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5 Oz. Exclusive Interview: Josh Koscheck responds to Diego Sanchez; calls out Matt Hughes; and more!

070128koscheck.jpgFollowing his recent win over Dustin Hazelett at UFC 82 in Columbus, Ohio, welterweight contender Josh Koscheck officially became a free agent. FiveOuncesOfPain.com (www.FiveOuncesOfPain.com) was recently granted an opportunity to speak with Koscheck but when asked about his current contract status he made it clear that he has every intention of working out a new contract with the UFC.

During the course of the interview, Koscheck also renewed his campaign for a match against former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes while also taking the opportunity to respond to recent comments made about him by Diego Sanchez.

The transcript of our conversation with Koscheck is now available below.

Sam Caplan: Going into the fight you had said you hadn’t seen much of Dustin Hazelett. He got off to a fast start against you at UFC 82. What were your impressions of him coming out of that fight?

Josh Koscheck: Like I said, coming into the fight I didn’t know too much about Dustin Hazelet. The funny thing was that I spoke with Bob Cook (one of Koscheck’s trainers at the American Kickboxing Academy) right after the weigh-ins and Bob Cook told me there were interviews of Dustin on the Internet where he said he doesn’t have any striking and basically his only chance (to win) was to submit me from his back and that was his game plan. So I was like, “S—, maybe I’m going to standup with this guy and take advantage of it. So basically he had some good striking and he tried to pull a fast one on me (laughs). He came out bombing and threw a beautiful head kick and caught me flush. It was an exciting fight, I thought.

Sam Caplan: That was a pretty strong finish to the fight. Did you think it might contend for the “Knockout of the Night” award?

Josh Koscheck: Yeah, I thought so but it’s what it is. It would have been nice to have an extra 60 K in my pocket but the UFC has always been good to me so I’m not going to complain.

Sam Caplan: Our Adam Morgan asked you about your impending free agency status in an interview with us last week and while saying you didn’t want to comment on it, you described the situation as “tough times.” Was that an indication that you aren’t happy with the progress thus far in contract talks?

Josh Koscheck: No, I don’t think I ever said that but it’s what it is. My management and the UFC will deal with that. My job is to train, fight, do interviews, and have a good time. I just prefer to let my management handle that and that’s what I pay them for.

Sam Caplan: How much contact do you have with your management in regard to negotiations? Do you call then once a week, once a day, multiple times a day? How close are you to the talks?

Josh Koscheck: My manager, Bob Cook, I’m on the phone with him every day. When I’m in training camp I actually live with him. And I have Dwayne Zinkin, who is the president. When I’m in Fresno he’s almost like my father. He’s a good guy. I’m at his house every night. My girlfriend and his girlfriend are sisters. So we have a very close relationship and Zinkin Entertainment is one of the best management companies out there. We have Forrest Griffin, Chuck Liddell, Mike Swick, (and) Jon Fitch. They have like 50 fighters on top of some WWE wrestlers.

Sam Caplan: Does the UFC hold a right of first refusal in which they could opt to match a contract you might sign with a competing promotion?

Josh Koscheck: Honestly I really don’t care to talk about the contract because that’s my manager’s job. You’re wasting your breath and mine so that’s what his job is. If my manager says “Hey, that’s the best deal,” then that’s the best deal. I believe him.

Sam Caplan: I’ve had a chance to interview you a few times now, and you seem like a very likable guy. However, you generate a lot of heat from live crowds. When you do interviews to promote a fight, do you ever deliberately do things just to sell a fight?

Josh Koscheck: Of course. It’s my job! My job is to get as many people as I can to watch that. It’s like this; the more ratings go up, the more people buy when I fight and that means I’ve done my job. It’s business relationship. When I signed with the UFC, I looked at it as a business relationship. My job is to train and show up and put on the best performance that I can but to also get as many people as I can to watch.

Ultimately the money comes back to me because the more people that watch and love me, hate me, and buy t-shirts from my website, the more people will support me. So it’s all about that but some things are true. You get pissed off fighters and you want to say things to get in there heads.

A lot of this is a business. You guys interview fighters and write stories and get people to go to your web page, that’s your business. My business is to get as many people as possible to watch my fight.

Sam Caplan: When people react negatively to something you say to help sell a fight do you feel that maybe they are taking things too seriously?

