• UFC 113

Semtex Daley delivers explosive mocking of Koscheck

ESPN staff
April 28, 2010

Paul Daley has finally had enough of listening to all of Josh Koscheck's trash talk, and now he has opened up to let ESPN.co.uk know exactly what he thinks of the AKA fighter.

The pair go head to head at UFC 113 in what is widely regarded as a shoot-out for the next shot at Georges St-Pierre's welterweight title. Both men are currently riding two-fight win streaks under the UFC umbrella, and Daley represents one of the few men St-Pierre is yet to have beaten.

Typically Koscheck has gone into overdrive to trash his opponent ahead of the fight, recently claiming Daley was piggy-backing on the American to make his name. The NCAA division one wrestler holds notable victories over Chris Lytle, Diego Sanchez and Anthony Johnson, but he has also been beaten by Thiago Alves, Paulo Thiago and St-Pierre, and Daley cannot wait to add his name to that list.

"Koscheck was actually in my training room for my first UFC fight against Martin Kampmann, and he was backstage after I knocked out Dustin Hazelett as well," Daley told ESPN.co.uk.

"He was just acting cocky and being the absolute c**k that he is. He acts all special but he's just a c**k really. He's a major irritant, that's what he is.

"He's a d**k. He wants to be a superstar, but the problem for Koscheck is... nobody likes him. You have to have the ability or you have to be liked to be a superstar. Koscheck has neither."

Koscheck has even suggested he might choose to stand with the fully-loaded hands of Daley on May 8, but the Briton mocked such a scenario in his UFC blog.

"Let's talk about his style. He's not that great a wrestler. His takedowns have been stuffed by almost every opponent he's faced. He can't kick-box for c**p, not if his life depended on it. If he tries to stand with me for even a second, I fear for his well-being. And his ground and pound is c**p. If he grounded and pounded me in my sleep he'd barely have enough power in his punches to wake me up."

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