Josh Koscheck: Johny Hendricks can't sell PPVs, so UFC will suck up its ego and pay Georges St-Pierre to come back

According to "Kos," Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will have no choice but to bring Georges St-Pierre back into the fold by the end of the year, because its current 170-pound champion can't sell pay-per-views.

Maybe former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight number one contender Josh Koscheck is just bitter, since the last two division champions hold victories over him.

Or, maybe he's telling the truth.

In a roundtable discussion for ESPN, "Kos" told the host he doesn't think current UFC 170-pound titleholder Johny Hendricks can sell pay-per-view (PPV) buys -- at least nowhere near the amount sold by former division kingpin Georges St-Pierre.

The Fresno-based fighter also thinks the promotion will have to swallow its pride and pay "Rush" the big bucks to come back by the end of 2014.

"He's got a lot of money, so I don't think he cares either way. Here's the reason he'll fight, though. Even though the UFC and St-Pierre have a little bit of a grudge match going on right now, the UFC is going to suck up its ego and pay St-Pierre to come back. The UFC is losing money at 170 pounds because Johny Hendricks isn't going to sell pay-per-views. We know that. GSP is the pay-per-view king. The UFC will offer him something to come back and fight again. I can guarantee you that. It's all about the money."

But will St-Pierre come back solely for money, or are there other issues which need to be cleared up first?

As for the next welterweight title challenger, the former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 12 coach thinks he should be ahead of Nick Diaz before the Stockton fighter gets the call.

"How in the hell would they give Nick Diaz a title fight coming off two losses in a row? I should fight for the title if that's the case. You question the sport if things like that happen. That doesn't look good for the sport if Diaz is next in line for the title. Rory MacDonald, Tyron Woodley, those are good candidates for being next in line for the title."

Since losing to St-Pierre at UFC 142 in a welterweight championship fight, Koscheck has gone 2-3 over his last five. He is currently on a three-fight losing streak, with his last effort being a knockout loss at the hands of Tyron Woodley at UFC 167.

Sour grapes? Or is "Kos" right about UFC and St-Pierre?

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