Josh Koscheck beat Paul Daley by staying on top of him for three rounds. Some people would call it ‘Lay and Pray’, others would call it ‘absolute ground domination’ but if you expected this bout to be a stand-up war, you probably should lower your general expectations in the future.
At one point, Daley nearly landed a knee that made Koscheck recoil and grab his face in anguish. Upon watching the knee again, it didn’t hit Kos much like how Rumble Johnson didn’t eye-poke Koscheck at UFC 106.
Just before the fight wrapped up, Daley and Kos exchanged a few words and once the fight was over, Daley landed a punch as they were both going to their respective corners. Post-fight antics? I thought Dana White told us that stuff like that doesn’t happen in the UFC? Hmph. Granted, that single punch was the most exciting moment of the fight. Koscheck then got on the mic and told the sold-out Montreal crowd that the Pittsburgh Penguins were going to beat them in the NHL. Ouch.
Koscheck and GSP will be coaching The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 and will eventually bang it out at some point this year for the UFC welterweight belt. Don’t be surprised if Daley is released from his UFC contract, just look what happened to Babalu back in UFC 74.