After nearly 20 years in the game, Paul Daley said his next fight will be his last.
While he didn’t reveal an opponent, Daley (43-18-2 MMA, 9-5 BMMA) said Bellator’s May 13 event in London will be his retirement fight – in front of his home fans in the U.K.
“May 13 will be last one,” Daley said Monday on “The MMA Hour.” “It will be my retirement fight after many years in the game – the hours on the road, the hours in the gym have caught up with me. And now every day, I wake up with a bad back and I’m just tired. Most definitely (I’ll retire). I’ve put a lot of time in the sport, and I’m in a position to retire, fortunately. … I don’t want to be one of those fighters who’s getting knocked out all the time by the younger guys. I want to be the guy that goes out when I want to go out.”