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“I’ve had a long flight home to consider my actions and regret the mistake I made on Saturday. I would like to apologize to the UFC and the Athletic Commission for what I’ve done as well as all the fans and sponsors that support me. I would also like to offer my sincerest apologies to Josh Koscheck who did not deserve the cheap shot I threw. He did what he needed to do in order to win the fight and get the job done, and I foolishly reacted to the situation. There is no excuse for my actions and I know what I did was very unprofessional. I was immensely frustrated by a collection of things that took place throughout the fight as well as leading up to it, but I’m certainly not trying to condone or excuse my actions. I feel ashamed and embarrassed by what I did and hope that together my team and I can get through this issue. It will be a long road back from where I am now to earning the trust and respect of the UFC and the MMA fans that have supported me for so long, I know I’ve let you all down but I’m determined to make it up to you all.”

Former UFC 170-pound contender Paul Daley issues a formal apology to the UFC and opponent Josh Koscheck (via Telegraph.co.uk) for hitting “Kos” long after the horn sounded on their welterweight mash-up at UFC 113 last Saturday night (May 8) from the Bell Centre in Montreal. Promotion President Dana White was not amused by the “Semtex” cheap shot and immediately booted the promising talent from the Zuffa roster. Should Daley get a second chance at a career in the Octagon? Or did he get what he deserved? What’s your take?

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