After UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck defeated Paul Daley on Saturday night in a unanimous decision to likely set up a title match with Georges St. Pierre, he endeared himself to the Bell Centre crowd with a prediction on the NHL playoffs, telling the crowd "Hey, don't worry. Pittsburgh Penguins are gonna kick your [Gretzky] next week, baby! Yeah!" Koscheck then told the Montreal audience he would beat Quebec-native Georges St-Pierre so the city would "lose twice".
Where did that heel move come from? According to MMAJunkie.com, Koscheck didn't take kindly to being booed after his fight:
A Pennsylvania native, Koscheck admitted he's not much of a hockey fan. But with the Pittsburgh Penguins entrenched in a playoff series with the Canadiens, Koscheck took the opportunity to lash out at the Montreal faithful as they booed his victory.
"I knew that if they booed me, then I was going to get even with them," Koscheck said. "I didn't know that the Penguins did beat the – what is it, the Habs? – tonight. That didn't go over too well."
Either that or he was upset his attempt to reach out and get tickets to Game 4 in Montreal failed.