Josh Koscheck: I’d hate me too

Former UFC Welterweight title challenger, Josh “Kos” Koscheck, shared thoughts about his current status in the division, and what’s next for him inside the Octagon. Koscheck, who’s clearly not one of the fan favorites in the UFC, also spoke about his controversial personality, and the neverending trash-talk battles with everyone inside and outside the Octagon. Koscheck is expected to face Strikeforce vet Robbie Lawler on February 23, at UFC 157.


30 Comments

  1. Avatar of movich

    movich

    February 7, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    i never saw a threat with koscheck.

    just a wrestler with an overhand right.

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    Baby Ads

    February 8, 2013 at 12:17 am

    i think he is just a good entertainment for the sport of mma, not really a contender, so i agree with you man. i think he should be in the wwe, he should be a good replacement for carlito.

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    thealex

    February 8, 2013 at 1:10 am

    josh seems really cool in this interview. not trying to play that black hat card. WAR KOS!!!

  4. Avatar of kickassfast

    kickassfast

    February 8, 2013 at 3:07 am

    Yeah he's not a bad guy, he's just an a-hole.

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    rabble

    February 8, 2013 at 9:49 am

    God damn it, everybody I use to hate it just becoming more and more likeable.
    Michael Bisping,
    Chael Sonnen,
    Tito Ortiz (kinda),
    and now the legendary asshole Josh Koscheck.

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    highkick12

    February 8, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Please get KOd by Lawler

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    Woodstock

    February 8, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    thats funny, i thought she was into motor boats…

  8. Avatar of Rindy

    Rindy

    February 8, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    lmao @MMA Truth

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    Brian Cox

    February 8, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I used to hate Koscheck, but like Bisping, Nick Diaz and Dan Hardy, he's grown on me.

    What I see in this interview is a considerably more humble guy then he has been in the past and even one who can (now) make light of himself. I thought him to be quite affable and tough to dislike. Again, he's grown on me. To me, ever since his second fight with GSP he seems to be a different guy. Perhaps GSP (literally) beat the ego / cockiness out of him.

    For those that might deride him as being simply a wrestler with a power, does that not (pretty much) describe the #1 contender, Johnny Hendricks? Personally, I think he's a whole lot more. As a GSP fan, he's still one of the guys in the division I fear the most, in terms of beating The Champ.

    His biggest problem IMO, has been the aforementioned ego. Much like Overeem's recent loss to Bigfoot Silva and on-more-than-one-occasion, I have seen JK walk into The Octagon and lose fights, simply because he assumed he was going to win and that his opponent(s) offered no real threat. To be honest, that scenario probably describes every loss he's has on his record. He has been convinced his entire career that he's simply better than everyone else and that his wrestling and KO power, would always carry the day.

    I will be pulling for him to win, as I would like to see him work towards another shot-at-the-title. I know he's at least had one, but I'd like to see him earn another, GSP or no GSP as Champion, when / should it happen. I still think he's a dangerous opponent and capable of winning the title. He's no tin-can, that's for sure. And much like Michael Bisping, Koscheck is one of those fighters where we forget how long he's been around. He's had 21 fights in The UFC, dating back to 2005 and has proven to be one of the staples of The Division. Were he to be fortunate enough to beat, maybe get the winner of Brown / Hardy and then another win beyond that (should he win), then yes, I'd love to see him get another title shot.

    And I thought his comments about GSP / Diaz were pretty spot on. I think this is an easy fight for The Champ. However, the difference between GSP and Koscheck on this issue, Rush will no assume that he will either beat Diaz or that it will be easy. It's a huge chunk of the reason why GSP is Champ and a huge chunk of the reason why he will remain so, come the 16th of next month. And then the dreaded Johnny Hendricks…whose a Koscheck clone. Yet, another serious challenge for The Champ.

    • Avatar of Evan Holober

      Evan Holober

      February 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm

      His persona on Twitter has changed dramatically since he left AKA. He's much more positive about everything now.

      • Avatar of Brian Cox

        Brian Cox

        February 8, 2013 at 4:57 pm

        @ Evan

        I truly do believe he has matured as a fighter and as a person. I genuinely like the guy, now. And you're right, he is more positive. Before, it was like there was always this dark cloud around him or over him. A chip on the shoulder kind of thing. I hope things have turned a corner for him and I'd love to see him go on a winning streak. I'd also love to see him have another kick-at-the-can with Hendricks.

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    enjoylife321

    February 9, 2013 at 4:53 am

    @MMA Truth…..Koscheck has definetly changed as Evan pointed out since leaving AKA…And I actually think he left AKA for a legitimate reason…You have to feel like you are being supported 200% when you are a fighter especially from the head coach. i completely understand his frustration and he was an accomplished fighter as well. He is also one of the guys accepting any fight so he deserves credit for always stepping up… Hanging in the fight with a broken orbital bone was a major credit to him against GSP. he is a show off with his toys, but he has definetly earned it the hard way with titanium plates in his face.

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    Rindy

    February 9, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    im not laughting anymore well said MMA Truth

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