Paul Daley. Photo by Tom Casino/EliteXC.
Despite announcing his intention to retire from mixed martial arts earlier this year at the age of 24, it seems that Paul Daley has pulled a Michael Jordan and wants to come back and fight after all.
According to MMA Mania, Daley, who served as a color commentator during the U.K. television broadcast of Cage Rage’s “Extreme” event over the weekend, revealed his desire to return to active competition to those in attendance.
Daley specifically called out newly crowned Cage Rage British welterweight champion Che Mills, who defeated Marius Zaromskis due to a nasty first-round cut to claim the belt that Daley had vacated last month. The two reportedly had a brief staredown and exchanged some words inside the cage.
Daley last stopped Sam Morgan, a former cast member on the second season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, with strikes at a ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series event in January. Daley shook off a fast start by Morgan to land a devastating first-round elbow that put Morgan down for the count.