Paul Daley: Bellator has turned down multiple opponents

Paul Daley is unable to travel to the United States currently due to issues with his visa and the welterweight fighter is claiming that Bellator has turned down several opponents for him to face in other organizations.

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Daniel Dahlback – The MMA Report

Daley issued a statement on his Facebook page on Wednesday and started off my saying that Bellator has turned down another potential opponent.

“Just got word Bellator have refused to allow me to fight yet another opponent,” Daley wrote on Facebook. “It’s becoming really frustrating that even though they are not my managers, they can approve my fights.”

“I’ve got great fights offered to keep me busy fighting and earning, and they seem to want to put a stop to this….all this while, having to pay for my OWN legal costs on a matter that influence my visa outcome…and my ability to fight for the promotion (Bellator) Its bull****.”

“There’s a lot more too…with regards to other promoters having to PAY Bellator a ‘Booking fee’ for using me on there shows?¬†Terrible.”

After posting the message on Facebook, several fans responded to Daley and he stated that Cage Warriors has attempted to book him for a fight. In the comment section of the post on Facebook, Daley mentioned that Che Mills, Cathel Pendred and Bruno Carvalho were fighters that were not approved by Bellator. Along with the fights from Cage Warriors, Daley wrote that he has been offered fights in Japan, Poland and Russia. has reached out to Bellator but the organization has not released a statement at this time.