Paul Daley signs with Bellator

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Paul Daley

Experienced British MMA fighter Paul Daley whom the audience from the region had a chance to see at FFC in Ljubljana, signed the contract with American combat sports promotion Bellator.

The British fighter announced his decision to ink a deal with his former home on The MMA Hour hosted by Ariel Helwani. This means he will again fight in the USA after certain visa issues.

"I don't have the visa yet," Daley explained. "But the charges that were against me and the problems I had with obtaining the visa, they weren't major things. So I've spoken with the guys at Bellator, told them what was what, and they're confident, the legal team is confident that this visa issue is not going to be a problem“, revealed Daley who was prosecuted due to a bar fight.

After signing with Bellator again, his ambitions are quite high.

"I'm there to be champion," Daley said of Bellator. "I want to be champion. Whether you're with Bellator or the UFC, there's not been a British champion of one of the major promotions, [even] Strikeforce, which is now dead and buried. I think I'm going to get a tough first fight, beat that person, and then I think I'll be in a position to fight Douglas Lima. That's not contracted, that's not been discussed or anything. But the way I see it, coming back to Bellator, I think a big win over one of their bigger welterweight stars and then I'll be challenging Douglas Lima for the belt", added Daley.