Josh Koscheck: People have opinions and it’s what it is. You can’t please everybody and make everyone love you. And you can’t make everybody happy. The way I look at is that as long as I’m doing my job and getting as many people as I can to watch the fight, then job well done. For me, I just focus on myself. I’m a very selfish person when it comes to me and I just try to do the things that make me happy and the things that I want to do.

Sam Caplan: It’s interesting that you mention being selfish because I know some fighters that watch every organization out there and try to keep tabs on as many fighters as possible. And then some fighters, for instance, a guy like Tito Ortiz, he’s just honest and says he’s only concerned about his career and that he’s so focused on advancing his career that he’s really not aware of what else is going on. Which category do you fall into?

Josh Koscheck: I fall into the Tito Ortiz category. To be honest with you, I try not to go to other fights unless I have a friend fighting. I don’t go to the UFC unless one of my friends are fighting. I’m worried about Josh Koscheck and that’s it. If I worry about what everybody else is doing then I’m going to lose sight of what’s important to me. And what’s important to me is getting in the gym every day and trying to become a better fighter. (My goal) is to become a more complete fighter and a more exciting fighter.

That’s my goal — to become a more exciting fighter so that I can get on that level of Chuck Liddell. He’s a superstar and hanging out with him I see the way the crowd and public responds to him. And that’s what I want. Not only is he an awesome person but he’s got a lot of money. He’s the number one guy in the sport and that’s the direction I want to go into.

Sam Caplan: And you mentioned that you try not to go to fights unless you or your friends are involved. Would it be safe to assume that you don’t follow competing promotions of the UFC’s?

Josh Koscheck: No, I don’t really care about the other promotions. I’m with the UFC and that’s the only one I really care about.

Sam Caplan: You’re a free agent but it sounds as though the UFC is the place where you want to be. With your win over Dustin Hazelett is there a specific direction within the UFC of where you want to go next?

Josh Koscheck: Yeah, definitely. I want to fight someone that’s on top that could possibly get me back into the title picture. Maybe a Matt Hughes? I think that would be a great fight for the fans and that would put me right back in line. That fight only makes sense. We’ve both lost to St. Pierre (so) why not give me that opportunity?

I don’t think it’s really fair that Matt Hughes wants to sit on the sideline and fight the loser of St. Pierre vs. Serra or just fight Matt Serra, it doesn’t make sense. What makes sense is a Josh Koscheck vs. Matt Hughes fight and then the winner of that gets right back in line.

Sam Caplan: There was a story in a recent print edition of the Wrestling Observer about Matt Hughes not wanting to be a gate-keeper, and thus not wanting to fight you at UFC 79. Do you feel in any way that Hughes might be concerned about you?

Josh Koscheck: In my opinion, yeah. Gate keeper? Obviously he doesn’t have much confidence in himself then. I think that fight makes sense right now. Maybe the UFC will step up and offer him the fight? I think it makes sense for the fans (and) I think it makes sense for the division. We’ve both lost to St. Pierre and what better way to get your career back on track than by beating me? It’s a good fight for him and it’s a good fight for me. The winner will be right back on track and one or two fights away from a title shot.

Sam Caplan: You’re a guy that has a tendency to draw some boos from the crowd but outside of the Midwest, Matt Hughes is definitely a guy who gets booed. How do you feel about Matt Hughes the person?

Josh Koscheck: I’ve hung out with Matt Hughes and we’re similar in a lot of ways. We both come from a wrestling background and we’re both kind of arrogant and cocky. I just think it would be a great fight.

I don’t think his game has evolved. He’s been in the sport for nine or ten years and I don’t think his game has evolved to where he’s become a complete fighter. I think he’s a one-dimensional fighter. If he can’t take you down, he’s going to have a hard time with you. I just think he’s definitely one of the best fighters ever in the UFC.

But the thing about being a gate keeper… It’s just like Randy Couture retiring and not giving (Antonio Rodrigo) Nogueira the opportunity to step in and fight. If he’s going to continue to fight, he’s got to fight somebody. So who is he going to fight? Georges St. Pierre again? I mean, honestly? He’s either got to step up and fight or retire; it’s one or the other.

Sam Caplan: So you think Matt Hughes’ standup game is a weakness?

Josh Koscheck: Oh yeah, definitely. I just don’t think his game has evolved. His standup hasn’t evolved to the level of where it needs to be. If he’s on his back I don’t think his back game in jiu-jitsu has evolved. He’s a good wrestler so he’s very good from the top but I just think his game hasn’t evolved to where it needs to be.

