Paul Daley discusses his chances against Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz.
“I hit unlike any other welterweight in MMA. I will knock Diaz out. I will knock him out. Nick doesn’t have great wrestling. Most of his takedowns come from the clinch or he’s dropping guys with bodyshots, but that ain’t gonna happen with me. Yeah he’s fast but he’s not explosive like me when it comes to MMA. He’s got great conditioning, yeah, but what happens when I’m moving three or four times as fast as anybody he’s fought in the past? How’s he going to deal with that?” [MMA Happy Hour]
Daley must first get past Yuya Shirai at the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts (BAMMA) 5 event in Manchester, England, on Feb. 26. With Nick Diaz fresh out of interesting opponents, we could see Daiz vs Daley sometime this summer.