The trash talk leading up to Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley’s UFC 113 welterweight match up has been heated and well-documented. In a pre-fight hype video for the UFC, Josh Koscheck continued that trend and offered up some reasons why he thinks he is to be a feared opponent for anyone at 170lbs.
“I go in there to fight and I go in there to fight and win,” Koscheck said of his approach to fighting.
Koscheck acknowledges that Daley is a heavy-hitter with some legitimate momentum behind him right now, but he does not believe that “Semtex” will have any answer for his overall well-roundedness.
“Paul Daley, gotta lot of hype, he’s been knocking people out,” said Koscheck. “The problem is that he hasn’t fought anybody like me yet. In the beginning, yeah, I was just a wrestler. Now, I’m a Mixed Martial Artist. I have other weapons, I have more than just a right hand. I have wrestling, submissions, I have takedowns, I have ground and pound.”
Koscheck, who is 12-4 in the UFC and 3-2 in his last five fights, has proven that he can win by submission or by knockout. Most people believe the if Koscheck is to win this fight he will do so by taking Daley down and working toward a decision, scoring a submission or scoring a technical knockout with strikes on the ground. With his most recent loss coming by way of knockout to Paulo Thiago, very few believe that Koscheck will be able to win in a standup battle against knockout artist Paul Daley. Josh Koscheck is not one of those people and has maintained throughout the lead up to this fight that he is unafraid of Paul Daley’s heavy hands.
“If they’re gonna stand in front of me and they’re gonna let me punch them then guess what? I’m gonna throw a right hand and I’m gonna try to knock them out,” said Koscheck, who continued, “Don’t be surprised if I come out, stand toe to toe and knock this guy out.”
“UFC 113: Machida Vs. Shogun 2″ takes place this Saturday at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and will be headlined by the much-anticipated rematch between Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Kimbo Slice and Matt Mitrione will square off in a heavyweight tilt and bouts between Sam Stout and Jeremy Stephens, Patrick Cote and Alan Belcher will round out the main card.