Today Paul Daley made his official apology for his actions at UFC 113, but unfortunately for him, Daley was still released from the UFC beforehand. At a recent interview, fellow Brit fighter Michael Bisping, gives his thoughts about Daley’s actions;
“What can I say? It was one of the stupidest things that I had ever seen,” Bisping said. “Paul’s a very talented young man, he’s got a bright future ahead of him and he was getting his UFC career off to a fantastic start and it’s a shame to see a few seconds of madness ruin such a great potential career. But this is a professional sport and we’re professional sportsman, you can’t act like that.”
Bisping added as well, that fighter’s always need to act their best since there is already a negative stigma associated with MMA;
“I, myself, have done years and years of interviews and things like that, talking about how we’re not thugs, we’re professional athletes, we’re martial artists. Behavior like that just plays into stereotypes. It’s just a bit of a shame, really.”
The fighter also stated that was slightly surprised that Dana White decided to let Daley go, but doesn’t feel that White was wrong the decision;
“I’m not saying I agree with letting him go, no. To be honest, I was a little shocked when I heard that the UFC were cutting him completely. I thought, maybe, he might be relegated to the undercard, but I’m sure they have their reasons. You know, I try to stay out of it and I just focus on my fight and my career, you know? Who knows? Maybe we’ll see him back one day. I hope so. I’ve known Paul for a while. He’s a nice guy. He just made a silly mistake.”
Silly mistake or not, it looks as if Paul Daley’s time with the UFC is over, what lies in store for the fighter next?