Paul Daley Petitioning For Major Kickboxing Match

Current Bellator MMA welterweight Paul Daley has his eye on gold, but not just MMA gold. The top 170-pound Bellator fighter is at the top of the division and has said before that he wants to win the title before a big rematch with Josh Koscheck takes place. However now he’s added a new goal and wants to fight the GLORY Kickboxing welterweight champion, Nieky ‘The Natural’ Holzken, as well.

Pauly most recent scrap was in the GLORY ring, although it was as a Bellator contracted fighter during the special ‘Dynamite’ event. Now Daley wants to challenge the champ in an attempt to possibly hold a belt in both promotions. First step? Get both sides to agree on it.

The CEO of GLORY, Jon Franklin, told BloodyElbow that he’d be interested in that fight, saying, “It would certainly be a big fight and one the fans would enjoy. There has been some heat between Holzken and Daley and it’s a fight we would be interested in seeing.”

Bellator president Scott Coker said, pre-Dynamite, that he thinks the winner of Daley and Gonzalez could fight for the GLORY title in the future. So, it at least seems like the fight could happen, but we’ll keep you posted on any updates.