Josh Koscheck: If people don't like me, who cares

by Josh Koscheck | source: sportsnet.ca
 

Joshj Koscheck penned a final blog before he fights Matt Hughes Saturday night at UFC 135.

I am in Denver and am ready to fight.

I like stirring things up with my opponents, everyone knows I do that, but it's hard to do that in a couple of weeks. I'm not trying to disrespect Matt Hughes. The fact is he's done a lot as a representative of the sport, he's been a great champion, and we actually are a lot alike in that we both say what we think and feel and who care if anyone likes it or not.

But Hughes "big-timed" me by not fighting me when he was a main eventer and champion. It wasn't personal, but he thought he was above me at the time and maybe he was. I get it. Maybe I big-timed the other guys the UFC asked me to fight, but I wanted a name and said I wanted to fight someone else. That's life.

And I stand by what I said. Matt Hughes isn't a top fighter anymore. He's dangerous, he can take me down and pound on me, but if I am going to get back up there and look at a second title shot I need to be able to get past the Matt Hughes of 2011.

Hughes's time has passed, and his days are numbered until Saturday and then I think he will walk away from fighting. He's been great, but that only gets you so far in this sport.

You'll see some changes to my game -- and that's thanks to the break I had. With no fight coming up or specific style to work for, I just enjoyed being a student again and learning some stuff again for the fun of it. I've changed up my game and I think you'll see the improvements.

If people don't like me, who cares, I keep it real. Don't tune in. Actually, do tune in and see if I actually do get my ass kicked.

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FingerorMoon site profile image  

9/22/11 11:40 PM by FingerorMoon

He keeps it real by playing the heel character.

TopGrinder site profile image  

9/22/11 11:25 PM by TopGrinder

 I hate Josh Koscheck and think he is a ego maniac and  adouche nozzle.. That being said I like his fighting style and his fights and find him entertaining to watch win or lose.

caliphornia site profile image  

9/22/11 11:05 PM by caliphornia

He's an asshole but he's REAL. He's not a fake who is trying to be somebody he's not *cough-cough JON JONES cough-cough* I can dig his realness and his honesty. With that said, I hope Matt kicks his ass.

Benny Lava site profile image  

9/22/11 11:01 PM by Benny Lava

I agree with him

Yelm site profile image  

9/22/11 11:01 PM by Yelm

 I consider myself a fan of his for sure.

Shahanshah site profile image  

9/22/11 10:56 PM by Shahanshah

I hope to see him lose again.

Humphrey site profile image  

9/22/11 10:54 PM by Humphrey

i don't have a problem with Kos at all. i TRULY believe he doesn't care what people think. Unlike the people who pretend they don't care, he honestly doesn't.But his statement about 'but th only gets you so far in this sport'.... if he ever got even 40% of the accolades and accomplishments as Hughes has, he'd be thrilled.

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9/22/11 10:49 PM by Underground News

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