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Daley calls for crackdown on Koscheck acting

ESPN staff
May 19, 2010
Paul Daley believes the UFC's decision to cut him was personal © Getty Images

Axed welterweight Paul Daley has issued an apology for his post-fight punch towards Josh Koscheck, and called on the UFC to issue greater punishments for fighters who feign injury.

Daley was cut by president Dana White after he landed a punch way after the final bell at UFC 113, reacting to some taunting by Koscheck. The Briton admits he did wrong and insists he just was not thinking at the time of the act.

Daley does believe he has been made an example of by the UFC though, and he questions why Koscheck has not been punished after he appeared to feign injury when an illegal knee grazed his head. Koscheck has been involved in such an incident before, claiming an eye poke when deep in trouble against Anthony Johnson, and Daley wonders why the UFC has not reacted.

"I think more should be done to penalize him; it's twice he's done this now," Daley told Fighthype.com, before discussing his own antics.

"It was a really thoughtless act, some frustration, a little bit of a response to Koscheck's comments while we were fighting. All I know was that I regret it."

Daley is yet to find out if an investigation into the incident will lead to a suspension from MMA, but he was critical of White's decision to come down so hard on him.

"I think there is more to it for whatever reason. 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."

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