Winner of Koscheck-Daley to Challenge GSP for Title

The Josh Koscheck vs. Paul Daley fight this Saturday at UFC 113 will determine the next challenger for Georges St-Pierre.

UFC president Dana White raised the stakes of the welterweight bout during the pre-fight press conference Thursday by announcing that the winner will in fact receive a title shot.

The other potential No. 1 contenders bout was Jon Fitch vs. Thiago Alves at UFC 117, but it appears the UFC wants a fresher matchup for St-Pierre with winner of Koscheck vs. Daley.

As of Wednesday, both fighters were unaware that the winner would be next in line for the belt. Both welterweights said at the press conference that their focus is on Saturday's fight and not the title right now.

Daley told MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani Wednesday that not only has he not heard anything about a potential St-Pierre fight but also revealed that he would actually consider turning down the title shot.

"As much as I am confident," Daley said. "I don't want to go in there with negative things in the back of my head. I rather be 100% confident, 100% focused, I want to know everything in my personal life and in training is 100%. A good structure to my training, everything's working how it should be to prepare for such a huge test. Cause once you fall from top of the mountain, it's hard to get back up."

Daley, whose fight this Saturday is only his third inside the Octagon, holds (T)KO UFC wins over Martin Kampmann and Dustin Hazelett.

Koscheck, coming off wins over Frank Trigg and Anthony Johnson, has shared the cage with St-Pierre before, losing by unanimous decision at UFC 74 back in August 2007.

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