Koscheck Thinks Fight With Jake Shields Will Be ‘Easy’ For GSP

By Raj Giri

Top UFC welterweight standout Josh Koscheck is currently sitting on the sidelines recovering after undergoing surgery to repair the broken orbital he suffered in his UFC 124 title fight with Georges St. Pierre last December. Koscheck found himself dominated and unable to mount any significant offense over five rounds in his first-ever title fight.

St-Pierre now moves on to his next challenge in former Elite XC Welterweight Champion and Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Jake Shields. St-Pierre will face Shields at UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields on April 30 in Toronto.

While Koscheck has never faced Shields, he feels that the champion should have an easy time if he comes in with the right game plan.

“I think it’s an easy fight for Georges if he plays a smart game plan,” Koscheck told MMAJunkie.com. “But Jake Shields is definitely a good fighter. He’s got some weapons. He’s got a good guillotine, and he’s vicious on top.”

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