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Wednesday, 09/14/2011, 06:00 am

Koscheck Blogs About Georges St. Pierre, Injury And Matt Hughes


UFC welterweight fighter, Josh Koscheck was recently brought on board over at Canadian media outlet, Sportsnet.ca to blog about his pre-fight thoughts and experiences leading up to his last minute bout with Matt Hughes at UFC 135.

Below is his most recent contribution where he talks about his last fight with GSP, his injury and upcoming bout with Matt Hughes:

It was a rough night for me. Pretty much the first punch Georges landed, a hard jab, broke my orbital socket (the round bone in your skull that your eyes sit in) but also my orbital plate (the cheekbone).

I had no depth perception and was basically a one-eyed fighter for the next 23 minutes. I can man up but the pain was just horrible. It hurt worse than anything I’ve ever experienced. It hurt even more than when I cut my big toe off when I was six — when I was playing with my grandfather’s axe being a little sh*t.

Seriously — the eye hurt way worse than chopping my big toe off.

I had major surgery after the fight. The doctors told me that I took the punch right in the eyeball, and what happens when the eye takes a direct impact is the bone explodes and drops down in order to stop the pressure to the eye resulting in an exploding eyeball.

So there I was, first or second minute into the biggest fight of my life, and I’m lucky my eyeball hadn’t just exploded. Thing is, the fact I’d talked so much trash about Georges and I’d helped hype the fight so hard for so long, I couldn’t let everyone down by pulling out with an injury after a couple of minutes. I feel bad the fight didn’t live up to the hype, but I did my best to clip GSP with a punch somehow.

After the GSP fight, I needed to come back and remind everyone what I am all about and if I couldn’t do that at 170 pounds I figured maybe as a one-off just to have a major fight to come back with, I’d take a fight at 185 pounds. Realistically, I asked to fight Wanderlei Silva, Chris Leben and even Rich Franklin at 185.

But then last week I got word Matt Hughes, who has avoided me for years, needed an opponent for UFC 135 in Denver on Sept. 24. I’ve called out Hughes for so long but he’s always avoided me. When he was on top and one of the top in the division, he used his position to avoid fighting me and all the AKA guys.

But when Diego Sanchez pulled out hurt with three weeks to go, I knew the UFC would have no choice but to try to talk Hughes into fighting me. Like I knew he would, he tried to suggest fighting Jon Fitch instead, knowing full well Fitch is still recovering from shoulder surgery.

I tweeted that I’d accepted the fight and was ready, just to put pressure on Hughes to quit bitching and take the fight. I wanted to make it so that if he did turn the fight down, all the fans would know that he bitched out.

He had nowhere else to go and I’ve finally got my fight with Matt Hughes.


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22 Comments to Koscheck Blogs About Georges St. Pierre, Injury And Matt Hughes

  1. Lex w says:

    I hope matt gets it

  2. GIL says:

    KOS IS A FAG

  3. CitizenErased says:

    Kos ya sick **** brah, take that fossil out! Haters gonna hate.

  4. Gack says:

    I don’t really seeing this being much of a fight. I mean…mad props to Matt…no doubt he is a legend and no one can knock him in any respect. He’s a good ‘ole boy with manners and mad skills. BUT…Kos, as much as I am NOT a fan, Kos I think just will be the faster of the two, the better striker of the two and more motivated. Wasn’t too long ago Matt contemplated retirement…I just don’t think his heart is in the octagon like it used to be. He’s a warrior…but I don’t see him beating Kos. But I would LOVE to see it happen! :-D

  5. Al says:

    Kos is the only fighter who can make me cheer for Hughes.

    • Shawn says:

      lol! I hear ya. But Hughes has gotten much better as person these days. He’s not so arrogant and cocky anymore. Maybe because his old crew has been disbanded, and he has own gym now. It’s true, you do get more mature as you get older. Regardless of whether I like or don’t like either one, this is a fight I’ve been wanting to see for a while. A more mature, smarter Hughes fighting his old self (a young, good wrestler that has very improved striking).

  6. rondo says:

    God I somehow hope Hughes can beat this scumbag.

