Aren’t we lucky that government bodies overlook and regulate our sport, making sure that safety standards are upheld and unacceptable behavior is dealt with in a timely fashion?
The Quebec Athletic Commission’s legal team is bogged down in paperwork and still hasn’t addressed Paul Daley’s suckerpunch at UFC 113.
Michael Hamelin, the QAC’s commissioner, said it could take another “month to a month-and-a-half” to decide whether to punish the welterweight for his actions at the May 8 event, in which he slugged Josh Koscheck after the final bell.
Meanwhile, the British striker is moving on with his career. Daley (23-9-2) is set to face Daniel Acacio (21-9) on Sunday at “Impact FC 2: The Uprising – Sydney.”
Hamelin said that the QAC submitted a report on the incident, though it hasn’t been reviewed because QAC lawyers also handle cases for the office under which the commission operates, the Régie des Alcools des Courses et des Jeux. That office also oversees the Canadian province’s alcohol and gaming industry in addition to the QAC.
“Especially during the summer we have a lot of different cases,” Hamelin said. “That’s why we [have the delay].”
It sounds to me like they just have no idea what the fuck they’re doing.