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Paul Daley Should have Had Contract Terminated

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The title says it all.  You punch a guy after the final horn, you should get fired.  What doesn’t Paul Daley get about that?

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After the embarrassing and stupid actions Daley performed following his loss to Josh Koscheck at UFC 113, the UFC rightfully released him, and President Dana White said he would never fight for the UFC again.  With the UFC’s purchase of Strikeforce, Daley has now become a Zuffa fighter.  A fighter in which White promised to allow to finish his contract before anything will happen. 

This week, a mmafighting.com article had an interview with Daley where he spoke about why he doesn’t understand White’s feelings towards him. 

“I don’t particularly know why he has dislike for me, but it’s obvious he does have dislike for me,” Daley said to Mike Chiapetta.  I don’t think I’ve ever heard an interview where White said he hated the kid.  I’ve only heard him say that his actions didn’t help the sport grow and might have even set it back further. 

The funniest thing for me is following UFC 113; he spoke to another mmafighting.com columnist, and apologized for his actions. 

“I would also like to offer my sincerest apologies to Josh Koscheck who did not deserve the cheap shot I threw. He did what he needed to do in order to win the fight and get the job done, and I foolishly reacted to the situation,” Daley said in a prepared statement. 

So immediately after blowing a chance to coach on The Ultimate Fighter, he gets cut, and he apologizes to anyone that will listen.  Now here he is with a 4-0 record since the release, a title shot for the Strikeforce Welterweight Title, and he says he doesn’t get my White would hate him?  I think any MMA fan would understand if White did hate him, but I think at this point, White has better things to worry about than a kid complaining about nothing.


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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Raphael Garcia Says:

    While what Daley did was ridiculous, I don’t think he should have been fired for it….suspended…of course, but not cut. White shows no consistency when he releases fighters.

    Chael Sonnen, Sean Sherk, and Shane Carwin…all major names in their divisions were found to have been linked to steroids. Either by failed tests or other ways. Carwin wasn’t suspended…Sonnen and Sherk were. Hell, Sherk is facing federal jail time because of crimes and he’s still employed by the UFC. Let’s see what happens with Thiago Silva.

    Then you have Gerald Harris who was cut after one bad loss..his first EVER. But yet Matt Brown lost 4 fights straight before being cut. Again…no consistency.

    I think Daley should have been suspended instead of outright cut. Just my opinion.

  2. Hobson Lopes Says:

    I agree 100%, he is very inconsistent with his decisions.

    That being said, if you look at what Daley did live on pay per view after his fight was done, he almost pushed Dana’s hand. Dana is still trying to get the sport legalized in four states, and those states who have commissions would take whatever little bit of energy against it, and make 100 times larger. I think by releasing Daley, White was trying to show these commissions that this isn’t “human cockfighting,” as John McCain called it in the nineties.

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