Paul DaleyPaul Daley, a highly touted British fighter who just recently turned 25 years old, apparently plans to retire from the sport.

The announcement was made on the Cage Warriors messageboard under a screen name previously attached to the fighter. Daley is the current British and world Cage Warriors welterweight title-holder.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) couldn’t immediately reach Daley for confirmation or comment.

Before leaving the sport, Daley plans to fulfill the terms of his contract with EliteXC, which requires him to fight at the organization’s March 29 event that’s co-promoted by Strikeforce. An opponent has not yet been announced.

The fighter hasn’t ruled out a possible return sometime in the future, but he stated that no further announcements will be forthcoming.

Daley’s full message stated:

This is for the fighters, fans, promoters and trolls alike.

As of now i will be stepping down as Cage Rage Champion (British and world), FX-3 Champion and KOTR champion. I vacate all these titles. Futher more i consider my self retired (from all MMA/Thai boxing) as of March 29th. March 29th i will fullfill my contracted commitment for Pro Elite, against a yet un named opponent.

No speculation, No futher annonucments, once i’ve found the path i originally set out on in the Martial Arts, i may return to this SPORT, Maybe 6months-Maybe 6 years, who knows.

Who will be the next welterweight CRC champ. FX-3 champ????…

Thanks

Daley most recently competed at the Jan. 25 “ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series” event in Atlantic City, N.J. Daley was promoted heavily, and in the night’s co-main event, he scored an impressive first-round TKO of UFC veteran Sammy Morgan. It was Daley’s fifth-consecutive victory. He’s previously registered wins over notables Jess Liaudin, Dave Strasser, Duane Ludwig and Mark Weir.

The five-year veteran had been considered one of the sport’s most promising 170-lb. fighters. In February 2007 he declined a contract offer from the UFC so he could continue competing in other organizations.

(Touch of gloves: MMAjunkie.com reader “Jd Hidlebaugh”)

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