May 10, 2010
When it comes to disciplinary issues, it's been some run recently for UFC president Dana White. Every move the boss made with regards to Nate Diaz, Anderson Silva and Rousimar Palhares has been sliced and diced. The latest debate rages about the penalty handed down to Paul Daley for sucker punching Josh Koscheck seconds after their UFC 113 fight ended.
In this video, Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole rips Daley, his actions and prefight behavior. Do you agree? Should Daley be banished for life from the promotion? Adam Hill from the Las Vegas Review-Journal compares the approach taken in cases involving Jake Shields, Gilbert Yvel and Diaz.
Update: The Daily Telegraph's Gareth Davies recapped the last two days for Daley. There's hope on the part of Team Daley that White may change his mind at some point in the future.
"None of us wants to belittle the seriousness of what he has done, but there is hope that the UFC will allow him to make amends," Daley's teammate Dean Amasinger said. "There are no excuses for what he has done. We were flying so soon after the fight, but we did want to speak to Dana. We’ve all known Dana to change his mind in the past. There’s not a lot we can do right at this moment, but Paul is a good guy, athletes make mistakes sometimes and have come back from them. Remember what happened with Eric Cantona? He came back. Paul is genuinely contrite about his actions, and we hope he can serve a suspension, or a ban, and come back."
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