After his second-round submission victory over Anthony Johnson last night, Koscheck called out Dan Hardy, who is fighting next for the title, saying that he is more deserving of the title shot than the U.K. fighter. Despite Koscheck's best efforts to change UFC President Dana White's mind, Hardy still remains the next in line for a shot at St. Pierre.
"We already announced the Hardy fight," White said in the post-fight press conference. "Hardy gets the next fight. But when I say Koscheck is in the mix, he's in the mix anyway. He's one of the best 170-pounders in the world and has been for a while."
Even with the accolades from White, Koscheck was not happy about the decision to keep Hardy as the number one contender.
"I know there's somebody here that thinks he's the No. 1 contender," Koscheck said in his post-fight interview. "He thinks he's the No. 1 contender, but he hasn't fought anybody."
Hardy recently defeated Koscheck's teammate Mike Swick at last weekend's UFC 105. While Hardy is currently 4-0 with the UFC - also defeating Marcus Davis, Rory Markham and Akihiro Gono - Koscheck was not pleased with the Mohawked fighter.
"He ain't fought nobody like me," Koscheck said. "Guaranteed, I'm the number one freaking contender in the division."
Later, Koscheck went on Twitter, writing to his fans: "How did you guys like that shit??? Voice your word to Dana I want GSP!!!"
However, eight hours later, Koscheck updated his Twitter page with the following post:
"Looks like hardy vs GSP is a done deal! Gay if u ask me but my goal now is to fight any 1 who steps up to fight!! Maybe 12 fights n 2010?"
Koscheck (14-4 MMA, 12-4 UFC) has fought three times this year, coming out with a record of 2-1. He racked up wins in 2009 against Johnson and Frank Trigg, and lost to Paulo Thiago in his first fight of the year. His other three losses inside the Octagon over the past four years came at the hands of Thiago Alves, St. Pierre and Drew Fickett. He holds other notable wins over Chris Lytle, Diego Sanchez and Dustin Hazelett.