A title shot was on the line at UFC on Fox 13 between Claudia Gadelha and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, and after a tense, back-and-forth affair, Poland's Jedrzejczyk came away the winner via split decision. However, at the end of the 3rd round, the horn sounded, the referee moved in to separate the two women from engaging in any further action, but Gadelha threw a right hand towards Joanna. This of course brought back memories of Paul Daley's swing (without landing) at Josh Koscheck back in 2010, a move which saw Daley banned from the UFC for life.
Dana White has offered his thoughts on the incident, and explained what happened afterwards: (Via Sherdog)
"People were going crazy on me about that one... Of course, everybody goes back to Daley," he said. "The difference is this: When Daley did it to Koscheck, I was in there. I went up to Daley... He didn’t care. He didn’t give a s--t. He looked right at me and said he didn’t care.
"As soon as [Gadelha] did it to her, she reached her hand out and she apologized to her," White continued. "Those two had a war; they’re in the heat of the battle. [Jedrzejczyk] landed a kick, the bell rang and then [Gadelha] hit her with a punch. And then she completely apologized for doing it."
So if you were thinking that Gadelha would get the Paul Daley treatment, you were wrong. It's a tough loss for Gadelha, whose undefeated record is broken, while Jedrzejczyk is likely to get the next UFC women's strawweight title shot against Carla Esparza.