On May 8 2010, Paul Daley fought Josh Koscheck and lost by unanimous decision. After the fight Paul Daley sucker punched after the fight. The president of the UFC Dana White released Paul Daley on the spot and said Daley is banned for life. Since then, Paul Daley has been fighting for numerous MMA organizations such as Strikeforce, and now is fighting for BAMMA. Paul Daley has been out of the UFC for more than 4 years now, so the question is should the UFC lift it's lifetime ban on Paul Daley? Well here are some reasons why Paul Daley should be in the UFC.
Paul Daley has a fan friendly style. A prime example of this would be his fight with Nick Diaz. That fight was just a stand and trade fight where both fighters were knocked down and eventually Paul Daley was finished in the first round. Right now the welterweight division in the UFC has been better than ever even with George St. Pierre sidelined with an injury. Paul Daley probably won't be challenging for a title but you can pair him up with fighters that match his style like maybe a Nick or Nate Diaz, Matt Brown, or even Carlos Condit when he returns from his knee injury.
Another reason why Paul Daley should be back with the UFC is, there are too many UFC shows with lackluster headliners. Paul Daley is a big enough name where you can make him the main event of a fight pass card or a fox sports 1 card.
We shouldn't take Dana White's words as gospel. A couple of years ago, Dana White had said that women would NEVER fight in the UFC but as he said that all changed when he met Ronda Rousey. Now women are fighting in the UFC and the UFC is even making another women's division.
Paul Daley has said he learned his lesson and him and his team have contacted the UFC multiple times to try and get him to the UFC. I think he served his time long enough.
What do you think, should the UFC bring back Paul Daley?