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Josh Koscheck: “I’m pretty sure I’m going to be with the UFC”

MMA Weekly recently sat down with UFC welterweight competitor, Josh Koscheck. In the interview MMA Weekly quizzed Koscheck about whether or not he will be staying with the UFC.

Koscheck had the following to say:

“I’m pretty sure I’m going to be with the UFC,” said The Ultimate Fighter season one alumnus. “I know my manager and the UFC are in talks right now, so that’s up to them. If the UFC wants me, I want to be in the UFC. For me, it’s my home. I started my career there and hopefully I’ll end my career there. It’s the place to be right now, and it’s a good time to be a UFC fighter.

In my opinion, the UFC would be crazy not to re-sign Koscheck. He is such a polarising figure that he brings a lot of attention everytime he fights. If you don’t like Koscheck, chances are you’ll tune in just to see if he gets his ass kicked.

MMA Weekly also got Koscheck’s response to Diego Sanchez’s recent comments about wanting to fight him again.

>Koscheck may not care whom he fights, but Diego Sanchez has made it known that he’d like a rematch with the American Kickboxing Academy-trained fighter. Asked about Sanchez, Koscheck said, “I think when you lose a fight, you want it really bad. It took me two years to get a rematch with Diego, so what makes him think he wins one fight and he can step right up and get a rematch?

“I think I’m in his head,” he continued. “He’s only been thinking and focusing about me for the last year. It’s actually kind of nice. He’s in the same shoes I was after The Ultimate Fighter. For two straight years I woke up every morning hating Diego Sanchez.

“If it makes sense and the UFC wants it and the fans want it, I’ll do it, but he’s going to be pissed off after the fight again because he’s going to have another two years to set back and pout and cry because I’m going to kick his ass.”

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  • mike says:

    i never understood why koz gets so much shit. i think a lot of it is cuz randy said a bunch of crap about him in TUF cuz leben was his man. also people still think of his fighs in TUF when he was so new to the sport. but u can tell he works his ass off and i enjoy watching him progress in his striking as a fighter in general. if he could do that and add some sick submissions hell be a ufc champ in the future. hope he stays in the UFC.

    -that first season of TUF is classic.

  • mike wolfe says:

    I’d be really surprised if UFC didn’t want Koscheck back. He has the work ethic necessary to fight in the top org., and his skills are improving. Who outside the org. could step in and compete with the same abilities?

  • mike says:

    of course the striking is what everyone loves but if koz became a bjj ace to complement his wrestling/takedowns. transitioning from side to gnp to rippin off armbars. the sky is the limit for him really.

  • DefyTheEye says:

    I hope the Sanchez fight is set up so Diego can pound his head into the mat.

  • Dan K. says:

    Kos just comes off like a Frat boy. While his fighting skills are actually quite impressive (even his current standup) now compared to when he first entered the UFC. Its his comments, his image (backstreet boy looking hair), and his original fighting techniques that make it hard for him to win over a crowd. After meeting him and Wes Sims at UFC 82 I can honestly say that they are polar opposites. Wes is actually a really nice guy who sucks at fighting (and is extremely dirty when it comes to fighting) and Kos is a Douche-bag who is a pretty good up and coming fighter with alot of potential.


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