It’s time for Koscheck to consider following original Ultimate Fighter cast-mates Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar into retirement. He’s 35 years old, is financially sound, and has come up short in three consecutive clashes including back-to-back knockouts. “Kos” can still be competitive in the cage but, without any real hopes of another run at a title-shot, he’s at risk of tarnishing his career. The UFC should give him one more fight out of respect for what he’s contributed to the company over the past eight years with the understanding he’ll call it quits if beaten again. Demian Maia or Martin Kampmann would be perfect for the pairing given each man's name-value and respective abilities.
There were twelve losers emerging from the carnage at UFC 167, though most folks would argue one of the involved men was a victim of circumstance rather than his adversary’s abilities. In the evening’s main event, welterweight Johny Hendricks gave it his all against champion Georges St-Pierre over a 25-minute tilt only to have two of the three judges scoring things see things differently than the rest of the world. What’s next for Hendricks, or the other eleven fighters who lost more decisively, remains to be seen but one thing is for sure – fans will be talking about the event for years to come! (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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