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?
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.
You can also follow The MMA Zone on Twitter here.