Paul Daley signs new multi-fight deal with BAMMA

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Paul Daley will be fighting for a familiar promotion in the near future, but it won't be the UFC.

"Semtex" has signed a new three-fight contract with the European-based BAMMA, Daley's manager Wad Alameddine confirmed with MMAFighting.com. BAMMA officials also confirmed the deal, which is a 12-month United Kingdom exclusive.

"I’m extremely happy to sign with a premier European promotion," Daley said in a statement provided to MMAFighting.com. "BAMMA provides exciting match-ups for hardcore fans, with a TV production that appeals to mainstream viewers. I’m aiming to bring my own brand of fight entertainment into households around the world the only way I, Paul 'Semtex' Daley, know how ... knockout victories."

Daley (33-12) and his fans had been campaigning for a return to the UFC since he won his fourth fight in a row two weeks at a Cage Warriors event in Liverpool, England. However, UFC president Dana White said last week he wasn't interested in re-signing the 30-year-old Daley, who was released from the organization in 2010 after he punched Josh Koscheck in the Octagon moments after their three-round fight ended.

BAMMA 13, the promotion's next show, is scheduled for Sept. 14. They are hoping Daley will fight at BAMMA 14 before the end of the year, however, a specific date has yet to be finalized. Daley is 2-0 in BAMMA, most recently winning in Sept. 2011.

"We are delighted to have signed Paul to a multi-fight deal with BAMMA," Ashley Bothwell, BAMMA's managing director, said in a statement. "Paul is an exceptional athlete who has built a huge fan base worldwide due to his electrifying style of fighting. All of his previous fights on BAMMA have contained Paul's trademark excitement and energy and we look forward to more of the same. We know how much Paul brings to a promotions fight roster and this multi-fight deal shows the mutual respect that we hold each other in."

Daley announced last week that he will also fight on the Legend MMA 2 show in Russia in November.

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