UFCmania.com recently conducted an interview with a man who could be responsible for crashing my mail server due to a bunch of hate mail that I’ll receive if he loses. That man is Josh Koscheck.
It’s a very good interview but there’s something that struck me as kind of strange. During the UFC 74 media conference call last week, Koscheck was very complementary towards Georges St. Pierre. It was almost as if he went out of his way not to say anything that the former welterweight champ could use as a way to motivate himself.
When asked about Diego Sanchez having staph infection going into their last fight, Koscheck somehow found a way to throw GSP under the bus in his response.
UFCmania: It was later revealed that he had a serious staph infection going into the fight. Is that an excuse or do you feel you beat the “real” Diego at 100 percent that night?
Josh Koscheck: Well, everyone always has excuses when they lose fights. Just look at Georges St. Pierre – he made all those retarded excuses about not training right and all of the other stuff when he lost to Matt Serra. If you lose it’s time to man-up, admit it and take responsibility for your loss. You didn’t win that day – too bad. Don’t make excuses about it.
Koscheck also commented on GSP’s recent revelation that he’s been seeing a sports psychologist.
UFCmania: What was the thinking behind the “no heart/weak chin” comment? Is that just fight hype or do you really believe that?
Josh Koscheck: If you need a sports psychologist you definitely have some loose screws. And I think that Georges doesn’t have the heart that he thinks he does. He relies a lot on his athletic ability to get him out of trouble and make up for what he lacks in terms of heart. I’m definitely going to test his heart. Don’t get me wrong, Georges St. Pierre is a nice guy, but fuck, I’m a nice guy, too. I want to whoop his ass. It’s business — this is my career and my livelihood on the line. I’m trying to hurt that fool.
Someone needs to tell Kos that if he’s going to talk this kind of smack, he should bust it out on the media conference calls. I wonder what he’ll have to say on the pre-fight vignettes they show during the UFC telecast?
You can read the entire Koscheck interview by clicking here.