As expected, UFC president Dana White stated during today’s UFC 113 Q&A that the winner of tomorrow’s pivotal scrap between Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley will earn the right to coach opposite welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre on the 12th season of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
The announcement doesn’t come as a complete shock, as MiddleEasy.com reported the possibility last month. In addition, White confirmed at yesterday’s pre-fight press conference that the Kos/Daley winner would get next dibs at GSP’s crown.
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 have exchanged verbal jabs well before the contest was ever 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 streak the planet’s baddest 170-pounder is currently enjoying.
UFC 113 takes place tomorrow night inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.