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UFC Fighter Banned for Sucker Punch

5/9/2010 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Paul Daley is "done" fighting in the UFC, says head honcho Dana White, after Daley tried to sucker punch opponent Josh Koscheck after the bell last night.


White was adamant about dumping Daley in the post-fight presser, saying, "He'll never come back ... I don't care if he's the best 170-pounder in the world. He's never coming back here. There's no excuse for that. You never hit a guy like that after the bell."

Koscheck won easily by a unanimous decision. White said afterward Daley was released from the UFC. He sure acts fast.




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1.

Cheryl A.    

Definate lifetime ban. This is supposed to be a sport, not a "real" fight.

1539 days ago
2.

Cartman    

There is poor sportsmanship and then there is this guy Daley. I hope he enjoys his next career flipping burgers. What a bum.

1539 days ago
3.

MMA FAN    

Good for Dana White! More sports should follow this man's lead. There is no room for unsportsmanlike conduct in MMA!

1538 days ago
4.

cidroc    

who won

1538 days ago
5.

Nick    

the blonde guy hit him first duhh...watch is close way to harsh he was prob in a tranz and did not really mean it.



i mean come on. the whole sport is to beat the **** out of each other he was just doing it right. give him a 2nd change jesus christ

1538 days ago
6.

David    

OH WOW lol by the way it sounded all the reports on this..this wasnt a sucker punch..the black guy clearly went after him, that was not a sucker punch :S overreaction much?

1538 days ago
7.

SportsGrl    

MY Boyfriend and I watched this and It was definitely a sucker punch and In my opinion ,because he couldn't do anything about Koscheck's ground game but the lifetime suspension was way to harsh ...He'll have to fight in Japan to have any kind of career now and its just way to harsh for the sport ...

1538 days ago
8.

The Legend Killer    

A lifetime ban is much too harsh. Paul Daley's punch was just a reaction to Koschek being an absolute "douche" for lack of a better word to describe him as a person. If you watched the fight, Paul was trying to get his attention afterwards (most fighters do this in order to congratulate the victor and show good sportsmanship) but Koschek CLEARLY gave Paul the cold shoulder! There was alot of animosity stirred up between the two during the prefight banter. This led to Koschek brushing his opponent off and with that kind of public humiliation what do you expect to happen? I would've punched that a**hole too. LMAO

1538 days ago
9.

j    

Anyone arguing that he shouldn't be banned is an idiot. Dana is saving face for the company and the entire sport. It's hard enough to get the fights sanctioned in places around the world. The LAST thing MMA as a whole needs is a reputation of housing dirty-after the bell-punches.

1538 days ago
10.

Greg    

David: please tell us you're kidding. How could you even say that wasn't a sucker punch?

1538 days ago
11.

Shesh!    

Dana White should also run the NFL AND NBA! He's the only one with the BALLS to run things the RIGHT way!
GO DANA WHITE! WE BACK YOU 110%

1538 days ago
12.

mmark    

koscheck had him overall anyways. daley was a boxer ,and very out of his element. but the sucker punch was a total bitch move

1538 days ago
13.

Jay    

Koschek got what deserved and I'm glad Daley hit him after the bell. Dana talks about keeping this a " real sport " but yet he allows fighters like Koschek who cheat in numerous fights by pretending to be kicked in the head and poked in the eye...

1538 days ago
14.

jim    

Do you not know why he did this sucker punch? his opponent faked a knee to the face, after on the replay they saw Daleys knee didnt even touch his face.
This sucker punch was hilarious and needs to happen more.
oh well **** ufc, someone else will sign daley.

1538 days ago
15.

L Yenko    

Daley is an idiot. Koscheck may be a jerk too, but there is such a thing as sportsmanship. Look at what happened to Ronato Sobral. He also got let go by the UFC after not releasing a rear naked choke on his opponent several seconds after the final buzzer.

1538 days ago
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