You can officially add UFC president Dana White to Josh Koscheck’s rapidly declining fan base. Although the welterweight top contender annihilated Paul Daley at UFC 113, and received a sucker punch for his troubles, the controversial wrestler can’t seem to make any friends.
“I’m no Josh Koscheck fan. Personally, I think he’s [expletive],” White told Yahoo! Sports. “We actually don’t get along very well. I like Paul Daley a lot, but what he did was inexcusable.
“If you throw a sucker punch like that after a fight in the UFC, I don’t care who you are, you’re done. He’ll never fight for us again.”
After CBS was forced to broadcast the biggest riot in MMA history at “Strikeforce: Nashville,” White appears anxious to make an example of Daley just to show his rivals the proper way to handle a rambunctious employee.
“I cut Nick Diaz after he was fighting [Joe Riggs] at the hospital [following their UFC 57 bout in February 2006]. People are sick and dying and you can’t be in the [emergency room] fighting,” White added. “I cut the guy even though I know he’s a very good fighter.”
Actually, Diaz was released following his next outing against Sean Sherk at UFC 59. The former lightweight champ handed Diaz his third consecutive unanimous decision loss inside the Octagon.
Since being cut by the UFC in April 2006, the Brazilian jiu jitsu wizard has posted an impressive 10-1 record with a N/C en route to capturing Strikeforce’s welterweight title. Many believe that with his refined game, Diaz has cracked the world’s Top 10 pound-for-pound mixed martial artists.