Bellator’s Paul Daley Announces Next Fight Will be His Last

After running into issues while cutting weight for Bellator 247, feared slugger, Paul Daley has announced his next bout will be his last.

After competing in professional MMA for well over 15 years, Paul Daley has announced that his next bout will be the final one of his career.

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Daley announces his retirement fight

The 37-year-old Daley was supposed to fight Derek Anderson this week in the headliner of Bellator 247. But, the dangerous striker ran into issues while cutting weight for the bout and he was briefly hospitalized.

As a result of what transpired, the bout was scrapped.

More recently, the British fighter announced the following news via Instagram.

Forever a samurai. But soon we will put the blade to rest. After discussions and careful consideration with my family, it has been decided that my next fight @bellatormma will be my last. To be fought at a catch weight of 175lbs. Opponent and location to be confirmed. Health before Wealth, and NEVER COMPROMISE YOURSELF

So, given Daley’s age, and that he’s competed in over 60 pro-MMA bouts and 20 kickboxing matches, his decision here shouldn’t come as a huge shock.

The heavy-handed fighter has had a tremendous career and if he believes the time is right to get out, it likely is.

Daley in action

If you’re a new, ‘UFC only’ fan, and aren’t familiar with Daley, you can check out some of his most memorable moments with Bellator below.

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