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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