Josh Koscheck Leaving AKA Over Loss Of Respect For Javier Mendez
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
Welterweight contender Josh Koscheck had become a long time fixture in the American Kickboxing Academy Gym in San Jose, CA but things have changed recently as Koscheck has left the gym due to issues with head coach Javier Mendez.
Koscheck explains his side via MMAWeekly.com
"There’s one reason I’m leaving San Jose AKA and that’s because of Javier Mendez. He’s the only reason I’m leaving that gym ... I went online and I read this interview and I started to notice after all my teammates lost, it was the same thing. They didn’t listen to the game plan, that he deferred it away from himself, and he threw us under the bus basically saying that we didn’t listen to him and he tries to make himself look good, so it doesn’t reflect on him us losing. I’ve lost a lost of respect for Javier Mendez as a coach, as a person, because if you go back and listen to the history of the interviews of him after AKA guys have lost, the interviews he does, go back and look at the Cain Velasquez (fight), go back and look at the Josh Koscheck (fight), the other guys on that team, and see if you can find interviews where he refers to ‘Oh I did my job’ to make himself look good and they didn’t do theirs. That’s not a coach."
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