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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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16.

Oscar M    

GOOD THING HE BLOCKED HE WOULD HAV GOT DROPPED!!!

1572 days ago
17.

tim Alvine    

Paul Daley is the biggest moron in mixed martial arts.. he was given a contender fight, and a chance to coach on the new season of The Ultimate Fighter and they guy can’t keep his cool after getting OWNED?? Come on, that’s weak… people like him don’t belong in the UFC.. such garbage… if you missed it, see the video @ http://www.lionsdenu.com/daley-punches-koscheck-in-the-face-after-fight/
talk about throwing away the chance of a lifetime… never again dana said..

1572 days ago
18.

mt    

Racism made him do it! Dana White is a racist! Hope and change!

1572 days ago
19.

David    

Doesn't look like a sucker punch, It looks as if he flailed his arms around and it connected with his face.

1572 days ago
20.

Greg    

David: are we watching the same video clip? You're seeing things.

1572 days ago
21.

His Prince Michael    

I'm not a fan of UFC/MMA, but, I believe cheating in Sports, Business, and even personal relationships, must be answered with
serious consequences. For far too long, in all aspects of American
Society (beginning with Politics), cheating has become a quietly
accepted practice. In this particular-case, a six-month suspension
would suffice.

1572 days ago
22.

Freede    

They should do the same for HOCKEY !!!
Evil, barbaric sports that they are.

1572 days ago
23.

maye    

This is such an evil and barbaric sport! I feel sorry for these young men when they get old. The pain, agony and brain damage they will have to deal with all their lives. Watching glazed eyes humans glory in this. How sad and disgusting!

1572 days ago
24.

Tim    

wow you dorks need to take a rest its way too harsh



when ron artest fought did he get a lifetime ban ? when **** happens in hockey , or boxing or football do ppl get lifetime bans ? no



the only reason he got a lifetime ban is cus dana likes to flex

1572 days ago
25.

Javadude54    

It's just a publicity stunt. There will be plenty of drama, hand-wringing, crying and name calling then Paul Daley will be back for a grudge match or whatever the kids are calling it these days. I can't believe people take this crap seriously.

1572 days ago
26.

silky d    

the refs reaction is the honest truth "are you kidding me?"
the ufc is the premiere mma promotion, its not the only one.
paul can fight strikeforce or something else. first he needs to work on balance and composure, wtf was going through dude's mind? disgrace.

1572 days ago
27.

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1572 days ago
28.

Karlito    

I'm Koschecks biggest fan and to be honest I think a lifetime ban is a little harsh all Dana had to do was get Daley to apologize which he did if you turn the volume up right before Bruce informs us of the winner. It was frustration that caused it nothing else as he got out-classed, besides he only sucker punched him on his hand anyway as it never touched his face.

1572 days ago
29.

Geoff    

It's not a lifetime ban. Dana will bring him back in 6-12 months, sit him down in a press conference where he looks sad and then he will apoligize, say he has gone to anger management and be right back in the title hunt.

1571 days ago
30.

amie    

Josh is douche anyway
I agree with #14

1571 days ago
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