Despite the riveting title bout between Maurício Shogun and Lyoto Machida, a regrettable incident marred UFC 113, this Saturday in Canada. After taking a setback from the controversial Josh Koshcheck, Paul Daley lost his head and assaulted his opponent after the bout was over. And his punishment couldn’t be any worse.
“He’ll never be back here. There’s no excuse for something like that. I think it was one of the most stupid things I’ve ever seen, because the guy is talented, one of the best in the world in his division,” said an angry UFC president Dana White.
The incident was reminiscent of what happened to Renato Babalu. In the UFC’s interpretation, the Brazilian refused to let go of the choke hold he had on David Heath, at UFC 74. Heath passed out and Babalu was kicked out.