Despite only have a few pro MMA fights under his belt, and even lesser quality wins, Paul Daley can’t seem to get Josh Koschek out of his mind. Thankfully, the welterweights will meet this weekend at UFC 113 to settle their differences.
“I’m going to knock Koscheck out, you know. That’s it. It’s plain and simple,” a confident Daley stated.
This fight means a lot to both 170-pounders as not only a shot at UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is on the line, but also an opportunity to coach opposite GSP on next season of “The Ultimate Fighter” as well.
In terms of wins inside the UFC, Koscheck will be looking for lucky number 13 this weekend inside the Bell Centre Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Only Matt Hughes (17), Chuck Liddell (16), Randy Couture (15), Tito Ortiz (14) and Georges St-Pierre (14) own more victories in the Octagon.
Notice anything among the champions on the list have that Koscheck doesn’t? Oops, did I just give it away.
Despite holding so many Octagon wins, not only has Koshceck never held a title belt, but he’s never even sniffed a 5Round championship fight.
“I figured I would probably fighting St. Pierre before this one. You know, the UFC called me and said, ‘you want to fight Paul Daily?’ and I said ‘absolutely.’ You know, I don’t turn a fight down,” a confident Koscheck said.
Both fighters have knockout power – Koscheck with his right hand and Daley with his left – and both promise to put each other to sleep. The reward for the welterweight that can stay awake the longest?
An unenviable showdown with the division’s king.