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Have a Revenge Match While You Wait, Josh Koscheck

(‘Have I won yet?’ Photo courtesy of MMA Weekly.)

Despite his belief that he is the "number one freaking contender" in the UFC’s welterweight division, Josh Koscheck is going to have to wait until Georges St. Pierre and Dan Hardy do their thing in March before he’ll get a chance to act on it.  Koscheck wants to fight once a month in 2010, so odds are he’s not going to be content with just sitting around and working on his memoir (tentatively titled, What Are You Looking At, Geek?) until then.  In the meantime, a rematch between Koscheck and Brazilian police commando Paulo Thiago seems to be in the works for UFC 109 in February

It makes sense.  The first time they met Kos seemed to be in control until a surprise uppercut from Thiago floored him, leaving him complaining about an early stoppage and thus generating our very own ‘WTF is your problem?’ rule.  Thiago looked competent, though not spectacular against Jacob "Christmas" Volkmann at UFC 106, so why not see if his win over Koscheck was just a beautiful fluke?  Of course, this isn’t without its risks for our bleached blonde friend.

Koscheck is a tremendous asset for the UFC in part because he wants to fight all the damn time.  Just waiting until February probably bugs him because it means he’ll have to take two fights in March just to get back on pace.  But this is MMA, and the more you fight the more you invite fluke knockouts and injuries, even in victory.  If Koscheck drops a fight between now and March, he can probably forget all about that title shot for a while.  If he breaks a hand or tears something important, he might get passed over.

At the same time, it sure would be nice to avenge a loss and cement his status as the only guy left worth fighting for GSP.  Not to mention, anything that keeps him from having too much spare time on his hands is probably good.  Just look at how he’s been spending it lately.

Yep, that’s Koscheck and Steel Panther, via his Twitter.  Guess someone didn’t get the memo about the dress code.

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kingrick- December 2, 2009 at 9:06 am
I think its funny that people think GSP should go up and fight silva I mean really do you think he could handle olympic silver medalist wrestler henderson king of pancrase marquardt or "the phenom" I mean come on they would handle him easily. Besides he has proven he is not invincible when he got dropped by serra and if KOS gets another chance then he could possibly give a better show he has changed his training after that loss and keeps getting better (I'm not a KOS fan). To bad for hardy though he will get the lay and pray treatment alves got.
Barc- December 2, 2009 at 5:25 am
You took the words out of my mouth. Kos was the last man to put GSP on his back and in any danger. I think he'll fix his mistakes in go No. 2, and still lose. He'll look better, though. Also, St. Pierre is gonna need that Dan Hardy tune up fight before taking Kos again. We'll see.

I saw Steel Panther live this last summer and I'm still recovering from the mindfuck.
ArmFarmer- December 2, 2009 at 4:48 am
Kos put up more of a fight than anyone else has so far. He lost a unanimous decision without taking any damage in the fight, he basically just got lay n prayed. I think if he hadn't thrown so many kicks he would have done better but every time he did he got taken down. He did manage to get one td on gsp though which is more than anyone else has accomplished sense hughes gsp 1. That said, I wouldn't bet on kos in the rematch.
dlb- December 2, 2009 at 1:07 am
Sooooo, what we're saying is that after Hardy a fighter GSP has already handled easily is the only one standing in the way of GSP officially cleaning out the division?

He'd have some interesting fights at 185 if he chose, but I still think he takes everyone save Silva. Would the UFC care about risking it becoming an overwhelming fact that everyone else is so far behind Silva/GSP/Penn? Or do you just let the super-athletes show how dominate they are and hope new recruits start closing the gap in the next couple of years?
nick 420 diaz- December 1, 2009 at 10:44 pm
Kosheck will avenged his loss via KO
byebyestrikeforce- December 1, 2009 at 9:12 pm
god, the ufc must absolutely fucking hate paulo thiago. he must of fucked dana's wife.
Eljroco- December 1, 2009 at 9:11 pm
Nikki Sixx never fitted in with Motley after he got off the drugs
ben dover- December 1, 2009 at 8:13 pm
LOL @ Purple Pickle
Get Off Me- December 1, 2009 at 7:56 pm
you are not alone....I think Thiago showed a ton more in the Volkmann fight than he did against Koscheck. The one caveat for Thiago, he left his chin exposed too much against koscheck and if this happens again he'll get dropped. Two things with Koscheck:
1. Generally Kos's fights are worth watching
2. He was amazing as "Bad Boy Lincoln" in Guy Ritchie's movie SNATCH.
robthom- December 1, 2009 at 7:46 pm
Where in the fuck did Josh Koscheck find "Steel Panther" at?!!! And I wont even bother asking who the fuck they are.

