MMA fighter Josh Koscheck (fought in UFC and Bellator) accepted a real fight challenge from a fan. And the fan actually showed up!
Be careful what you wish for!
In the end, the challenger said that his lack of cardio was a huge factor in how it went.
Right. That’s what caused one of the top fighters in the world to beat up someone who doesn’t train. If only he had more cardio.
In an interview with Dann from the now-defunct UFC Junkie website, Josh talks about the experience.
Dann: Thanks for granting me the interview. I’m sorry I missed your call earlier.
Josh Koscheck: No problem. Things got a lot a little crazy today. I had a video crew at AKA and had to fight this guy.
Dann: Wait. Are you serious?
Josh Koscheck: I swear to God.
Dann: Who was he?
Josh Koscheck: I don’t know. Some clown from Los Banos, California. He and a couple of friends rolled up on some street bikes and came into the gym. We geared him up, and he fought me in Dickies jeans, and I about broke his arm.
So yeah, I got some training in for Diego today. He thought he was a badass. It was funny as hell.
Dann: What did he say afterward? How did this even come about?
Josh Koscheck: The whole story is, basically, I guess I met this guy at some appearance. And he said, “Hey, I want to come up there and fight with you. If I beat your ass, I’ll get in the UFC.” I’m like, Yeah, OK. Sure, I guess. Whatever. It’s not like it works like that.
So I blew it off, you know, and the next couple weeks, he started calling my kickboxing coach, Javier Mendez. He’s like, “Hey, is Josh Koscheck there?” He hands me the phone and I ask him what’s up. The guy’s like, “This is so-and-so.” I don’t even remember his name, and he tells me he’s ready to come up there and fight me.
I said, “You’re ready to come here and fight me? You know where the gym is, right?” It’s in San Jose. AKA. You can look it up on my Web site or their Web site.”
So the guy shows up today. I’m like, Holy ****, this guy is ****ing getting it. It’s on. We had him sign a waiver, Bob Cook refereed it, and I about broke his arm with an armbar and about knocked him out.
So yeah. That was pretty interesting. Fun day.
Dann: Well, hmm. Uhhh…
Josh Koscheck: Yeah. Crazy, huh?