Koscheck-St. Pierre probably at UFC 74
- 05-06-2007, 11:43 PM
Koscheck-St. Pierre probably at UFC 74
Dana White Validates UFCjunkie.com Report of St. Pierre vs. Koscheck
Posted by UFC Junkie on April 23, 2007 at 11:40 am ET
After getting reports from both fighters’ camps, UFCjunkie.com reported last week that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre (13-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) would likely face rising contender Josh Koscheck (8-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) in his next UFC bout.
Our report took one step closer to fruition over the weekend when UFC president Dana White stated that he predicts the St. Pierre vs. Koscheck fight will, in fact, happen.
The Fight Network reported the possibility today:
White announced that [Matt] Serra will join Matt Hughes as a competing coach on the next season of Spike TV’s “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series — which begins shooting this Spring for a Fall broadcast — and predicted that St. Pierre would likely face Josh Koscheck in the interim.
The fight is expected to take place in August at UFC 74, which will feature a main event of UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture vs. Gabriel Gonzaga. Gonzaga earned the title shot by upsetting Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic over the weekend at UFC 70.
Although that heavyweight battle will earn top billing, the St. Pierre-Koscheck could be just as big of a draw with two of the organization’s most popular fighters.
St. Pierre lost his belt during his first-ever title defense earlier this month to Matt Serra at UFC 69. At the same event, Koscheck scored an upset of bitter rival Diego Sanchez to move him into the list of top-five UFC welterweights.
For more information about this possible match, check out our previous story or the UFCjunkie.com “UFC Event Rumors” section.
Looks like a good match and hopefully GSP will get his high-paced "riddum" going. I want to see if GSP can stuff Koscheck's takedowns.
- 05-06-2007, 11:50 PM
I'm going back to doing editorials, since you've stolen my spot as the resident copy & paste newsboy.
JK, I'm picking GSP. Georgey is gonna come in an lean mean fighting machine.
Hopefully, Alexovich disagrees, he's a jinx with the picks, poor predictive mojo; evil wrong Hoodoo.
- 05-07-2007, 12:32 AM
I will pick Kos, just to ensure a victory for Georgey Boy.
Really it is a tough fight to call. GSP is the better all around fighter, but can Kos avoid the strikes and outwrestle GSP? More then likely GSP will create enough opportunities to blast Kos with strikes, and end the fight through TKO. I'm still picking Kos though
05-07-2007, 12:43 AM
Grow a pair, pal.
I'm waiting for Hater Cnorris to post his picks on the next contest, let's see if there's any real predictive insight to back all the easy way out gash & bash.
Got game, Chuckie?
05-07-2007, 01:30 AM
CC is rumored to be on this card as well. I hope he comes out angry like he did against Aleks after he lost to Randleman.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
05-07-2007, 02:01 AM
05-07-2007, 08:49 PM
I swear if Koscheck beats GSP I am done with MMA lol. I really just have it out for Kos and I want to see him get DESTROYED! Ahhhh.
I think the Gonzaga/Couture fight is going to be amazing.
05-07-2007, 11:02 PM
I hope GSP comes out with ill intentions, and puts it on Kos after his last play it safe performance I'm not much of a Kos fan.
I think GSP should keep it stand up to stay away from Josh's GnP. But that was his same MO last fight and look what happened. I would normally think Kos only chance would be on the ground. But who the hell knows these days.
05-07-2007, 11:36 PM
I actually would like to see GSP put Kos on his back and pound him like he did Sherk. Of course, this is easier said than done.
05-07-2007, 11:40 PM
I like Kosh and his lay and pray lol j/k but GSP should win, of course I said this about the fight with Serra we all know how that ended up
05-07-2007, 11:55 PM
I agree on the Gonzaga/Couture fight too. Other than Chuck/Rampage and possible Shogun vs Hendo, thats one of the biggest fights I look forward to. Its a shame Kampman hurt his knee and cant fight Franklin now, was looking forward to that too.
05-08-2007, 01:03 AM
05-08-2007, 01:11 AM
05-08-2007, 01:20 AM
I agree with you 100% on him being a douche. It was pretty entertaining when Leben(who I dislike also) started making fun of Kos' lowrider jeans, Kos' reply is something like "get with the times man this is what is cool", what a follower douchebag. His wrestling is outstanding though, and he is driven. I would absolutely hate to have him as WW champ.
05-08-2007, 02:38 AM
I'm going to pick Gonzaga for the upset at this point. May rethink this later, though.
It's hard to like Kos. Like when he told "those kids on internet calling me a LNPer" to f- off basically in a post-fight interview with Rogan. Rogan goes "Josh Koscheck,....getting on the internet". Way to let everyone know it bothers you what they think and that you're insecure. Watching him shoot for a takedown is impressive, though.
