UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Paul Daley is stopping on Friday and that’s all he knows as a long way as his future in MMA is alive to.
The passe Bellator title challenger takes on Jason Jackson in a 175-pound catchweight in the co-predominant event of Bellator 260 – the linked card the build the welterweight title will be disputed, as Douglas Lima defends his belt in opposition to 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 snappy turnaround and presumably a ugly one as Daly had hinted at doable retirement after the bout with Homasi.
“Yeah, a snappy turnaround, I’m extra than fully contented,” Daley suggested MMA Junkie. “I had requested for July August they most frequently got me in ahead of then. I most effective had every week off, so I modified into as soon as appropriate to head nearly without extend.
“Had they now not build me in so rapidly, who knows what would’ve came about. The fact that they saved me busy could presumably possibly also very properly be a tactical thing to preserve up my thoughts off retirement, preserve squeezing me for the market uncover – in a nice device. But I take care of it, I revel in that people wish to peep me fight. I rely on placing on a explain for the of us on Friday.”
Jackson is on a four-fight a success lag and idea about even handed one of many tip contenders at welterweight. He has wins over Neiman Gracie, Jordan Mein, and passe UFC champion Benson Henderson.
A put off could presumably build Daley in an very excellent position for a doable title shot, nonetheless even then there’s no guarantee the Englishman will proceed stopping previous Friday.
“It is dependent,” Daley acknowledged. “As soon as more, I don’t wish to boom the rest, so we’ll most realistic seemingly peep the device it goes. I will beat Jason on Friday and we’ll peep what Bellator affords me. It must be an swish offer, nonetheless we’ll leave that up to them.”