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Kimbo Slice and Paul Daley Released By UFC

MONTREAL- MAY 8: Kimbo Slice punches Matt Mitrione in their heavyweight bout at UFC 113 at Bell Centre on May 8, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
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Ken BeckettCorrespondent IMay 9, 2010

After their losses at UFC 113 in Montreal on Saturday night, the UFC has released both Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson and Paul "Semtex" Daley.

Slice's release comes after getting knocked down to the mat and being punished with knees and punches in the second round of his fight with former Ultimate Fighter cast mate Matt Mitrione.

When Slice was unable to defend himself and was clearly in pain, the referee stopped the fight, and Slice suffered the third loss of his career.

Paul Daley, however, put on a decent fight that saw him take Josh Koscheck all three rounds. The judges gave the unanimous decision win to Koscheck who will now go on to be a coach alongside Georges St-Pierre on the next edition of the Ultimate Fighter and go on to challenge him for his welterweight title at a later UFC event.

Daley's release stems from an incident after his fight when delivered a nasty uppercut to Koscheck after the final horn sounded.

At the post event press conference, UFC President Dana White said no matter what happens, MMA fans will never see Daley fight inside the Octagon again.

"I don't care if Daley wins a bunch of fights in all kinds of promotions and becomes the best in the world. Daley will never fight in the UFC again."

No official reason has been given for Kimbo Slice's release but it is believed to be due to his lackluster performance against the relatively inexperienced Matt Mitrione.

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