With the ink still fresh on Paul Daley’s six fight deal with Strikeforce the promotion are now planning to pair the deadly striker with another fighter who loves to throw hands – Scott Smith.
Though not yet official they Daley Vs Smith match-up is set to feature on Strikeforce’s December 4th event which is headlined by Dan Henderson Vs ‘Babalu’ Sobral, with Herschel Walker also expected to feature against an as yet unnamed opponent.
After suffering a loss in his rematch with Cung Le in June Smith stated that he was now looking to move down to 170lbs, and indeed it seems that is now going to become a reality, bringing an end to his 3-2 run at middleweight for Strikeforce.
Meanwhile Daley has compiled a 2-0 record since being ejected from the UFC after sucker-punching Josh Koscheck.
A win in that fight would have handed Daley a title shot against Georges St.Pierre, and if he emerges victorious against Smith then it’s not out of the realms of possibility that a shot at Strikeforce’s 170lb strap could follow.