Sam Caplan: In a previous answer, you alluded to Randy Couture leaving the UFC while still heavyweight champion. Did you lose any respect for Couture based on his decision to leave the UFC while still the champ?

Josh Koscheck: I’ve always had respect for Randy Couture, especially how he came back at the age he did and beat Tim Sylvia. That was an amazing thing he did at his age. For me to clown on Randy Couture would be a mistake.

I think Randy Couture is a great champion. I think Randy Couture is a classy person. I think he’s well-respected in mixed martial arts and outside of mixed martial arts. Obviously Randy Couture had issues he needed to deal with and he probably based those decisions on him and his family.

I can’t really comment much on Randy Couture in making the right decision or the wrong decision but I just think that if he’s going to come back and fight then he needs to step up and possibly fight for the UFC and give Nogueira a chance if he’s going to continue to fight. But if he’s not going to continue to fight then he stays retired and he made the right decision for him and his family. That’s the most important thing; Randy making the right decision for himself and his family.

Sam Caplan: I know you are probably tired of talking about Diego Sanchez at this point but he’s made some new comments about you in the recent week. In an interview with MMAWeekly.com, he said the following:

“One that would be big for my heart and soul would be Josh Koscheck. The number one question that everyone always asks me is, ‘When are you going to kick that Josh Koscheck’s ass?’ So hopefully, maybe in June or July, we can go ahead and set that fight up.”

Is that a rematch that has any appeal to you?

Josh Koscheck: Obviously it has an appeal to me because the guy just hasn’t learned his lesson yet. The heart of the matter is that the guy wins one fight after two losses and he thinks he can call me out. Personally, I had to wait two years and be miserable knowing that I lost to that guy. So I’m going to make him think about it.

I’m going to make him think about it but that fight is going to happen again but it’s going to happen on my terms because I won the last one. Diego, I think he needs to win a couple more fights and I think he needs to improve his game because his game isn’t good yet. He’s one dimensional. He has no standup. All he can do is take you down and try to pound on you.

For Diego, his time is coming. He just hasn’t matured yet and hasn’t grown up but his time is coming. It’s what it is. But I’m in his head and I’ve probably been in his head for the last year. It’s probably one of the reasons why he lost to Jon Fitch. Jon Fitch is a much better fighter than him anyway, so it doesn’t matter but in all the interviews all he said was that he couldn’t wait to beat Jon Fitch and then avenge his loss to me. Obviously I’m in his head and it’s a good time. It’s a good time to be Josh Koscheck and having a win over Diego Sanchez, that’s for sure.

But there’s also this thing of everybody making excuses, “Oh, he had a staph infection” and this and that. You know, people get injured all the time. I’ve had my knee shot up almost almost every fight. You know what I mean? That’s a part of the sport. Deal with it and stop making excuses. Everybody is out there making excuses, “Oh, he had this and was sick” or “He had a staph infection.” Well, guess what? People get injured every fight. You know this last fight I had the worst training camp of my life. I was sick and I had a hurt back the whole time. And guess what? I still went out and performed, didn’t I? Yeah, exactly. So stop making excuses Diego and you’ll get your chance. I’m not running from you, that’s a guarantee. And I’m going to make you eat those words of wanting to fight me.

Sam Caplan: I know you might be kind of biased, but in your mind is there anyone more deserving of a welterweight title shot than Jon Fitch?

Josh Koscheck: There’s nobody more deserving of a title shot in the welterweight division. I’ve said this in several interviews; when me and Mike Swick were on the reality show, we were out there in the public eye becoming famous almost over night because of the reality show on the UFC. Jon Fitch was at our level but didn’t have any PR and wasn’t making the money we were making at the time. The poor kid was in the gym just training his ass off and look where he’s at now?

He’s truly self-made. Jon Fitch is a self-made UFC fighter. He’s put his time in. He put his dues in while we were on tours and getting the PR and getting the big sponsorships but Jon Fitch was in the gym sacrificing. Now it’s paying off for him and I’m really happy for Jon Fitch. Not only is he a training partner but he’s a good friend. He’s just a genuine person that really care about mixed martial arts and becoming a champion.

Sam Caplan: I interviewed Fitch recently and asked him about some of the top prospects at AKA. He mentioned a heavyweight by the name of Cain Velasquez. Fitch was pretty high on him, in fact. What do you think of him?

