Koscheck Trying To Stir BJ Penn Fight, Talks About His Haters
By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck was a guest on "MMA Uncensored" this week presented by Spike TV and the following are some of the quotes from his appearance.
Among the topics discussed with Koscheck were the possibility of fighting BJ Penn, his last fight against Johny Hendricks, and his haters:
"Me and B.J. have a good relationship," said Koscheck, "It_s business, and, you know what? I like to have big fights. I think that B.J. is the type of fighter that would be a big fight for me. The UFC asked to try and stir up something. You know, I do my job well, and I went on to my Twitter account, and just kinda said, _Hey, B.J. Let_s do this fight._"
"I don_t think that fight really hurt me, because a lot of people know that it could have gone either way. Johny Hendricks is a tough kid, you know, comes from a wrestling background. I gotta give him respect for what he_s done in wrestling. I thought his weight classes were a bit weaker than mine, possibly, but he was a good wrestler. He_s transitioning, now, into a fighter, and he_s still young in his career. I think he_s got a long way to go to make it to the top. Johny Hendricks could probably win ten fights in a row and still never make as much money as me."
"I get a lot of hate. Not only by other fighters, but, obviously, the fans. What_s funny is, I play _em all like a riddle. I_m the guy that_s laughing, all the way to the bank. I_d do it the same way. I was telling Mike (Straka), before, _You know what? I_ve been real, from day one. I_ve never changed, from the first Ultimate Fighter till now. It_s been like eight years or something that I_ve been in the sport. I_ve never changed, and I won_t change. I like I_ve done it the right way. I did it my way, and not many people can say that."
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