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Kos: UFC will get GSP back as Hendricks can't sell
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<p>UFC welterweight contender Josh Koscheck recently appeared on an <a href="http://espn.go.com/mma/story/_/id/10644708/gsp-fight-night-38-more" target="_blank">ESPN roundtable</a>, and discussed the potential return of former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.</p>
"I buy [St-Pierre returning before the end of 2014]," said Koscheck as transcribed by MMATorch. "He's got a lot of money, so I don't think he cares either way. Here's the reason he'll fight, though. Even though the UFC and St-Pierre have a little bit of a grudge match going on right now, the UFC is going to suck up its ego and pay St-Pierre to come back."
"The UFC is losing money at 170 pounds because Johny Hendricks isn't going to sell pay-per-views. We know that. GSP is the pay-per-view king. The UFC will offer him something to come back and fight again. I can guarantee you that. It's all about the money."
"How in the hell would they give Nick Diaz a title fight coming off two losses in a row? I should fight for the title if that's the case. You question the sport if things like that happen. That doesn't look good for the sport if Diaz is next in line for the title. Rory MacDonald, TyronWoodley - those are good candidates for being next in line for the title."
I think Kos is on the downslope, which is a damn shame, because I'd like see prime Kos make a run at the belt held by Hendricks. He beat Hendricks in their first fight, imo. But since then, Hendricks has improved and I fear Kos has faded a bit.
Diaz isn't next in line by any stretch, but he's another southpaw and everybody remembers how dramatically he outstuck Lawler back when they were both coming up. If by some miracle, Diaz can keep it on the feet for 3 of the 5 rounds, what would happen? (Such a big "if.")
I agree. It's gotta be tough to sell the mainstream on Hendricks with his okie accent and nice guy personality. Compared to GSP who is handsome, French, and built like prime Van Damme. That said, I love watching Johnny fight.
I thought GSP had issues with the testing procedures I have never heard of him complaining about money. You Have to give Hendricks a chance to grow into a PPV draw maybe some fox shows and a few exciting fights with top challengers.