At today’s UFC 113 Q&A session with Dana White the UFC president confirmed that Georges St.Pierre will undertake his first role as coach on The Ultimate Fighter Season 12 opposite the winner of Saturday night’s Josh Koscheck Vs Paul Daley fight.
White then went on to praise both of the potential title contenders.
“Every time this kid fights, he gets better and better,” was his opinion of Koscheck. “He started off as a wrestler; he has become a mixed martial artist. Koscheck actually has one of the most exciting highlight reels in the UFC. He is a kid that goes for the finish, whether it’s submission, punches, kicks, whatever. He goes for it. I love that about Koscheck.”
As for his opponent, White said, “Paul Daley burst on the scene and has been knocking everybody out,” White said. “He’s got his opportunity now to take out Josh Koscheck.”
A couple of days ago Daley had suggested that he might not take up the offer of a fight with GSP if he defeated Koscheck since he still felt he wanted to face some of the other top contenders first.
With White confirming that a spot as a TUF coach is also on the line it now looks like it will be very difficult for the UK fighter to refuse.
Meanwhile if Koscheck wins he’ll have no issues with accepting the fight, and a stint on TUF will be second nature to him as one of the competitors in the original series of the show.