Paul Daley has a history of missing weight, and he did it again.
Top Strikeforce welterweight contender Paul Daley was scheduled to face DEEP welterweight champion Yuya Shirai in Manchester, England on Saturday for the BAMMA welterweight title. The two will now fight in a non-title bout because Daley failed to make the 170-pound limit.
This isn’t the first time Daley has missed weight. He’s made a habit of it recently. At Shark Fights 14, the British striker tipped the scales at 171.75 for a welterweight match up with Jorge Masvidal. He came in at 172-pounds for his UFC 108 bout with Dustin Hazelett. He also missed weight in a pair of Maximum Fighting Championship bouts in 2008 and 2009.
Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has said if Daley defeats Shirai that he’ll likely face Strikeforce welterweight titleholder Nick Diaz next. There’s been no word on whether missing weight for this fight will affect a potential Strikeforce title shot.
Daley had a three-fight stint in the UFC, defeating Martin Kampmann and Dustin Hazelett before being cut after a loss to Josh Koscheck. Daley punched Koscheck following the fight prompting the UFC to hand him his walking papers.
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