Josh Koscheck: You guys are going to see Cain Velasquez in April. He’s going to be a phenomenal. I believe right now that he can compete for the UFC heavyweight title. I’m the type of guy that doesn’t give much credit to other fighters. Like I said, I’m selfish and only care about myself (laughs). But this kid is a good kid and I think he can bring back the heavyweight division in the UFC.

Sam Caplan: Last question and I wanted to ask you about MAR Clothing. Frank Trigg has claimed that he’s the only fighter to own his own clothing line. Do you own a piece of MAR or are you just endorsing their line?

Josh Koscheck: No, I actually own the line. That’s kind of funny Frank Trigg says that because Tito Ortiz owns his own line to. I own MAR Clothing. It’s something I started three years ago. We’re just trying to work with fighters and just grow an image and get that logo out there as much as we possibly can.

We’re looking to potentially give back and sponsor up and coming fighters and UFC fighters. I work with Chuck Liddell. He’s on there. Forrest Griffin, a little bit. Jon Fitch, Mike Swick, and the newcomer Cain Velasaquez. You can pick up his shirt actually and it’s pretty bad ass. I actually wear Cain’s shirt pretty much all the time. It’s a fun thing and it keeps me busy when I’m not training or fighting.

Sam Caplan: How important are sponsors? I asked Joe Stevenson if he’d be able to train full-time without his sponsors and he laughed and said no way. What situation would you be in right now without sponsors?

Josh Koscheck:
Well, I probably wouldn’t drive the Hummer that I’m driving and I probably wouldn’t have the house that I have, that’s for sure. I do very, very well with sponsors and I’m very thankful that I have awesome managers to get the sponsorships going. So I really appreciate all of my sponsors. You can check them all out at Kos MMA. I’d especially like to thank Sprawl Fight Shorts, they’ve definitely been a big supporter of me.

It would definitely be hard without the sponsors. Especially because I was in the Ultimate Fighter contract and everyone knows how those contracts work. It was great at the time and I had an awesome time doing it, but for me, without sponsors it definitely would have been hard.

38 COMMENTS
  • cyphron says:

    I think it’s awesome that Koscheck has turned his game around and he’s a more well-rounded fighter. I hope he signs with the UFC. Don’t forget the sponsors, Kos! EliteXC is not going to get you the sponsors that you want!

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  • Nick G. says:

    What wasn’t said here and I know they are in the same camp, was that Koscheck would have a field day with Fitch. However, it’s nice of him to compliment the dude. That said, there is no way Fitch could handle Hughes, certainly GSP, and probably Serra. His last fight was drab and he stunk. I don’t care if the other dude was 1/2 good, he was lackluster and the UFC should choose Kos’s fights to televise next time.

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  • Jim says:

    Man, every time I read a new Koscheck interview, I like him more.

    You guys keep getting great interviews with fighters like this, it’s awesome. Love reading them. Is there a tag anywhere that shows all the interviews, rather than sorting them by fighter?

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  • ossBASHA says:

    You like him MORE?

    He guy admits he’s a fucking cocky/arrogant pos.

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  • Sam Caplan says:

    Jim, just click on the Interviews tab on the top navigation.

    ossBASHA, I love the continued negative energy! Do you ever have anything positive to say?

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  • Evan says:

    “He guy admits he’s a fucking cocky/arrogant pos.”

    Dude…these are f-cking fighters who beat the sh-t out fo each other for a living!!!!! I cannot stand it when people complain about a fighters arrogent attitude.

    These guys have to 100% believe in themselves and some just don’t express it very well. If someone walks into the octagon with a humble attitude thinking the other guy can beat them they are done before it even starts. When Jens Pulver faced off against BJ I could tell by Jens face he knew BJ was better and I was 100% sure he was done.

    Anyway…well done Sam. Top notch work as usual.

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  • ossBASHA says:

    Sam- I read most of your work so let’s just say when I don’t comment (which is most of the time), then I’m liking it. I don’t mind this interview either, I just don’t like Kos.

    Evan- There’s a difference when you have some character/attitute like a Chuck Liddell and being a straight up asshole. I don’t think I’m alone on this.

    Anyways, he’ll continue to fight and I will continue to enjoy seeing him embaress himself with horrible performances.

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  • Evan says:

    “Evan- There’s a difference when you have some character/attitute like a Chuck Liddell and being a straight up asshole. I don’t think I’m alone on this”

    I hear ya, ossBASHA. I guess I just see it as these guys having to be on full macho mode 24 hours a day to do this thing.

