Paul Daley: Lorenzo is cool, but Dana White ...


"I was cut from the UFC," Paul Daley told MMA Fight Corner presented by "I was working at a pro-boxing gym and I had an offer almost immediately to sign over there, but my manager said to just chill for a while. They pay very well, and all the athletes there are full timers, so I can go there and make money, but I'm a fan of MMA. I like the fact that the fight can go anywhere. I might not be the best of the best everywhere but I like the versatility of it."

"I plan to be in this sport for a long time. I'm very fortunate that I don't get badly injured. People still want to see me fight. Every fight I fight, win, lose or draw I'm still entertaining. And you know, I think there will probably come an opportunity, if the [UFC] needs me back, and I'll take it you know."

"I kind of got the impression from the first time I met (UFC President Dana White) that he didn't like me. He's like that you know. There have been a bunch of unnecessary UFC releases, and I guess if Dana likes somebody he will give them chances, if not, he will let them go. I've only spoken to Dana after the Dustin Hazelett fight, and I spoke to him just initially when I entered the UFC, literally just two times."

"On the other note, Lorenzo, I've spoken to him a bunch of times. He was the one who came up and said, 'Well done Paul, you got the Hazelett KO of the night bonus.' He came to me for the Nick Diaz fight, like came to me out of his way personally, and came into the locker room and said, 'good luck.'

"It's quite funny, I've seen both of them (while coaching Winner against Anthony Njokuani at UFC 132) and Dana walked straight pass me. He's like, you know, I'm guessing I was in his line of sight, and he walks passed me. And Lorenzo walks passed and stops and he greets me. I think that shows the character of different individuals. I just think Lorenzo Fertitta is a real cool guy. It is funny how the real guy, the guy with the money, the real boss behind the scenes, is the coolest guy and the front man can be a bit of a problem."

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jimbobyeaboy site profile image  

9/14/11 3:12 PM by jimbobyeaboy

Paul Daley: I'm too dumb to be allowed to speak to the press.

Eric Bloodaxe site profile image  

9/14/11 2:58 PM by Eric Bloodaxe

This.You could criticize a bunch of stuff Dana has done, but he hardly had a choice on that one. Sucker punching a guy after the bell? That's basically pissing on everything the UFC has worked for the last decade image wise.If Daley had been humble about it, accepted fault and apologized it would at least be possible for the UFC to take him back in. Too bad, I like watching Paul fight.

willienugget site profile image  

9/14/11 2:22 PM by willienugget

Please explain to all how Nick Diaz was 'more or less kicked out of UFC'. I heard different.

FUTA WON (d) site profile image  

9/14/11 12:02 PM by FUTA WON (d)

 It's the same 12 brits checking the thread every 5 seconds.

Jill Laz site profile image  

9/14/11 11:58 AM by Jill Laz

Dana holds the cards, case in point.. "Dan Hardy" however, if you don't play the game just a little you get left behind like any other business or any other Boss (Dana White)

Jill Laz site profile image  

9/14/11 11:42 AM by Jill Laz


kid chaos site profile image  

9/14/11 11:34 AM by kid chaos

 Diaz was more or less kicked out of UFC and so was Paul Daley, both have been doing good and had a hell of a fight for the Strikeforce world title. If Diaz is allowed back into UFC I think Daley should be allowed back in. Even now Diaz still has not learnt his lesson, a fucking world title shot and he fucks it up!! I know for a fact Paul Daley would love to fight GSP (or anybody in UFC) and make it to every press conference ect.

Chimonos Revenge site profile image  

9/14/11 9:59 AM by Chimonos Revenge

Paul Daley and Nick Diaz should have a debate over who is more unprofessional and unwilling to admit fault for their own actions.They are very similar in personality, actually.

willienugget site profile image  

9/14/11 9:40 AM by willienugget

If you think that's worse, I wonder what you'd think upon finding out that Diaz did his thing on NBC. Starting a brawl on network tv is how you get titleshots kid.

romophobia site profile image  

9/13/11 3:52 PM by romophobia

 Seriously a history making thread.