Last month, the Irishman was involved in an ugly melee at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn after storming the venue with his entourage, who were on the lookout for new lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
After arriving on the scene, the angry mob soon discovered that Nurmagomedov was on a bus about to leave the arena and swarmed it, with McGregor throwing a dolley through one of its windows.
McGregor was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief for his antics and will appear in court on June 14 to explain his actions.
In the immediate aftermath of the melee, there were strong calls for the UFC to part company with their poster boy, with many drawing comparisons to the circumstances in which Daley was kicked out of the promotion.
Daley, who was banished from mixed martial arts premier promotion for punching Josh Koscheck after the final buzzer of their 2010 fight, agrees with that notion and believes McGregor should’ve been given his marching orders.
“Yeah, really, he should be treated the same as I was,” the Nottingham native said during an appearance on The MMA Hour. “He should be banned for life.
“What he did as a guy with his profile in the sport and for the company of the UFC, he should be banned for life, if, for what I did, I got banned for life.
“But business is business and they need him, and I like Conor McGregor and I respect him, and I respect Dana (White)’s choice. It’s a smart move.”
The UFC have yet to punish McGregor for his latest misdemeanour and are seemingly waiting until the outcome of his court case before doing so.
With ‘The Notorious’ being the promotion’s cash cow, the chances of them sacking him are incredibly low.
Daley is all too aware of that fact, saying: “I’ve seen all the comparisons, and yeah, the whole situation, it was very similar, and Dana could come across as being a little hypocritical.
“But for me, it’s a different ballgame.
“The UFC was in a different place then and it’s in a different place now, and a lot of where they are now is down to Conor McGregor.
So if you’ve got someone bringing in money, and is raising the sport and your promotion to greater heights, then you can’t ban him for life because business is going to go bad for you.
“So I understand.”
McGregor, 29, hasn’t set foot inside the Octagon since his historic UFC 205 victory over Eddie Alvarez, a triumph which saw him become the first fighter in the promotion’s history to hold two titles simultaneously.