Controversial UK fighter Paul Daley’s future is still unclear despite rumors in recent days that he had signed for Bellator.
Daley is currently preparing to fight Daniel Acacio at Impact FC 2 in Australia next weekend, his first fight since being fired from the UFC for sucker-punching Josh Koscheck after their fight at UFC 113.
A report on BJPenn.com suggested that the fighter was set to sign a multi-fight deal with Bellator, citing an unnamed source, but Daley himself later revealed that this was not the case.
“I have not signed with Bellator, this is bullsh*t. As it stands i am a free agent, and i am in talks with a few promotions. But i doubt i will sign with Bellator anytime soon.”
Amongst Daley’s other suitors are believed to include Strikeforce, but a source close to Bellator admitted to MMAjunkie that they have been vying for the in-demand welterweight’s signature.
“It’s still a possibility he signs (with Bellator),” the source said. “It’s hard to say if it’ll happen, but there’s a possibility.”