“Ultimate Fighter” season one contestant, Josh Koscheck, has never been a big fan of the MMA media, and he vented his frustration during a recent “UFC on Fox 3” open workout session.
“A lot of you people write all these stories,” Koscheck said. “‘Youth versus age,’ Bull [expletive]. You guys are all [expletive] retards. Retards. I laugh at you idiots. … Every one of you, counting me out, I love it. Keep counting me out. I’ll be fighting for four or five more years. Every time you write a story about me, just say I’m too old. Too washed up, too many fights, too many miles.”
It’s easy to understand Koscheck’s frustrations, considering the fact he’ll be the underdog going into his UFC on Fox 3 encounter against Johny Hendricks – even though the 34 year old is the more experienced and accomplished MMA fighter.
For a while, Koscheck was one of the top fighters in the UFC’s welterweight division, but something changed after his UFC 124 loss to Georges St. Pierre. During the encounter, Koscheck broke his right orbital bone, and he has been a little tentative about getting hit in the face ever since.
Koscheck wasn’t particularly impressive in his next fight against Matt Hughes, getting out-boxed for the majority of the first round. He ended up knocking out Hughes at the end of the round, but it certainly wasn’t one of the better fights of his career.
Josh Koscheck also struggled in his last fight against Mike Pierce, barely walking away with a controversial split decision. I personally scored the fight in favor of Pierce.
On the other hand, Hendricks has been pretty impressive inside the Octagon, winning seven of his eight fights in the UFC. The 28 year old impressed many MMA fans with his 12 second knockout of Jon Fitch, and his future in the division looks really bright. Given Hendricks accomplishments inside the Octagon, it really isn’t surprising that he’ll be the favorite going into his UFC on Fox 3 encounter against Koscheck.
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