Paul Daley is confident he won't be "Koschecked" by Tyron Woodley on July 30thPosted on July 11, 2011, 03:59 PM by Joey Santosus
"I don't think Tyron Woodley's as good a wrestler as Josh Koscheck. He's not as big as Josh Koscheck. He is as athletic, but on the technical side, I don't think he can compete with Josh Koscheck. People are comparing this to that... It's not going to be a situation where he can just smother me like Koscheck did, because I'm 100 times better than I was then."
"Nobody had knocked Nick Diaz down in years. Nobody has been so close to finishing Nick Diaz as I've been. There are ifs and buts, but there is nobody that hits as hard as me. At some point in that fight, I'm going to hit him and he's going to know... Apart from Nick Diaz, no one has been able to test me. I came from nowhere into the UFC and knocked out number-one contender Martin Kampmann. That was no problem. Before (John) Alessio fought me, he had never been stopped by TKO. I knocked his a-- out. Scott Smith, the "Comeback Kid". There was no comeback from him when he was falling forward on his face on that canvas. I am the most dangerous striker in the welterweight division. I am. That's a fact. It's proven. - For complete interview by Sergio Non, visit USA Today
Paul Daley will look to rebound from his first post-UFC loss when he squares off with rising Welterweight contender Tyron Woodley on July 30th at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson. Woodley, an 8-0 former NCAA Division I wrestling stand-out, will undoubtedly present similar challenges to the Brit as those offered by Josh Koscheck, whose takedown-heavy strategy against Daley earned him both a victory and an infamous post-fight sucker punch at UFC 113. According to "Semtex," however, "T-Wood" isn't quite on the same level as Koscheck and will be forced to face the wrath of "the most dangerous striker at 185-pounds."
So what do you think LowKick'ers? Has Daley's grappling improved enough to keep the fight in his domain or will Woodley bring the kryptonite that has long kept the Brit from establishing himself as one the division's elite?