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Paul Daley Pulled From Bellator’s Season Eight Welterweight Tournament

December 26, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

According to mmajunkie.com, Paul Daley (30-12-1 MMA, 1-0 BFC), who was expected to be part of the promotion’s Season 8 welterweight tournament, has been pulled from the lineup. Bellator officials have confirmed the news, which is due to Visa issues reportedly stemming from an assault charge following a bar fight. Daley posted the following on Facebook, discussing the issues…

“It seems as (though) 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 (percent) a false statement.”

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