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

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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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