WWE veteran and former announcer Jim Ross is always candid in his assessment of UFC pay-per-view events, and he provided similarly-interesting comments about Saturday’s UFC 113 event.
Specifically, Ross took UFC and its president Dana White to task for permanently banning Paul Daley from the Octagon after his post-fight antics Saturday.
“Daley lost his cool which has apparently got him ‘suspended for life’ from UFC but I have a difficult time thinking that decision won’t be revisited at some point,” wrote Ross on his JRsBarBQ blog. “I do agree that Daley should be severely penalized for striking his adversary after the fight had ended with a blatant left hook but to banish the guy for life seems a bit heavy.”
As Ross noted, Paul Daley instantly ended his UFC tenure by blatantly “sucker-punching” opponent Josh Koscheck long after the bell had rung and Koscheck had begun celebrating what was to be a decision victory.
— Regarding his controversial fight with Daley, Josh Koscheck made another allegation to MMAFighting.com–that in addition to eye-gouging and throwing the punch after the fight, Daley also proved to be a “cheater” by oiling himself up prior to the fight.
“The guy’s a blatant cheater,” said Koscheck. “He had oil all over him…I could smell it from the beginning.”
For a fighter like Koscheck, who is best known for his wrestling and grappling abilities, oil would have served to make securing takedowns and controlling Daley on the ground significantly more daunting. No one else, including Daley’s camp, has yet commented on the oil allegation, but it should be known that it would not be the first time a fighter with a wrestling base accused an opponent of oiling up.