“For the record kid, I’m not a stepping stone. I see this fight as a big opportunity for me to make that run again and Johny Hendricks isn’t gonna win this fight. His fight (against Jon Fitch) didn’t really last very long, so I really couldn’t judge how good he is. I watched the fight and it looked like he threw a lucky punch with his eyes closed and it landed. This fight excites me. It’s kind of like the pride of wrestling. He was a two-time champ in NCAA. I can respect that because I know how hard it is to win the NCAA title. I’m in a new place right now and I’ve got my own Dethrone base camp gym for me. I’ve got a lot of new coaches and new training partners. Things are looking up for me.”
Is this just another example of Koscheck taking some cheap verbal shots at his upcoming opponent or did Hendricks really land a lucky shot in his last fight against Jon Fitch?