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Stakes high for Paul Daley, MMA in U.K.

Originally Published: February 24, 2011
By Josh Gross | ESPN.com

Not quite two months into 2011, Paul Daley is ready to make good on a New Year's resolution.

The English welterweight, who turned 28 on Monday, committed himself to fighting on home soil for the first time in two years. This Saturday, the striker headlines Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England, against Japan's Yuya Shirai.

The stakes are high for Daley, whose challenge of Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz hangs in the balance. The same could ...

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