Former UFC Veteran Josh Koscheck Joins Bellator

Written by Tom Ngo
June 26th, 2015

UFC Josh Koscheck

Josh Koscheck’s days of fighting in the UFC are over, but that doesn’t mean the octagon is the only game in town. On Friday, it was announced Koscheck has signed with Bellator MMA.

Koscheck has dropped five straight scraps, and would have been cut from the UFC long ago had he not held a soft spot in UFC president Dana White’s heart for being an original contestant on “The Ultimate Fighter.”

White stopped short of saying he’d force Koscheck to retire after March’s submission loss to Erick Silva, but it was clear the UFC had no further use for the 37-year-old.

No word if there are hard feelings since Koscheck joined the UFC’s biggest rival.

Who Kos still has hard feelings against is Paul Daley. He made it a point to call our is mortal enemy after tonight’s announcement.

“Started my career on #SpikeTV & I’m going to finish my career here!!!” Koscheck tweeted. “Thank you @ScottCoker for believing in me! Only thing I want to do next… is bitch slap Paul Daley one more time!! Remember the ass kickin I gave you!”

Koscheck wrestled the boxer to a lopsided unanimous decision back in 2010, but the action didn’t end at the final horn. Daley sucker-punched Koscheck in the grill after the bout and was immediately cut from the UFC.

Daley is on Bellator’s roster, so you best believe he will be Koscheck’s first Bellator bout.

It is unknown when Koscheck will make his Bellator debut.

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