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UFC Quick Quote: Will 'stubborn' or 'smart' Josh Koscheck show up against Paul Daley?


"Which Koscheck is going to show up, the stubborn Koscheck that wants to prove a point or the smart Koscheck that knows how to play strategies and beat people to get the win? It depends. You don’t know what’s going on in his head sometimes. Like when he fought Thiago, it was his goal to stand and trade with him. But I think we’ve seen the clear path to beating Paul Daley, when Jake Shields fought and beat him. (Daley) probably is the most dynamic striker in the weight class. He is the most technical and probably the most explosive and powerful. So there’s not too many guys who would do well in a stand up fight with him. It all depends on what Josh decides to do the night of the fight. I think the grappling aspect would fare fairly well."

-- Perennial welterweight contender Jon Fitch weighs in on his American Kickboxing Academy teammate’s chances at UFC 113: "Machida vs. Shogun II" against surging slugger Paul Daley. In an exclusive March interview (which was never published, since the next day Fitch’s would-be opponent, Thiago Alves, the focus of the interview, was forced to pull out of the fight because of a brain irregularity), Fitch addressed the question, "If a potential title shot is on the line for the winner of the fight, should Koscheck take Daley down and grind it out, and do you think he will actually stick with that game plan?" Although it wasn’t known at the time of the interview, confirmed yesterday that the Koscheck vs. Daley co-main event will, in fact, be for a shot against UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre. So, Maniacs, which Kos do you think shows up against "Semtex," the one who plays it smart, or the one out to prove a point?

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