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Koscheck Doesn't Mind Playing The Bad Guy


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 playing the bad guy role and upcoming bout with Matt Hughes:

“I play this bad guy role for the camera and, yeah, I have fun with it. The people who know me know that I’m not always cocky or arrogant and talking smack but, sure, I have fun with the promotional side of this sport. I get my name out there and people react to me.

I laugh at lot at some of the stuff I read about myself; it’s funny to me how excited and upset people get about some of the things I say. I know who I really am as a person, away from TV, and I’d rather people boo me than hit the hotdog stands when I walk to the Octagon.

Y’know I don’t care too much what perfect strangers think about me as a person, but I do care about having the respect of the fight fans as a UFC fighter.

I owe it to the fans and myself to come back and give them a fight they can get excited about — and a lot of people are excited to see me against Matt Hughes next weekend.

That kind of respect — the respect for me as a fighter and not a TUF coach or someone who says things in interviews — does matter and I owe the fans a great fight after the GSP fight didn’t live up to the hype.

There’s no real issue with me and Hughes. It is just he said it numerous times he didn’t want to fight any of us from AKA, my train team, and it is long overdue he fights one of us.

Now I am going put Matt Hughes in his place. When he was on top, he wouldn’t give any of us “kids” our shot at him. He never manned up. Now he’s been forced to fight me and this is going to be so much fun.”


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12 Comments to Koscheck Doesn't Mind Playing The Bad Guy

  1. Jmad says:

    i hope Hughes whoops him. Kos will probly get him but I’m goin for Hughes.

  2. qwerty says:

    Kos and anybody from aka would have.gotten smashed by Matt about 5 or 6 years ago. They all know he is not what he used to be. Easy for Kos to talk smack. Anyway, this fight sucks. Kos by whatever he wants. Except submission. Lol.

  3. Tim says:

    Kos by ass humping.

    • ThaGreenBandit says:

      You must be new to MMA, because Kos is far from an ass humping, lay and pray specialist, like GSP or Fitch. Not a big fan of the stuff that comes out of Kos’ mouth, or his personality, but the dude can scrap.

  4. King Prodigy Levreau says:

    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit” – Aristotle
    Replace excellence with douchebag and you have this clown. WAR HUGHES WAR…One love from the city of “NO”, central cali. Goat rope that clown country boy!!! Class vs Ass!

  5. brian says:

    i’m a huge matt hughes fan and have trained with both matt and with josh and i can tell you that they’re both really good guys. they’ve both been portrayed as dicks over the years…mostly by gsp fans…but are actually really down-to-earth guys and super cool to their fans. i’ve gone to 2 bbq’s at the hughes ranch and had a couple of fun evenings away from the gym with josh and i have nothing but respect for both of them.
    i just hope the fans understand that the whole bad guy image is just for fun and not at all how josh acts in “normal” life. once you get to know him, josh is really cool and super humble. basically the complete opposite of gsp. these guys are actually genuinely nice, not just when the cameras are on.
    i just hope for a good, clean fight…regardless of who wins. i’ll be cheering them both on, like i always do.

    • jd says:

      @ brian nicely put.

      i’m a bj penn fan first and foremost. i’m an off and on hughes fan and i got no prob with kos as a fighter. but bottom line is i love mma, period. so i wish both fighters luck and hoping for a real good fight!

  6. Matthew Crites says:

    Thats awesome! I would love to meet either one of them, especially Hughes.

  7. Ben says:

    if this is true Matt should of agreed to beat his ass in his prime so he could have Kos under his win columns but now hes old Kos is going to make him pay big time.. I want Matt to win but dont see that happening.. I thought Kos mentioned before he was going to fight a middleweight for fun?? Oh well.

  8. Jeff says:

    “Now I am going put Matt Hughes in his place. When he was on top, he wouldn’t give any of us “kids” our shot at him. He never manned up. Now he’s been forced to fight me and this is going to be so much fun.”
    When Hughes last had the belt it was Sept. 2006!
    Here is Koscheck’s fight resume up till that point. Tell me he deserved a title fight with Matt Hughes…..
    Fitch has more impressive wins up to that point, but come on, Hughes did not duck you guys. Get over. War Hughes!

    Win 7-1 Canada Jonathan Goulet
    Win 6-1 Dave Menne Decision (Unanimous)
    Win 5-1 Russia Ansar Chalangov Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
    Loss 4-1 Drew Fickett Technical Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
    Win 4-0 Pete Spratt Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
    Win 3-0 Chris Sanford KO (Punch)
    Win 2-0 Luke Cummo Decision (Unanimous)
    Win 1–0 Cruz Cachon Submission (Neck Crank)

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