It's official. Speaking at the UFC pre-fight press conference for UFC 113, UFC president Dana White officially stated that the winner of Josh Koscheck vs. Paul Daley will get the next shot at Georges St. Pierre and his coveted Welterweight title.
Rumors are also going around that the winner will work opposite Georges St. Pierre as the coach on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Love him or hate him, Josh Koscheck has clearly come a long way since his first bout with Georges St. Pierre at UFC 74, in which he lost by a unanimous decision. He's confident that he's now got the skills needed to beat GSP.
Like Koscheck, Paul Daley also isn't the most loved fighter in the UFC and has quite a colorful way of getting into his opponents heads, including holding a contest to see who could come up with the best Photoshop edited picture of Josh Koscheck (The winner was a hilarious edit of Josh Koscheck's face, painting a happy little tree, as famous painter Bob Ross).
Personality aside, Paul Daley should not be taken lightly, having all of his wins since 2006 come by finishing the fight, whether by KO or TKO.
It would have to be assumed that Koscheck is Dana White's favorite to win, as he would most likely make a more profitable opponent as far as PPV ratings are concerned and also draw more viewers if he were to coach on Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter.
However, if Paul Daley is able to defeat Josh Koscheck, it's safe to say that there would be a pretty big incline in Daley fans.
While most GSP fans are more than likely already giving him the win, no matter who the opponent, either fighter will make for a great fight and have a legitimate chance (even if only a puncher's chance!) of being crowned the new UFC Welterweight Champion.