During today’s “UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun II” pre-fight press conference, president Dana White confirmed the winner of the pivotal scrap between Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley gets next dibs at welterweight king Georges St-Pierre’s title.
MiddleEasy.com reported on this scenario last month, however stated the victor would first have to coach opposite GSP on the 12st season of “The Ultimate Fighter” before being fed to the world’s baddest 170-pounder.
White made no mention of the reality show requirement during Thursday’s presser, however told Ariel Helwani that next season’s coaches will be announced during tomorrow’s UFC 113 Q&A (HINT: Please re-read above).
Koscheck holds a 14-4 pro mark and was last seen unleashing the most impressive performance of his career against Anthony Johnson at UFC 106. He executed a perfect gameplan that enabled him to earn a 2ndRound rear-naked submission victory.
Daley continued his explosive ways by putting Dustin Hazelett to sleep in the 1stRound of their UFC 108 scrap. The slugger owns an impressive 23-8-2 record, with 18 of his W’s coming via some sort of knockout.
Daley and Kos started exchanging verbal jabs well before the contest was announced, and their hatred has only snowballed leading up to the top contender bout.
St-Pierre has never faced Daley, however holds a close unanimous decision victory over Koscheck when they met at UFC 76 in August of 2007. The American Kickboxing Academy trained fighter shouldn’t feel too badly about the loss because GSP went on to dominate his next six opponents, a lopsided streak the champ is currently enjoying.
UFC 113 takes place this Saturday inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.