UFC president Dana White publicly banned Paul Daley from the UFC at the post-fight press conference of UFC 113. Daley got in trouble for hitting Josh Koscheck after the fight ended.
The welterweight would eventually sign with Bellator and took a win in his debut for them. Due to a bar fight in December of last year, Daley was unable to enter the United States. Bellator allowed him to compete overseas before releasing him. Now Daley is asking the UFC for another chance.
“Of course, I’d be lying if I didn’t say I wanted to return to the UFC,” said Daley on The MMA Hour. “It’s the biggest, the most recognized MMA promotion out there. A lot of people when they leave the organization they have to say wherever they’re fighting at is the best and the greatest just to save face. It’s just one of those things. But yeah, definitely I want to return to the UFC.”
Daley had sent out a request via Facebook once his release became public about how he hoped to rejoin the UFC.
He’s 33-12 and has won four in a row. All of those wins have occurred in two rounds with the last three taking place this year for various European MMA promotions.
There’s no word on what’s next for Daley.