As far as Josh as a coach, I think it’s pretty obvious that he wouldn’t be at the front of any line for coach of the year awards. The problem isn’t that Kos is not good by any means. The problem was that Kos made everything on the show about himself whether he tried to or not. Every fight on the show was Kos vs GSP in his eyes and not Aaron vs Johnson or Main vs Watson. This attitude didn’t allow for him to focus on really bettering his fighters.
GSP on the other hand completely took himself out of the equation. He was purely a training partner for his guys and brought in probably the best coaching staff to date to inspire his guys and better them as fighters.
I had made the decision during the show that I would not allow myself to get involved in Koscheck’s antics or attitude. I was not going to allow myself to disrespect GSP, his coaches, or any of the guys on the other team. This led to the opportunity which has presented itself to me as far as training with GSP and his team. John Danaher who was basically the backbone of GSP’s team on the show is now my jiu jitsu instructor. Through Him I was able to get hooked back up with Georges and his team.
Being a “turncoat” comes down to this. There are so many avenues to take in the sport of MMA. We as fighters have to have the wherewithal to know what is good for us and what is best for us. This includes diet, training, management, public relations, image, and others things. I decided to release this picture because in regards to PR and image I want to be associated with GSP and not Koscheck. Honestly it may never matter and maybe no one will care and that’s fine. At least I put it out there now and hopefully if and when I do resurface to the big shows I will be associated with this team.
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