But maybe Han Solo said it best when he posed the query (huh, huh... you said queery):
"Wheeere did you dig up that old fossil?!"
ihateemo- December 1, 2009 at 6:44 pm
Weird. Am I the only one who thought Thiago looked impressive against Volkmann? Especially after that beating he dished out that floored Volkmann him right at the end of the first round?

Admittedly I was very drunk and haven't watched the fight since, but my tolerance for dull performances is much lower after several drinks so I'm pretty sure he looked good.

Good enough to beat Koscheck again? I suppose we'll get to see.
bockbjj- December 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm
I can't hate a guy who wants to fight all the time. Either he's cocky or good and when you fight that much it'll all sort itself out soon enough.
steampunk22- December 1, 2009 at 6:01 pm
@Bag Puncher

Thats the shocker all right.
stay_gulley86- December 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm
all questions about his sexuality have now been answered! but seriously gsp cleaned out that whole division who else besides fitch should fight gsp after hardy?
Bag Puncher- December 1, 2009 at 5:55 pm
Is the one dude flashing the 'ole "two in the pink, one in the stink" gang sign?
TacoMafia- December 1, 2009 at 5:51 pm
Wow...just watched the Steel Panther's video "Fat Girl"(Thar She Blows)....It's like Poison and Weird Al mixed together....
MostDiabolicalHaterThisSideOfTheMississippi- December 1, 2009 at 5:49 pm
So this was at an audition for the next season of Rock of Love?
busted_cranium- December 1, 2009 at 5:21 pm
You just know those choads played a few rounds of Tummy Sticks after that photo was taken. A few rounds of Jager and a couple of apple martinis and the shit was literally flying.
PurplePickle- December 1, 2009 at 5:20 pm
If Paulo Thiago tells you that he will hit you so hard that you will wake up in 1989, believe the fuck out of him.
skeletor- December 1, 2009 at 5:10 pm
That's because they have mixed babies, it happens when the parents are two different races. Oreo's if you will
steampunk22- December 1, 2009 at 5:10 pm

He WAS eye poked. This has been confirmed, pretty much irrefutably, its just not at the moment or from the angle that they showed on TV. Check out Joe Rogans twitter from about a week ago, he has a few screen caps and a gif of it I believe. Rumble's right hand slid up the left side of Koscheck's face, poking him in the eye most likely with his thumb. The next action is Rumble punching and kneeing him, and the action that follows is Koscheck grabbing his eye. Its actually pretty clear. Go and check it out, even if you didn't like him before, atleast you wont dislike him more.

I like this matchup with Thiago though, I think most people will.

Whether or not Thiago got lucky, Koscheck was winning the fight up until that point, thats pretty clear. If Thiago puts him away again, we can probably rule out luck. If he looks like he did against Christmas, then Koscheck might be getting another epic payday.
KidDinomite- December 1, 2009 at 4:41 pm
Why guys still frost their hair is really befuddling to me. Why would you voluntarily look like an idiot? Does anyone think that it looks good? 1997 called and they want their hair back.
Smitty- December 1, 2009 at 4:38 pm
I think Kos will give this guy a pretty good beating in his revenge match against him. I said before Kos fought AJ that, AJ seemed like the guy to give GSP a run for his money, but now I think that if Kos can get by "five O", I think him and GSP will be a damn good fight!!!
P.S. Yes I'm lookin past Dum Hardy!
Gorgzilla- December 1, 2009 at 4:35 pm
Josh's mother, father and two older sisters where never quite like the other families in suburbia....
skeletor- December 1, 2009 at 4:34 pm
He's still a fag and if it wasn't for him beating Thiago would mean nothing anyway