Despite British welterweight Paul Daley having now signed a 3-fight BAMMA deal, Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan has revealed that an initial deal with CWFC was on the table, however Daley’s requests could not be granted due to ‘Semtex’s’ eagerness for international competition going a step too far.

Speaking via Twitter, Boylan revealed;

“Paul & I agreed terms for him to sign with CWFC but there was one sticking point that I would NOT give into because it wasn’t right. Paul wanted the Welterweight CWFC World Title but if he won it he would refuse to allow any UK based fighter challenge for it. This is something under no circumstances I could agree to.

“How could I shatter the dreams of all the Welterweights signed to CWFC? “Sorry mate I know you’re 10-0 now” but you’re NEVER going to get a shot at the CWFC World Title because Paul wont fight UK fighters. I explained to Paul I wouldn’t be involved in this because it wasn’t right & I told him go else where, that other promotions would gladly accept this but I wouldn’t allow CWFC to be involved.

“If a fighter puts his life into fighting & wants to be a CWFC champion he/she deserves a shot no matter where they come from. Everything else was agreed between Paul & I, five fights & a Title shot.”

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