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  • Jason S. says:

    I have mixed feelings about Kos. One thing he pointed out that I find interesting is that him and Nightmare did not rematch right away. Their’s just too many fight in the 170 class I would rath see. GSP vs Fitch, Kos vs Hughes, and Karo vs Serra would all be great matches. This is, of course, if GSP beats Serra but I still would love to see these matches reguardless! Great interview Sam!!!

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  • Derek B. says:

    Sam how long do you talk to these guys when you interview them? Seems like you could have been on the phone with him for hours. Are you summing up the interviews or do you get everything in there that you talked to him about?

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  • Sam Caplan says:

    Derek, the interview was about 30 minutes. When I interview someone it usually ranges anywhere from between 10-60 minutes. If it’s a CBS interview, I would say only about 40% of what you read is actually what took place. If it’s an interview for here or ProElite.com, where I have no space restrictions, I would say you are reading about 95% of the conversation that took place.

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  • Davey D says:

    I totally agree with him in what he said about Randy. Amen, Josh. AMEN!!!

    I’m really hoping to see him fight Matt Hughes also. I hope they can make that happen.

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  • steve24 says:

    Kos’s new style is exciting. He’s going out there and fighting the way he wants. In the past, his trainers made him take the fight to the ground which made for a semi-boring fight. But a win is a win and the most important thing is to get that win bonus. I look forward to Kos’s future fights and watching him lay the smack down.

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  • Keenan says:

    ha u wanna fight matt hughs before he fights serra… think ur alone on that one… karo and jon are ahead for tittle shots and if bj wins a few he’ll move up and get the next one if he has his way u gotta win more then one fight against hughs before u get ur shot buddy

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  • Sam Caplan says:

    To all who mentioned they liked the interview — thanks for the positive feedback! It seems like lately most of the comments we hear publicly about 5 Oz. are negative. It’s nice to know that at least a few people enjoy the site and appreciate the work we put in.

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  • Derek B. says:

    The interviews are one of the best features of the site if you ask me.

    Keep em rolling! The best part of MMA is learning what your favorite fighters are all about. Just happens to be Josh Koscheck is on my list of favorites. It was a great interview I give it an A+!

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  • Evan says:

    “It’s nice to know that at least a few people enjoy the site and appreciate the work we put in.”

    I waste more time here than any other MMA site Sam, it really is a good site.

    I have said before and I stick to it, nobody complains more about stuff than MMA fans. It’s a very odd trait shared by just about everyone.

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  • Rauhski says:

    i really really really hate kos! but i will say this… he has amazing wrestling skillz and he could have EASILY took Hazelett down and dry humped him to a boring victory, but he didn’t he came out a stood with him.

    That being said… he stand up didn’t impress me in the slightest. he has absolutely no head movement. he looked like a rock em sock em robot out there. you just can’t hit the guy cause he is so quick and athletic that he can back up and make you miss.. eventually he will get caught with a highlight reel KO

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  • Jgrose says:

    Awesome interview, Sam. I found your site through MMAJUNKIE and now have 2 favorite sites!
    As far as Kos is concerned, I don’t know of many guys that have “upped” their game as much as he has. He seems to have evolved as a fighter and should continue to get better.

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  • bDavid Longhurst says:

    this day and age, the shape the planet is in and this guy drives a hummer… i think that says it all …

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  • OddTom says:

    Sam,

    Along with MMAJunkie, 5oz happens to be my main source for MMA news. A lot of sites just parrot the same sources, so I come here to find things that Dann isn’t covering. You write well, cover original stories and interviews, and are polite to readers.

    I’m guessing there’s quite a few readers that agree with me, but generally avoid commenting due to the Internet-Tough™ halfwits that this sport attracts in droves. Use the site statistics as the standard of reader satisfaction, not a vocal minority.

    Keep up the great work.

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  • Sam Caplan says:

    OddTom, you rock! Thanks for the kind words.

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  • Binsu says:

    Sam,

    Sorry I haven’t been giving you and the crew more positive feedback. Perhaps I take the great work you guys do for granted.

    I go to 5oz and Sherdog everyday and sometimes a few times a day.

    You’re much appreciated.

