"I was cut from the UFC," Paul Daley told MMA Fight Corner presented by FiveKnuckles.com. "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."