Former UFC welterweight and member of TUF season one, Josh Koscheck, didn’t feel great when the UFC didn’t offer him a job with them after his 10 year career with the promotion.
He recently talked to Submission Radio about his departure from the MMA promotion and said it was kind of strange the way they handled things. This comes after UFC president Dana White publicly offered a job to Big Nog, saying that he didn’t want to see him fight anymore.
That offer was never extended to Koscheck, who now calls Bellator MMA home.
“Even if I never fought again after that last contract, this last fight that I had, I wasn’t going to re sign with them, because it’s simple – you put 27 fights in, you give them 10 years of your life, you’d think that they would have stepped up to the game or stepped up to the plate and put a job offer in front of me or something to keep me involved with the UFC and the sport,” he said. “But there was no talk of that. And so I decided that it was best for me to move on to Bellator anyway, because Scott Coker is so cool and I started my career on Spike TV and I would like to end it on Spike as well.”
“Look at the percentages of money that goes to the fighters. It’s probably like less than five or ten percent, versus them getting ninety? Ninety percent of the money. Yeah, you know these fighters need to be taken care of. For example if I never got a contract with Bellator. What was my retirement like? Do I have a 401k with the UFC? Did I have a job with the UFC after I’m done? My name wasn’t Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin or Matt Hughes, you know? Or Nogueira, you know? I think I’ve done more for the UFC than Nogueira without a doubt. And he gets a job. So where’s the discretion there? Where does it stop? Who’s to determine these types of things? Them. So there has to be somebody that represents the fighters.”
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