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Paul Daley: “I have been punished enough”

Paul Daley who was recently released from the UFC after an incident with Josh Koscheck at UFC 113, talked recently with Fight Hype about how he feels about everything that’s happened.

“I have heard nothing from the Commission as of yet, other than they are investigating the incident,” said Daley. “But I feel as though I have been punished enough, effectively by Dana White. He has punished me on behalf of the Commission, although I understand they have a job to do.”

After White kicked Daley out of the organization, he said the thing that upset him the most, was that Daley showed no remorse for his actions. Daley now says he wishes he could take it all back.

“It was a really thoughtless act,” he said. “Some frustration, a little bit of a response to Kosheck’s comments while we were fighting; I really don’t know. All I know is I regret it.”

Even though he knows what he did was wrong, Daley feels that he shouldn’t be the only one getting flak for his actions. Early on in the fight Koscheck went down while holding his face, and claimed Daley threw an illegal knee. On the instant replay it showed that Koscheck in fact had not been hit, but was acting in hopes to gain some advantage. This isn’t the first time Koscheck has pulled a stunt like that, and Daley feels he should receive some punishment as well.

“I think more should be done to penalize him; it’s twice he’s done this now.”

And asked if he thinks the punishment he received was fair, Daley couldn’t quite say.

“I think there is more to it for whatever reason,” said Daley. “I don’t know, you would have to ask Dana. I can’t help but think it’s a bit personal, as the UFC has fighters on their roster that have done far worse things in the sport.”

And if White ever considers letting Daley back into the UFC, the fighter knows just who who he’d like to take on first.

“I would love to fight Koscheck again, really, I would. I know it was a dominate  performance by him, but I know I am coming back much stronger and with a much clear picture for victory.”

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