  7. eric says:

    i thought the beating george gave you would add respect to your conversation when you refer to the best that weight class has to offer , but just like hardy YOU DONT GET IT !!!!!!!!

  8. ThaGreenBandit says:

    Hughes better reach down real deep, and pull something out like Big ‘Nog did, if he wants to win this fight. To be honest, though, Other than a flash KO or a sub out of no where, I don’t see him beating Kos.

  9. Ash says:

    Why would you guys edit a blog put up by Kosheck and omit what he really says about GSP? I am a huge BJ fan but enough of the biased information, you guys are starting to report like CNN. You totally omitted this paragraph by Koscheck

    “Props to GSP, he won fair and square. It wasn’t a thumb or a finger to the eye or anything — he damaged me with a punch. GSP got another big win and I had fell flat on my face in front of thousands in the arena and millions around the world. And it got worse because I was told I’d be out a long time.”

    • chad says:

      because the whole point was that it was a complete, total fluke. it happened on the first punch, yet georges couldn’t finish a guy who was in more pain than any of us will probably ever feel, for 24 minutes. not to mention that he couldn’t see at all. the dude’s a total stud. georgie boy tapped to serra after getting hit a couple of times; there’s no chance he would have even made it out of the 1st round with josh if that had happened to him. freakin jake shields out-strikes him and he’s whining about an eye poke. give me a break.

      • Ash says:

        No, the point as Koscheck says is that it wasn’t a fluke, he got his ass handed to him. It doesn’t matter if its the first punch or the last. Why bring up the first Serra fight, when GSP TKO’s Serra in the rematch? And whatever with Shields out striking him, I guess myself the 3 judges and Shields himself disagree with you. So when BJ becomes champion does everyone start hating on him?

  10. TheXperience says:

    I think Hughes still got it.. i think he picked something up from training with BJ and DESTROYS Koscheck…

  11. Fortyb4five says:

    Kos is gonna beat Hughes’s ass.

  12. James says:

    Respect to Matt for having the testicular fortitude to take a fight with a contender like Kos. I hope Hughes chokes him out but I think Kos is too quick and powerfull. Personally I wish they’d have gave Hughes Rory Macdonald. It would have gave Rory a step up in competetion and the chance at beating a legend and would have made for a good fight. I think Kos is a far harder and different challenge than Diego Sanchez and a real tough fight for Hughes. Gotta pull for Hughes though…

  13. Ninjaman says:

    I would love to GSP finish a fight and I understand he can be painful to watch but if the fighters he is competing against cant put forth a champions effort then they dont earn their place in history.

  14. @Tan520Az says:

    Kos should sport a Cobra Kai shirt to the ring against Hughes, he’s a straight up DB, I can understand he likes to hype his fights but wow, has he ever shown any respect for anyone?? He’s more like a character you would see in WWE pissin 8 yr olds off!!

    • GET RID OF FITCH says:

      Yeah I agree koscheck is just another circus clown/ WWE figure with the mentality of a 12 year old. I will never have any respect for Kos or Fitch until they step up and fight in the cage. Why should all the other top 10 WW battle it out but these 2 douchebags get a pass and basically have an advantage b y teaming up against all the other WW in what looks like stgrategy for positioning for Title fights. No Dana need to finally put his foot down and say enough is enough if you are both going to compete in the UFC at WW you will fight each other END OF STORY. one things for sure i doubt Dana will ever give Fitch or Koscheck another title shot if they don’t fight

  15. T Scott says:

    People aren’t going to agree with this, or like it, but Josh is going to win by knockout….I don’t understand how he couldn’t…….One thing Im gonna be lookin for in this fight for Kos to show is some sort of threat with his left hand….He exclusively uses his overhand right too much, he needs a left hook to add to his arsenal as well as (left/right) Uppercuts….

  16. Jrock says:

    a koscheck diaz fight would make for some interesting pre fight hype in the future.lol

  17. rondo says:

    @ James….. Koscheck is far from being a legend,as a matter of fact he’ll never be a legend,He’ll never hold a title…ever. How ever I do agree that Rory would give him all he’s worth,and end up finishing him.

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