Paul Daley: Opponent Is Not An Underdog
Posted on 18 Jul 2012
by MMAScoops.com Staff
Paul Daley recently spoke about his fight against Rudy Bears at Bellator 72 and more. Check out the highlights:
On Bears calling himself an underdog: "Rudy, you're not the underdog, man. You're just another tough guy."
On his offense at the comment: "He has no idea what kind of situations I've been in or people that I've been associated with. He has no idea, but that's not what I need to talk about. My fights prove how tough I am. I haven't got to say I'm the tough kid from the streets. Because that's not something to be proud of, and that's not who I am today."
On his training: "I trained [expletive] hard for this fight, and Rudy is going to be in for a big, big [expletive] shock. I've had some bad decisions recently (and had things) not go my way, and if he thinks I've looked at this fight lightly being that it's my first fight in Bellator and come thinking the win's already mine – no. I've trained knowing that I've got to earn this win, and that's what Rudy should be worried about. Rudy should be worried that I don't think he's the underdog. I think he's a tough guy, and I'm going to beat him down like he's a tough guy, regardless of what upbringing he's had."
On his personal character: "I've got a great character. I've got great ideas and values that people haven't seen because they haven't been given the opportunity. And Bellator's going to give me the opportunity, and I'm going to give them fantastic fights and be champion for a great organization."
On who he wants to fight next: "But I'll take whatever fights they give to me. I'm just here to win. I feel like, especially being from England, I don't get enough credit that I deserve. There are a lot of British guys doing great things, but I've been doing it longer than the majority of them, and I've been competing at a higher level and beating higher-level guys for a longer time. I haven't got the credit for it yet, and Bellator seems to agree with me on that. They see my vision, and hopefully, by the time I'm finished in this game, I'll get recognition for the work that I've done."