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MMA Top 10 Welterweights: Josh Koscheck Is Right, Sort Of

After his UFC 106 victory over Anthony Johnson, Josh Koscheck proclaimed that he -- not Dan Hardy -- deserves to be the next contender to Georges St Pierre's title.

As you'll see in my rankings of the Top 10 welterweights in MMA, I think Koscheck is right -- sort of. I believe Koscheck deserves to be higher-ranked than Hardy, but I also think Hardy is more deserving of a shot at St. Pierre. The reason is simple: Koscheck has already had a fight with GSP, losing to him at UFC 74. Hardy hasn't gotten his chance yet.

So because I'd like to see GSP get a new challenge, I think Hardy is a fitting No. 1 contender, even though Hardy is just below Koscheck on the list below.

Top 10 Welterweights in MMA
1. Georges St. Pierre
2. Jon Fitch
3. Thiago Alves
4. Josh Koscheck
5. Dan Hardy
6. Matt Hughes
7. Mike Swick
8. Paulo Thiago
9. Nick Diaz
10. Jay Hieron

(Note: I was disappointed I couldn't find a place on my list for Marius Zaromskis, who has the best kicks in MMA.)

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