UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Paul Daley is fighting on Friday and that’s all he knows as a long way as his future in MMA is concerned.
The primitive Bellator title challenger takes on Jason Jackson in a 175-pound catchweight in the co-main event of Bellator 260 – the identical card the set the welterweight title will possible be disputed, as Douglas Lima defends his belt against unbeaten contender Yaroslav Amosov.
Daley (43–17–2 MMA, 9-4 BMMA) enters the bout with Jackson (14-4 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) having fought in mid-April when he stopped Sabah Homasi. It’s a snappily turnaround and per chance a surprising one as Daly had hinted at possible retirement after the bout with Homasi.
“Yeah, a snappily turnaround, I’m bigger than overjoyed,” Daley informed MMA Junkie. “I had asked for July August and they obtained me in sooner than then. I most interesting had a week off, so I changed into once just to transfer nearly staunch now.
“Had they no longer place me in so soon, who knows what would’ve took situation. The indisputable truth that they saved me busy is per chance a tactical thing to maintain my mind off retirement, retain squeezing me for the market cost – in a nice manner. But I luxuriate in it, I salvage pleasure from that of us are looking to see me strive against. I inspect ahead to putting on a show for the of us on Friday.”
Jackson is on a four-strive against winning trot and regarded as one in every of the prime contenders at welterweight. He has wins over Neiman Gracie, Jordan Mein, and primitive UFC champion Benson Henderson.
A win could per chance per chance place Daley in a positive position for a possible title shot, but even then there’s no drawl the Englishman will continue fighting past Friday.
“It relies upon,” Daley said. “Again, I don’t are looking to claim anything, so we’ll just see how it goes. I will beat Jason on Friday and we’ll see what Bellator gives me. It has to be a marvelous supply, but we’ll leave that up to them.”