“The Strikeforce-Showtime deal isn’t done yet. We’ll see what happens with that first. I just have a hard time with what Daley did. It’s not like Daley’s been so friendly since that happened, either. Plus, he hasn’t won. The guy’s got to win some fights. Any guy who loses in the UFC or other promotions, you lose, and you go get some wins somewhere else and come back. I’m not a fan, to be honest. You know that.”
While it’s a bit of a non-story, UFC president Dana White, told the media at the UFC 138 post-fight press conference that a Paul Daley return isn’t 100% out of the realm of possibilities.
When White and company purchased rival promotion, Strikeforce, they also took on the employer role for a fighter previously banned from their employment for life. Paul Daley was ejected from the UFC following a decision loss to Josh Koscheck that left the Brit so fuming mad that he sucker punched Josh deliberately after the sound of the bell.
While White is not committing to taking on Daley once again he isn’t shutting the door on it either. After all, if we are to believe anything, it looks like these guys are working hard to pull all the top talent from Strikeforce and like it or not, Daley is amongst that list.
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