down September 11th at the Civic Center Coliseum in Amarillo, Texas (sort of a strange date to have an MMA event). His first opponent will be Evangelista Cyborg which denotes that he will still be competing at welterweight.
So before Daley can fight for Strikeforce there’s that September 11th fight. Then the Golden Glory tournament in October (and February, and April) we were hyped about last week. Oh, and you better hope Quebec continues to be hilariously incompetent in it’s inability to announce a punishment for Daley’s suckerpunching of Josh Koscheck or that could affect things too. Fortunately Scott Coker already knows the suspension could be an issue, as mentioned when he talked about signing Daley soon after he was perma-banned from the UFC:
Coker, who didn’t acquire Daley’s contract from Pro Elite in early 2009, wasn’t particularly motivated on Monday in pursuing a new relationship with Daley now that he’s a free agent, at least not presently.
“I’m sure we’ll get a call, but let’s what happens,” said Coker. “Who knows? He could be on suspension for four to six months. He’s not going to be able to fight. I don’t think that type of reaction or behavior from a fighter will be accepted. It’s just unacceptable.”
Fortunately, it’s three months later, the suspension is resolved, and all is well. Oh wait…