Paul “Semtex” Daley – Have Faith
Paul Anthony Daley is an English professional mixed martial artist and kickboxer currently competing in Bellator’s Welterweight division. A professional competitor since 2003, Daley has formerly competed for the UFC, Cage Rage, Final Fight Championship, Strikeforce, EliteXC, ShoXC, BAMMA, Cage Warriors, Cage Contender, Shark Fights, Pancrase, and Impact FC. Daley is the former Cage Rage World Welterweight Champion and Cage Rage British Welterweight Champion.
01:38 Brian’s thoughts on the episode.
04:36 Brian’s introduction.
05:18 Excitement in build up to big fight with Rory MacDonald.
08:42 Fight night makes all the sacrifices worthwhile.
11:38 No beef, only respect for Rory MacDonald.
12:44 One hit from Paul and Rory may take fight to the ground.
14:56 Rory’s a quitter.
20:31 How Paul got into MMA when it was in its UK infancy.
24:07 Grateful praise for what he learned at American Top Team.
28:05 Why Paul looks for challenging fights and trains with younger fighters.
32:19 Paul’s thoughts on the Conor McGregor phenomenon.
37:43 Paul’s fight with Nick Diaz.
40:45 The two Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor fights.
42:45 The proposed McGregor vs Mayweather fight.
46:19 Paul’s experience with the UFC.
50:25 Paul looks back at his fight with Koscheck.
57:41 How did Paul cope with military discipline?
59:40 Paul’s role as a parent.
1:03:51 Bemused that Michael “Venom” Page wants to fight him.
1:10:14 What FOAMS means to Paul.
1:13:23 Success secrets.
1:14:22 What scares Paul?
1:15:05 Has Paul changed his mind about anything recently?
1:18:23 Paul tried meditation.
1:18:59 Phone call to the 20 year old Paul Daley.
1:19:55 Best advice ever received.
1:22:16 Advice to the 20 year old who wants to be a Bellator champion like Paul.
1:23:09 Brian’s summing up.
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
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Kung Fu (TV series)
People mentioned in this episode:
Michael “Venom” Page
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Muhammed King Mo Lawal
Marcos Regério de Lima