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Paul Daley targets belts outside the UFC

ESPN staff
May 6, 2010

Paul Daley has confessed his potential reign as UFC welterweight champion is unlikely to turn into a career-long legacy, because he has aspirations to win belts in other MMA organisations.

Daley could be two wins away from becoming Britain's first UFC champion, with victory over Josh Koscheck at UFC 113 expected to earn him a shot at current welterweight king Georges St-Pierre. A Daley v GSP fight could well act as the climax to the TUF 12 reality series.

The explosive hands of Daley are tipped by certain MMA critics to be the weapon that ends St-Pierre's two-year reign in the 170lb division, despite the fact GSP has won his last seven fights.

St-Pierre is yet to venture out of his weight category, either through personal choice or due to the UFC's orders, meaning a super-fight with Anderson Silva is yet to come to fruition. ESPN.co.uk asked Daley if he would chase super-fights at different weight classes if he owned the UFC gold, but the Briton revealed he has other targets in mind.

"I have a load of ambitions left in my life. I'd like to be a champion in as many different promotions as possible," Daley told ESPN.co.uk.

"Don't get me wrong, I'm loyal to the UFC and I love the UFC, and they treat me right. I will stay here as long as it takes me to get that belt.

"But I am interested in seeing other parts of the world and getting other belts."

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