05-08-2007, 02:42 AM
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05-08-2007, 12:39 PM
Haha I agree with everything everyone has said thus far about Kos. I would have rather pulled my teeth out than watch Sanchez vs. Kos again. I think it was bad for Diego to go down with De La Hoya as well. I think Sanchez is a great striker, don't get me wrong, but I also think he has tremendous talent on the ground, look at the reversals he had with a master of judo/submissions, Kary Parysian. I feel Diego would have done just fine on the ground. If you look at the end of the first round he reversed it anyways! Kos loves those haymakers and Diego's reach is horrible, he should have shot for the takedown and not circled the entire time.
Kos reminds me of the Brazillian, Assuerio Silva, great takedowns, good on the ground, but has no idea how to ground and pound. If you guys saw Silva fighting Kongo in UFC 70 than you know what I mean.
05-08-2007, 07:37 PM
I'm no fan of Kos' personality and the blanketing he has down, but I'll give him credit, his standup has improved nicely, IMO, he's a work in progress that has the potential to be a complete championship level fighter. With increased confidence and skills in his hands and the base of great wrestling, the Good GNP has to come, it's an almost inevitable progression.
I won't knock him for fighting with a smart boring strategy against Sanchez, yet, when all is said and done, winning is the fighter's first and foremost objective. Now if he keeps playing it safe with should have developed skills, like Tim Sylvia and AA who are mostly protecting their lack of broader skills, then it becomes an issue to me. Those two have been in the game long enough to be more complete and show it than Kos has.
05-09-2007, 11:50 AM
I think GSP will dispose of Koscheck in a similar manner as he did against Hughes. GSP will keep a distance and pick him apart with low inside and outside leg kicks. This will were down Koschecks ability to shoot and then GSP will knock him out.
05-09-2007, 03:36 PM
It's always difficult to speculate how a fighter will come back after a loss, especially a KO. But I expect GSP to take it, though of course it would be no surprise if Kos gets a dec.
Why anyone gets riled up over comments made on the internet if beyond me but disrespect is disrespect. Tito also let's people get the better of him even addressing it in his post-fight interviews.
I guess I'm the only one that hopes Serra smashed Hughes though. I want him to prove his win wasn't a fluke and he is a deserved champ.
I'll go with Gonzaga too as his ground skills are good and will pose a problem with Randy eeking out a GnP dec. His size may also play an part but looks like Randy is bulking up and might come in around 240 which I think will be a mistake.
05-20-2007, 03:33 PM
after everything that GSP has said towards his fight with Serra, I hope Kos whoops him. I dont see it happening, but it would put GSP back to earth
05-20-2007, 04:03 PM
05-20-2007, 04:23 PM
05-20-2007, 04:52 PM
Here's Serra's response.
“Georges St. Pierre is a pathetic liar. He stood up after the fight like a man and admitted he got beat. Now this bull****? How do you do a total 180? It’s so disheartening. I earned this. I worked my friggin’ ass off for this fight. All I did was give him respect and now he wants to save face by ****ting on me? All I heard before the fight was how he was going to train like he never trained before and that he had to be absolutely perfect, and now he says he didn’t train. So which is it? Are you a liar now or a liar then? Everything is a cliché with this guy. Stop reading from the ****** for once and speak from the heart.
Don’t get me wrong, he’s a good, talented fighter but he got beat. I know it’s hard for his camp to believe that Superman lost, but he did. Now they want to say it’s because he wasn’t in shape? If he wasn’t in shape he wouldn’t have been able to go five rounds but he didn’t even last three minutes so I don’t want to hear it. Maybe it’s his entourage — he’s led around by a bunch of morons, well except for his kickboxing coach that guy gets it. But the rest of them they got him convinced he’s a God. He must be a mental midget, which makes us about even since I’m a physical midget. Hey what can I say, I wasn’t blessed with height.
Anyway, for a guy who preaches honor and character, he sure isn’t showing any. I miss the old GSP. I was just as big a fan of his as everyone else. Where is he? You know, that guy who was everything Matt Hughes wasn’t. That makes it even worse. We already knew Matt Hughes was an ******* but Georges was supposed to be one of the good guys. Now we see what he’s really made of. He was calling me his friend before the fight and now all of the sudden I was never anything more than an acquaintance. Well **** you, I don’t want to be your friend. Hit the road Frenchy.”
05-24-2007, 01:19 PM
05-24-2007, 02:53 PM
Yeah I watched the video that showed how he was training harder than ever, showed him in action, and was talking about how GSP said he can't take him lightly, etc. What a ****.
I actually like Serra.
Why is Matt H and a$$hole? He always seemed kinda cool to me, is there something I don't know about?
05-24-2007, 05:32 PM
Hughes has come off as kind of cocky lately. On TUF 4, Serra kept talking about it so people bought into it. Whether he is or is not, I like Hughes. His second fight with Trigg is maybe the greatest comeback ever and the fight that turned me from a casual fan to a hardcore fan.
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