Paul Daley Out of Bellator Tournament for Assault, Could Face Two Years in Jail

Controversy continues to follow Bella tor fighter Paul Daley wherever he goes. Daley, 29, was slated to be a part of the company’s Season 8 welterweight tournament, but according to Bellator officials he has been yanked from competing. Allegedly, Daley was involved in a fight in a bar in the UK and was arrested/charged. If found guilty, Daley faces up to two years in jail for his action.

ESPN reports:

English welterweight Paul Daley has been removed from Bellator MMA’s upcoming Season 8 170-pound tournament, according to a representative for the promotion. Daley, 29, is barred from entering the U.S. after being charged with assault stemming from a bar fight, the promotion said. He faces up to two years in prison.

Paul Daley took to Facebook to comment on the matter:

It’s seems as those a mass press release has gone out to the MMA media, stating I was involved bar brawl, arrested, and cannot obtain a P-1 visa to compete in the USA. I am currently awaiting a decision on my visa, which is not expected until late April. Which means i am unable to compete in the season 8 Bellator tournament, as it starts in January.

I will be fighting in Europe in the coming months, so I am able to stay active while awaiting a decision on my visa status. I was not involved in a bar brawl. This is 100% a false statement.

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