File Photo:

UFC President Dana White made it clear that the strike Paul Daley threw at Josh Koscheck long after the bell following their UFC 113 bout will cost Daley his UFC career.

“He’s done,” White said at the UFC 113 postfight news conference. “I don’t give a s--t if he’s the best 170-pounder in the world. He’ll never come back here again.”

Koscheck outwrestled Daley to win all three rounds of their welterweight title eliminator. The fight ended in Daley’s half guard. The horn sounded, and Koscheck stood and separated. Daley followed him and threw a left hook.

“It landed,” Koscheck said later. “It was probably his best punch of the fight.”

Koscheck, who improved to 15-4 and likely earned the next shot at champion Georges St-Pierre, acknowledged that he had whispered something into Daley’s ear during the last minute of the fight. He wouldn’t share what he said, but he did admit “it wasn’t very polite.” Koscheck also said Daley eye-gouged him “a couple times” and that he was “having trouble seeing out of my right eye from his fingers.”

White had been impressed with Daley’s performance until he saw a “sucker punch.”

“I’m probably one of the most lenient guys in sports,” White said. “And this is probably one of the most lenient organizations. We’re all human, we all mistakes, things happen. There’s no excuse for that. These guys are professional athletes. You don’t ever hit a guy blatantly after the bell like that whether you’re frustrated or not. It was probably one of the dumbest things I’ve ever seen.”

White said Daley told him after the fight that he hadn’t heard the bell.

“I don’t care if he fights in every show all over the world and becomes the best and everybody thinks he’s the pound-for-pound best in the world,” White said. “He will never fight in the UFC ever again.”

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Morning Report: Dana White admits argument with Josh Koscheck almost got physical

  • 26 days ago

The rocky back-and-forth between Dana White and Josh Koscheck took another strange turn Wednesday when the UFC president admitted to Colin Cowherd his blowouts with the Ultimate Fighter alum almost g read news >>

Dana White reveals near-physical confrontations with Josh Koscheck and Phil Baroni

  • 27 days ago

Dana White isn't exactly a pushover -- he does have some combat skills, knowing a thing or two about the "sweet science." In fact, he revealed he used to "beat the living shit" out of Tito Ortiz duri read news >>

Dana White, Kelvin Gastelum explain why 'TUF 17' champ is going back to welterweight

  • 28 days ago

UFC President Dana White made it clear following Kelvin Gastelum TKO of Nate Marquardt at UFC 188 in June that he wants “The Ultimate Fighter 17” winner to compete at middleweight for the foreseeable read news >>

Paul Daley's plan: Fernando Gonzalez, then Bellator title, then Josh Koscheck

  • 25 days ago

Bellator welterweight Paul Daley expects his kickboxing match with Fernando Gonzalez to be a prelude to a title shot against MMA champ Andrey Koreshkov in February or March of next year. Filed under: read news >>

Paul Daley: 'Albino' Josh Koscheck 'needs to show he's still got it' before any rematch

  • 20 days ago

SAN JOSE -- Bellator welterweight Paul Daley spoke to MMA Fighting on Wednesday about facing Fernando Gonzalez in a kickboxing match at Bellator: Dynamite 1, his love for Manchester United, whether h read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): Ryan Hall, Randy Couture, Paul Daley, Jimmy Smith

  • 19 days ago

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Ryan Hall, Randy Couture, Paul Daley and Jimmy Smith.Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC read news >>

Paul Daley: ‘Senile’ Josh Koscheck is just ‘angling for a last paycheck’

  • 17 days ago

If a casual observer of mixed martial arts didn't know any better, it'd be an easy leap to think Paul Daley was fighting Josh Koscheck this Saturday at Bellator: Dynamite 1, rather than his actual op read news >>

Video: Dana White and Ronda Rousey talk about starring role at 'Road House' remake

  • 26 days ago

Dana White and Ronda Rousey spoke about her starring role at the upcoming remake of the 80's cult film 'Road House'. Yesterday, news broke that Ronda Rousey will be starring in a remake of 80's cult read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): Eric Albarracin, Eric Del Fierro and Victor Henry

  • 28 days ago

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Eric Albarracin, Eric Del Fierro and Victor Henry.Filed under: News read news >>

Dana White had to tell fired up Conor McGregor his zipper was down at media event

  • 29 days ago

UFC President Dana White had to tell Conor McGregor to zip up his pants during the UFC’s “Go Big” media event, putting a slight damper on the interim featherweight champion’s excitement.Filed under: read news >>