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Paul Daley sees catchweight fights as possibility but understands Bellator 257 could be it

Posted On: May 7, 2021   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

Paul Daley sees catchweight fights as possibility but understands Bellator 257 could be it

UNCASVILLE, Conn. - When Paul Daley steps inside the cage to fight rival Sabah Homasi at Bellator 257 , it could be the final time fans see him compete in mixed martial arts.
A professional since 2003, Daley has made career stops in the UFC, Strikeforce, Bellator, and beyond. After 18 years of weight cuts, his body isn't responding like it used to. He finds himself in a conundrum. He's too big for welterweight, yet undersized for middleweight.
“One hundred and seventy-five pounds is my weight class,” Daley told MMA Junkie on Wednesday. “You know, 170 pounds is too hard on my body. I'm not getting any younger, so unless the fights are 175 pounds or the fight is for a title, this is going to be my last fight.”
Daley's difficulties cutting to welterweight entered the public eye during Bellator 247 fight week last September. Scheduled to headline in a welterweight fight against Derek Anderson, Daley was forced out due to medical reasons after he missed weight. Daley came in at 174.8 on...

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