Paul Daley’s At Peace As He Faces Michael “Venom” Page

Paul Daley has no time for MVP’s barbs as his mind is set on welterweight relevance. Paul Daley is not an angry man.

Known for his aggressive style of combat and one-time level knockout power, Daley is at peace these days. The Nottingham, England based fighter is up against arguably his biggest challenge to date. A lanky, ferocious, unconventional striker from London known as Michael “Venom” Page.

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The two have been looking at each other through the cage for a long time, but neither had a real reason to engage.

After staring at each other through the cage for years, Daley and MVP will finally face off in the Bellator welterweight tournament. The winner becomes the man at the top of the mountain in the division.

But for Daley, who has fought across the globe in many MMA promotions, this is about peace of mind. He’s been relevant for years in the sport, yet he hasn’t received the type of hype many of the newer fighters have received.

Still, as a veteran that has been in highly publicized wars and held titles, Daley has nothing to prove. As a result, he is walking into this battle with his head held high and tranquility amid the tumult. We sat down with Daley before his big match at Bellator 216. Check it out.

Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. The New York City native honed his skills at various news outlets including but not limited to: TIME Magazine, Money Magazine, CNN's Wolf Blitzer Reports, and more. Rhett hosts the PRITTY Left Hook podcast, a polarizing combat sports insider's take featuring the world's biggest names.