The British UFC welterweight fighter Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley talks about his upcoming UFC 113 co-main event fight against Josh Koscheck. Daley tells us how he is ready for Koscheck’s takedowns, and guarantees it will not turn out like his submission loss against Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields. Takedown defense has been something Daley has been preparing for, but guarantees he’ll be dictating the fight from the very start and the ending will result in a knockout victory to his favor.
From Paul Daley:
“Koscheck has come out with a statement he’s gonna now take me down and choke me out, as if that wasn’t his plan from the moment he signed the contract. Of course he wants to take me down as soon as he possibly can. That’s his strength, that’s what he thinks is my weakness, so unless the bleach has gone to his brain, that’s what he’s gonna do. Even when he was saying he was standing with me and all that, I was hearing it and thinking ‘Of course you are… riiiiiiight!’ It kind of annoys me that people keep asking me if my takedown defense has improved since fighting Jake Shields two years ago. Of course it has. I lost a fight, so of course I want to improve; I always want to get better. On the night against Shields I was pretty bad; I don’t even like talking about it. That wasn’t really me at my best, and I am still mad about it, but I moved on and I’ve worked hard to improve. On Saturday, all I am going for is another win. I will leave the Octagon with another KO win under my belt, and Kos will leave with his teeth in a bag.”