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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

Bellator: Paul Daley Shoots Down Possibility of Bout With Melvin Manhoef

Daley and Manhoef (right) (photo via Bellator)

By FCF Staff

Scott Coker may have buzzed Bellator fans recently by saying he’s interested in matching up Melvin Manhoef versus Paul Daley, but the latter has made it clear the fight won’t happen.

The Bellator President recently appeared on “The MMA Hour“, and said he hopes to book Manhoef-Daley, provided the noted strikers emerge from their upcoming fights healthy.

Daley, however, has posted the following response to Coker’s idea on Facebook:

Bellator president Scott Coker, calling for Manhoef vs Daley….? ? ?…

As great as it would be one paper, this is a fight that will not be happening…for personal reasons, plus the more obvious reason of him being a former training partner, mentor, and someone I owe some of my training practises and methods too….

Happy that Bellator are looking to schedule me to fight in November, but I would not even consider this fight…..

Daley is set to fight Igor Fernandes under the BAMMA banner on September 13th, while Manhoef is scheduled to face Doug Marshall at Bellator 125 on September 19th.


posted by FCF Staff @ 2:48 pm
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