White: No Benoit censure

UFC boss Dana White confirmed that no disciplinary action will be taken against Ryan Benoit over an incident at UFC 185 on Saturday.

After his victory over Sergio Pettis, Dallas resident Benoit proceeded to kick his opponent behind the referee's back, to the dismay of the normally supportive crowd in the Texas city.

The jeers from his home crowd, though, is the only punishment he will face, White confirmed during the post-fight press conference.

"The kid was fired up," White said.

"He did it. He immediately apologized afterwards."

The difference between Benoit and Paul Daley – who threw a punch at his opponent after a fight – is that Benoit seemed genuinely sorry for his actions.

According to White, Benoit’s act fell in the same category as new UFC women's strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.  

Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha continued to throw punches at each other during a fight in December after the referee had stepped between them.

"The same thing happened in Joanna's fight and she started apologizing," White added

"When someone apologizes and realizes what they did and apologizes, it's all good."