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  • Jake says:

    He’ll only be a complete MMA fighter when he changes that haircut

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  • drdsanders says:

    Sam. 5oz is my fav MMA site. Thank You. Ive practically abandoned the two other sites I used to frequent for MMA news. (Theres another site which I frequent because i like their forum)
    I’m NOT a KOS fan. In fact I pretty much root for whomever he’s fighting. That being said, IMO it was a very good interview. He came across as honest and to the point. Was it just me, or did he hold back a lil about Randy?

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  • Beef says:

    While I’m not sold on Kos, I do respect his game… outside of the ring. He has a way of working people up. Just look at some of the replies so far. People are admitting that they want to see him lose/get KO’d/whatever. Whether you like him or loathe him, he’s gotten a lot of people to care about him in one way or another.

    His fights don’t interest me much so I’m mostly apathetic towards him personally. I’ll catch one of his fights if I hear that its good, but I don’t rush to order a PPV to see them.

    The worst thing that a fan could do for him is to not care and not pay attention and Kos knows it.

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  • Ryan Seacrest says:

    Sam,

    Great interview with Kos. Also I visit the website just about 5 times a day. Love the site and your guys do a great job on keeping us informed on the exciting news that happens in MMA. Just a side note….I encourage anyone who is a big Chuck Liddell fan as I am to go out and pick up his book. It really paints a great picture of a mma fighter before and after his fights win or lose. Also its cool to learn some of there family back ground into there past and what drives them to be the best.

    Seacrest OUT!

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  • King Mah Mah says:

    Personally I’d like to see Diego beat Josh’s ass! I think the staff infection did have something to do with that loss. I mean this is a job. Any normal person would have called off work that day. The fact that he still fought just shows his commitment to the sport. Josh says he made excuses for losing the fight. Well then Josh can stop making excuses for ducking him! He can call it “fighting on his terms” all he wants! Give Diego a rematch if he’s so damn good! The fact is he wants a title shot and knows there is a good chance Diego will beat him! Hey Josh, put your money where your mouth is!

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  • Jason S. says:

    Hey King, Josh knows that anyone can get KO’d by a lucky punch. Why would josh put everything on the line just for another fight with Nightmare? He’s ranked higher than Nightmare and thats all that matters to him. It would do nothing for his rankings if he fought Nightmare right now and thats the bottom line. Now Matt Hughes, thats another story.

    Sam, I hit about 5 sites 5 times a day (work sucks, long story) and I must say that I find your sight to be my favorite. Keep up the great work!

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  • Sam Cupitt says:

    There’s no such thing as a lucky punch.

    If you throw a punch to hit some dude in the head and you connect and knock them out… that isn’t luck.

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  • Rich S. says:

    i’d have to disagree Cupitt..

    there are lucky punches..

    you’re telling me when the submissionist that doesn’t work his striking, KO’s the worldclass striker with a looping punch, it isn’t luck??

    a few examples:
    Lutter KO’s Eastman [Lutter, at the time, had no KO victories, and hasn’t had any since. hit main mission is to get the fight to the ground.. his strikes are weak.. and he got a KO.. i know The Beastman’s chin is really weak.. but still]
    Serra KO’s GSP [same scenario..]

    etc.,etc.

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  • Jay K. says:

    I really liked the Koscheck that showed up for UFC PPV 82. That was one mean and aggressive sunnavabitch!!

    Really liked his fight!

    Jay K.

    ps. Josh’s always a great interview.

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  • sam,

    great interview. it’s always a pleasure to read your work.

    as for 5oz, i think you def got one of the best sites out there. congrats on the continual growth.

    gg

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  • King Mah Mah says:

    why does everyone kiss sam’s ass?! Yeah it’s a good site and all but holy shit!

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  • Sam Cupitt says:

    If you intend to throw a punch to knock someone out and it does, I don’t see the luck in that. If you like get hit and fall down and your arms go stiff and some dude falls on your fist and gets knocked out… I guess that’s a lucky punch but barring that… no.

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  • Nicholas says:

    We all know that Kos is a pansy. Look at that Lytle fight, we know who the true warrior is. It must be nice being a blanket like that. Running away scared in the final seconds from a true warrior. The difference, no true MMA fan see’s a warrior in Koscheck, he even wants to fight BJ Penn. Who doesn’t? Just that scared look that Kos gets in his eyes when he’s losing is worth it and when the Prodigy is licking Koschecks blood off of his gloves maybe Kos will shut up . When Hughes manhandles him? Who does this kid think he is?

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