While the rumors of the demise of Strikeforce may be exaggerated -- at least for now -- the company's ranks continue to thin. On Saturday, the MMA promotion announced the release of welterweight fighter Paul Daley.
According to MMA Junkie, Daley released a statement claiming that he requested his release.
"I'm happy that Strikeforce has granted my request to be released from their roster as I found it difficult to fight so infrequently," the British striker stated. "My whole career I've wanted to fight as often as possible as it keeps me in the best form and condition.
"I felt that I put on nothing but entertaining fights while at the organization. The KOs of (Duane) Ludwig and Scott Smith were some great memories for me, as well as the back-and-forth fight of the year I had with Nick Diaz. My manager has already started speaking to some promotions about my future today following the official release papers from Strikeforce, and I'm looking forward to the next part in my journey."
Daley's manager insists the split with Strikeforce was amicable. The British fighter was 2-3 in his Strikeforce career and is coming off a March loss to Kazuo Misaki.