Originally Posted by Sekou
I agree...he has every right to not fight for Zuffa
He may have every right to choose who he works for but he has no rational complaint for having been fired in the first place and in my opinion he should be kissing their arses and begging forgiveness for his actions.
I wrote this in a previous thread already, but it was kind of off topic in reply to a single post and got lost in the mass posting reaction to Zuffa buying Strikeforce but for the record.....
He was 100% in the wrong, heat of the moment or not.
The UFC is a massive organisation trying to expand and make mma the number one sport in the world, one of the major stumbling blocks to making UFC/MMA a mainstream product is notions and public perception of the sport being barbaric and 'human cock fighting'
Daley's attempted sucker punch was attempted assault and the actions of a thug (the type of actions that support the notion of mma being barbaric human cock fighting)
Daley is a trained fighter and his hands are deadly weapons, he would be treated as having used a deadly weapon if he attacked someone in the street because of his fighting skills, so I don't accept comparisons with brawls in other sports like Ice Hockey/Football/Soccer/Basketball whatever.
The key difference is Daley is an experienced and trained martial artist and as such he is a lethal weapon his sucker punch on Koshcheck could have could serious damage had he not failed to properly connect and it was a disgusting act.
I have no problem with Dana White or the UFC taking a hard line zero tolerance approach with him for what he did (it is much worse than what Herring did before the bell after being kissed I feel also)
I think the door should be open in the future to him, but he should be totally apologetic and remorseful for what he did and he has to respect his role as an mma fighter in presenting the image of mma and mma fighters if he ever wants to be accepted back in to the UFC.
The only way I see it happening is if he does this and his performances make him the greatest in his division and public demand becomes so huge to see him versus the current UFC champ in his weight at such time that it simply has to be done.