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Kimbo Slice and Paul Daley released from the UFC

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TSN.ca Staff
5/9/2010 7:39:28 PM
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Paul Daley and Kevin (Kimbo Slice) Ferguson have heard their entrance music played for the final time as members of the UFC.

At the post-fight press conference for UFC 113 in Montreal, UFC president Dana White said both fighters will be released by the promotion and was adamant that Daley has no chance of returning.

"He's done. I don't give a [expletive] if he's the best 170-pounder in the world. He'll never come back [to the UFC] again," said White.

Daley lost in the co-main event to fellow welterweight Josh Koscheck, but following the final bell Daley charged Koscheck and threw a punch.

"There's no excuse for that. These guys are professional athletes. You don't ever hit a guy blatantly after the bell like that, whether you're frustrated or not," explained White.

Daley is currently awaiting word from Montreal athletic commission on whether he will receive further punishment for his actions.

While Kimbo Slice didn't commit any flagrant fouls, he did come up on the losing end of his bout at UFC 113, falling to former NFL player Matt Mitrione by technical knock out in the second round.

"That's probably Kimbo's last fight in the UFC," White stated.

Kimbo, a former street fighter, competed on Season 10 of the The Ultimate Fighter. In his first UFC bout he won a unanimous decision over Houston Alexander, but was unable to capture that same magic against Mitrione.

White admitted that he respected Kimbo for attempting to improve his MMA skills and making a real run at a career in the UFC, also applauding him for "carrying himself really well" throughout the process.

Kimbo Slice (Photo: The Canadian Press)

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(Photo: The Canadian Press)
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