Dana White leaves (a little) room for Paul Daley return

by John Morgan | source: mmajunkie.com

At UFC 113 Josh Koscheck smothered striker Paul Daley for three straight rouns. At the close of the bout, a frustrated 'Semtex' lost it:

He was summarily fired for the foul by UFC President Dana White.

Daley has been unequivocal about his desire to return to the UFC. The UK fighter is 6-2 since since being fired by the UFC, with losses to Tyron Woodley and Nick Diaz, and wins over Luigi Fioravanti, Jordan Radev, Yuya Shirai, Scott Smith, Jorge Masvidal and Daniel Acacio.

At the UFC 138 post fight press con in Birmingham, England, White seemed to leave some space for Dlaey to return, but he was anything but eager about the prospect.

"The Strikeforce-Showtime deal isn't done yet," White said. "We'll see what happens with that first. I just have a hard time with what Daley did."

"It's not like Daley's been so friendly since that happened, either. Plus, he hasn't won. The guy's got to win some fights.

"Any guy who loses in the UFC or other promotions, you lose, and you go get some wins somewhere else and come back."

"I'm not a fan, to be honest. You know that."

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tags: UFC   Strikeforce   Paul Daley (detail)  Dana White   


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KwikTempah site profile image  

11/7/11 9:26 AM by KwikTempah

is the cat out of the bag about UKTT ? I still have all the old emails from before UK v USA TUF .

ausgepicht site profile image  

11/7/11 9:19 AM by ausgepicht

I've read the thread and many others on this website. It's pretty clear cut that the majority want his ban to remain. It's a good thing BLAF came on the thread and let those of us who don't want him back know that he isn't warming up to the idea at all. Ban stays.

GroundStPound site profile image  

11/7/11 9:09 AM by GroundStPound

What about Mr Sonnen, I think he fits all of the above.

Anarkis site profile image  

11/7/11 9:05 AM by Anarkis

Incomplete fighter, sore loser, and a punk. Good riddance.

Jei site profile image  

11/7/11 9:04 AM by Jei

Only room enough for one imo

GroundStPound site profile image  

11/7/11 9:00 AM by GroundStPound

Have you read this thread mate I would say its 50/50 in people who are for and people who are against. Quite polarising in my opinion.

ausgepicht site profile image  

11/7/11 8:48 AM by ausgepicht

Because they want to be sure to let everyone, including BLAF know that they do NOT want him back. They feel if they don't make their voice loud and clear, BLAF may slip and let him back in. It's not because people love Daley or love to hate him.  

GroundStPound site profile image  

11/7/11 8:45 AM by GroundStPound

Whenever Daleys name comes up on a thread here it usually produces thousands of views. Daley is one of the most polarising figures in MMA much like Bisping, Sonnen, Diaz everyone has an opinion on him. All of you retards on here would lose the plot if Dana let him back in, I would definately have the Waaambulence on standby if that were to happen.

itchie site profile image  

11/7/11 8:30 AM by itchie

Don't let him back. UFC doesn't need that crap.

ausgepicht site profile image  

11/7/11 8:26 AM by ausgepicht

Derp. That would have nothing to do with BLAF posting on the thread and everyone going bonkers, right? Derp. Over.