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e-thug
09-29-2010, 04:36 PM
Source:http://www.mmamania.com/2010/9/29/1719842/strikeforce-paul-daley-vs-scott-smith-set-for-december-4

"Semtex" vs. "Hands of Steel." That has a nice ring to it.

After Scott Smith had apparently signed on the dotted line to face Jesse Finney on December 4 in St. Louis at Strikeforce: "Henderson vs. Babalu," the powers that be have had a change of heart and matched up the free-swinging fighter with another slugger, Paul Daley.

Can't say I blame them.

MMA Weekly confirmed the match up earlier today.

"Semtex" recently defeated Jorge Masvidal at Shark Fights 13 by unanimous decision and Daniel Acacio via submission at Impact FC 2, making it back-to-back wins for the Brit since falling to Josh Koscheck at UFC 113 earlier this year.

The match with "Kos" was also his last inside the Octagon -- thanks to a cheap shot he unloaded on the AKA wrestler out of frustration from losing in their number one contender bout.

R.I.P Scott, you were fun to watch but this fight doesn't end well for you at all.

MKZ
09-29-2010, 04:37 PM
KO of the year candidate ? What a fight, nice match making by SF to build up Semtex as the next challenger...unless Smith tries to become a grappler :(

Thaispider
09-29-2010, 04:38 PM
BOOOOOOOOOOM my boy daley is going to destroy smith.:D

mls
09-29-2010, 04:39 PM
he powers that be have had a change of heart and matched up the free-swinging fighter with another slugger, Paul Daley.

Who wrote this shit :suspicious:

Mex,HaHaHa
09-29-2010, 04:40 PM
Word was Semtex didn't look so hot in his last two outings.

Scott is a tough SOB, I'm pulling for a rocky comeback.

MKZ
09-29-2010, 04:42 PM
Who wrote this shit :suspicious:

In a lot of people's minds slugger = striker, brit, not a BJJ black belt.

Thaispider
09-29-2010, 04:42 PM
Word was Semtex didn't look so hot in his last two outings.

Scott is a tough SOB, I'm pulling for a rocky comeback.

the only thing smith is going to be coming back from is a nasty concusion and a very sore face.

Mex,HaHaHa
09-29-2010, 04:44 PM
the only thing smith is going to be coming back from is a nasty concusion and a very sore face.

Very likely, either way should be an exciting fight.

Thaispider
09-29-2010, 04:45 PM
Very likely, either way should be an exciting fight.

yep one wild brawler against a crisp accurate striker = fun for sure.

mls
09-29-2010, 04:47 PM
Smith won't have legs after Paul is done with him :amuse:

Lotus
09-29-2010, 04:52 PM
lol goodnight smith.

fight wont hit the ground well besides smiths carcass that is. smith can take a punch but daley has better hands more power and i would even say he is faster..... daley takes smiths jaw home with him.

plazzman
09-29-2010, 04:52 PM
Hell of a birthday present. Thank you SF

FunkYou
09-29-2010, 04:58 PM
Fun fight. Smith can take a lot of punishment so unless Daley can look much improved from his last few fights this could be an unhappy SF debut.

Lotus
09-29-2010, 04:59 PM
well for daley though its not like he will have to worry about smith taking him down its pretty clear what smith is going to do... that alone is a scary fuckign night for smith.

mls
09-29-2010, 05:38 PM
I bet they wanted Daley to go up to MW and fight Cung but Cung turned the fight down, what a duck. :suspicious:

vikingpride
09-29-2010, 05:43 PM
I bet they wanted Daley to go up to MW and fight Cung but Cung turned the fight down, what a duck. :suspicious:

They wouldn't dare put their golden boy in any kind of danger, so they deff never even thought about that. lol

I remember talking about this fight happening awhile back as an easy way to introduce Daley to the SF fans.

mls
09-29-2010, 05:47 PM
Overeem probably turned a fight with Daley down to and let's not even talk about Fedor's ducking of Daley, that is legendary.

MKZ
09-29-2010, 06:00 PM
Overeem probably turned a fight with Daley down to and let's not even talk about Fedor's ducking of Daley, that is legendary.

Oh I heard out of all people outside the UFC there were only 2 willing to fight him. Smith and Minowaman. The rest tried to avoid him. Semtex is one scary mofo.

mls
09-29-2010, 06:02 PM
DREAM should have sent over Sakuraba to get knocked out by Daley :love:

Aaron
09-29-2010, 06:53 PM
if scott knows what a single leg td is, he can win this fight

plazzman
09-29-2010, 06:59 PM
He doesn't so we're good

screenamesuck
09-29-2010, 11:29 PM
I'll pull for Smith since nobody else is

southpaw447
09-29-2010, 11:46 PM
Smith for the upset.

vikingpride
09-29-2010, 11:54 PM
I'll pull for Smith since nobody else is

i'll pull for him, but i just don't think he matches up well at all. And it's pretty obvious that SF is using Smith as a stepping stone for Daley here.

I guess there is always the chance for an upset, especially with Smith. It just seems pretty unlikely.

I'll be interested to see what the odds look like when released though.

screenamesuck
09-30-2010, 12:34 AM
I would have rather seen Daley vs Lawlor, but this will do.

randyspankstito
09-30-2010, 01:03 AM
awesome matchmaking. Two thumbs up to strikeforce, but knowing them, they'll do something else incredibly stupid to make up for it.

Brad.Taschuk
09-30-2010, 12:01 PM
Daley got outwrestled by an average sized LW with no wrestling.

No reason to think a small MW with no wrestling isn't capable of the same.

Lotus
09-30-2010, 12:09 PM
when has scott smith willingly taken anybody to the ground? daley crushes smith.

Brad.Taschuk
09-30-2010, 12:16 PM
You could say the same about Masvidal as well though.

Lotus
09-30-2010, 12:19 PM
well masvidal actually know what the ground is smith just knows that it stops him from falling when hes unconscious

UberShmact
09-30-2010, 04:25 PM
What's with all the Scott Smith hate? Also anyone know what weight this is at?

FunkYou
09-30-2010, 04:44 PM
Its more of a case of Semtex love than Smith hate.

I would imagiune this is at WW but I did think Smith was fighting at MW these days so good point.

MKZ
09-30-2010, 04:57 PM
I like Smith a lot. Even more after his KO of Le. But I just fucking love Semtex.

Brad.Taschuk
09-30-2010, 04:58 PM
I would imagiune this is at WW but I did think Smith was fighting at MW these days so good point.

Smith probably has a better shot of making 170 than Daley, which amuses me.

FunkYou
09-30-2010, 05:28 PM
Smith probably has a better shot of making 170 than Daley, which amuses me.

http://uploads.justindickinson.com/OhSnapBear.jpg

MattBremner
09-30-2010, 05:48 PM
I imagine Daley's gonna cut out the middle man and sucker punch Scott before the fight, because he's a bitch like that.

Kingofkings
10-01-2010, 10:52 PM
This is a interesting fight....I see Daley taking it though. Even with Smith coming down from 185 I don't think he can take the beating that Daley can deliver. This Strikeforce card is starting to look pretty good.

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I imagine Daley's gonna cut out the middle man and sucker punch Scott before the fight, because he's a bitch like that.

Hahaha great post. Agree 100%. :king: