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The Josh Koscheck Apology You Didn’t Get to See on ‘TUF 12′…

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Compared to TUF 12 good-guy Georges St. Pierre, Josh Koscheck certainly comes off as an asshole bully with the maturity of a fourth-grader. But as with all reality shows, there’s some creative editing involved to make the villain look even worse than he (or she) really is. What we saw on Wednesday night’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter was Koscheck physically assaulting Brad Tate, then making snarky comments instead of actually apologizing. It turns out that a lot of important footage landed on the cutting room floor.

In the video above, we see that Brad Tate wasn’t just taunting Kos — he was also mocking the accents of the yellow-team Armenians. The fact that Tate was attacking his guys was what really set Josh off. Koscheck actually does make a heartfelt one-on-one apology to Brad, which ends with their beef getting thoroughly squashed. Before that even happens, Kos advises his team not to start any more trouble with Tate: "When you see him tomorrow, don’t say one word. Kill ‘em with kindness. Let me stand up for you guys. Let me look like the bad guy." It’s a moment that would have swayed sympathy toward Koscheck if it were included in the episode — unfortunately, it wouldn’t have fit into the show’s perfect Kos-as-heel narrative.

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Komodo- November 6, 2010 at 2:33 pm
Gonna' have to miss it because FUCK COMMERCIALS in online video content.

Almost North- November 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm
Right by what fucking standard?

and yeah he sounds like Tobias Funke sometimes.
Dizzylittlelord- November 5, 2010 at 4:45 pm
ill come right here in your face, wow koshcheck needs to watch the way he phrases things, and you know what hes a good coach and hes actually right, still a douche but he was right on this one
Ballkick- November 5, 2010 at 4:40 pm
Mr. Koscheck

After you are smashed out of the UFC.....and out on the street as you so richly deserve,....I hear the Italian National Soccer Team is looking for some pointers on dramatic flailing after being "almost" hit.
Job opportunities come in the most unlikely places Josh.

Best of luck in your fading future
P2- November 5, 2010 at 4:24 pm
The thing that really gets my goat, is Koscheck and the entire yellow team have been mocking GSP's accent from day one: Kos saying "If you french kiss me, I will leave MMA" and his entire team during the homerun derby (if I recall, the Armenian dude imparticular.) None of those guys have any place acting culturally sensitive at this point. Making fun of foreigners' accents is a TUF staple. Hell, they give the Brits subtitles.

Koscheck's speech to his team shows that he is really starting to get this "reality t.v." thing. I think he realizes how he's going to come off looking from all his douchbaggery and needs to do something to pull his image out of the sewer, at least into the gutter. I particularly enjoyed the section of his speech "let me stand up for you guys, let me look like the bad guy." I get it, Kos. I saw "The Dark Knight" too. You're not the hero we need; you're the hero we deserve. The only part of that movie I want to see you reenact, is getting attacked by dogs.

The apology was a joke. First of all, Kos tries to close the door (which is quite stupid considering you're on a reality show.) Then he sits down next to the guy; I mean, buttcheeks touching, up in the grill, right next to him. I'm not a psychologist, but these seem like intimidation tactics to me. He then proceeds to tell Tate that "you cross the line when you talk abou these young guys and you say negative things about them." (I seem to remember Kos showing up at the fighter house after the yellow team's first win. I also remember him standing on the balcony like Eva Peron and doing nothing but hurling smug insults at "those young guys.") We all know that it wasn't the talk about his team that got Kos so irraTATEd anyway. (See what I did there) It was the talk about his tendency overreact to what may or may not have been a phantom knee. It could have just been the editing, but that's what seemed to be the last bleach-blond straw. Back to the apology. Koscheck couples each apology with "I'll be a man" and "Ima big man." Sorry, young Skywalker, but your Jedi mind tricks don't work on me. Humbleness and arrogance don't mix; one will always overpower the other. Again, I'm no psychologist, but this apology seemed less about remorse and more about showing the world what a gentleman Josh Koscheck really is. I apologize, but I'm not buying it.

Sorry for the rant, but that guy just gets my goat. He gets my goat, rubs it the wrong way and chaps it's ass. "You're not a fighter; you shouldn't open your mouth. I'll choke your ass out, or I'll knock you out." That is not a good look for the sport. On the other hand, GSP needs to step up when stuff like this happens. For a world champion fighter, he's coming off looking afraid of confrontation. He needs some tribal tatoos or something.
Almost North- November 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm
He takes eye pokes like Curly.
Meister574- November 5, 2010 at 3:17 pm
@Seoul Brother: I just wish he'd be mute like Harpo.
slummy- November 5, 2010 at 2:21 pm
He wants Tate to leave his guys alone and pick on him. Why the fuck was he pickin on Michael Johnson HIMSELF, a couple of episodes ago, calling him fat and out of shape. Meanwhile, if we remember at the beginning, Johnson was his #1 pick that he didn't take with his #1 pick.
Seoul Brother- November 5, 2010 at 2:01 pm
@Meister574: who looks like an ashy Harpo Marx.
Meister574- November 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm
Hasn't Kos been making fun of GSP's accent since the beginning of the show? So he is a hypocritical d-bag.
Almost North- November 5, 2010 at 12:35 pm

What the fuck do you know? Have you ever been in a fake fight or even fake trained?

Damn people have no fake respect.
Null Kuhl- November 5, 2010 at 12:20 pm

djp1988 FTW!!!
djp1988- November 5, 2010 at 12:07 pm
Kos had right to be pissed, those invisible knees hurt like a pretend bitch.
nickyroose- November 5, 2010 at 11:18 am
Dude I never hate on the Tater. (Which I think should be the cool insider nickname we all use) Been here a lot longer than I been commenting. But this is the worst piece of shit article I have ever seen on here seriously.

*Quoted from earlier comments*

***Update I just watched the fucking "apology". What. A. Crock. Of. Shit.

Man Kos was so close, when the dude said, "He's just trying to get under your skin" Kos actually said, "it worked". A moment of true reflection for Kos, wow.

Wait never mind. Now he's trying to act like it was the dude making fun of the Armenian that got him mad and not the knee-diving accusation. Bullshit. Kos started it with a dude he knew wasn't a fighter. Got the Armenian dude involved with the shit talking, and that was admittedly a mistake.

Everyone knows it's wrong to rag a dude for being different or how he talks. HOWEVER if you talk shit to a dude and you have the slightest stutter and he knows how to talk shit, you are gonna get fucking owned in a racist and hilarious fashion.


I stand by it.
Fried Taco- November 5, 2010 at 10:59 am
@BryanF - I wouldn't be surprised if he dyed the pubes as well.
Seoul Brother- November 5, 2010 at 10:47 am
This just lends credence to Kendall Grove's bitching about Spike TV. It's just another reality show with about as much connection to reality as Nick Nolte has to sobriety. There's more artificial shit here than on Heidi Montag.

Koscheck is still a crusty skidmark of a man regardless if he tried to hug it out with Tate. He's a goddamned pathetic waste of flesh.
Canadian Chronic- November 5, 2010 at 10:29 am

now that u mention it, that WOULD be pretty awesome
RwilsonR- November 5, 2010 at 10:13 am
@ LOKI - I'm pretty sure John Danaher is from New Zealand. So not quite on the Madonnna douche level. But otherwise, yeah, GSP doesn't really have a realty show personality. It's not like anybody would watch Snooki if she had GSP's demeanor.
BryanF- November 5, 2010 at 10:06 am
@fried taco

Wouldn't it be hilarious if the carpet matched the drapes?
Videodrome_NOW- November 5, 2010 at 9:54 am

I would much rather see Kos get a shank in the neck before he even makes it to the cage. He doesn't deserve to fight GSP. I couldn't think of anything more satisfying than watching him die on ppv. It would be the world's largest and greatest snuff film ever made.
LOKI- November 5, 2010 at 9:46 am
Damn! Hatersgonnahate! Its a 'reality tv show' for fucksakes! And in reality neither Kos or GSP has much of a personality.

George compansates by outsourcing to a drunken frenchman(who is awsome), a stereotypical big-black-guy with a built in (mail nurse) talking point, and a jiu-jitsu bum with a horrible comb-over and a Madonna style fake elitist british accent, and a guy from the Hangover who I hear used to be a fighter.

Kos compensates by bringing in his 1 team mate with less natural charisma than him, a punch-drunk faded legend each for like 1 scean, the rest of the show has to be carried by a largely un-inspiring cast of fighters and himself who is obviously trying deasperatly hard to do anything ANYTHING to be ammusing or entertaining even just a little bit. At thist he largely fails, but at least he makes an effort.

I can honestly say that the most personality GSP has displayed on TUF was way back in Season 4 when Mr. International gave him lessons on how to be a pimp.
Canadian Chronic- November 5, 2010 at 9:28 am
you know what peeps?

I really hope none of my crazy French Canadian compatriots sucker this stoopid fuck on his way to the cage in December.

I really wanna see GSP kick his teeth thru the back of his head.
Canadian Chronic- November 5, 2010 at 9:25 am
what a fuckin twat!

I stand by my initial assessment of fraggle fuckstick being a complete and utter pus n cum filled douchebag.

fuck him and his 3rd grade mentality. Talkin to Tate,"you're only doing this trying to get famous"...projecting much there yu stoopid fuckin asshat?

You know you have nothing for GSP, I can see him thinkin,"if i can act as fucked up/assholish/douchebaggey as Miller maybe I can get a tv show as well cuz what the fuck am I gonna do when this fight thing passes me by?"

Hey GSP, I've got underwear on, just like your wear in the cage!!!hahahaha fuckin zing, that one will get me a network deal fo sho!!! whew!

BalkanToni- November 5, 2010 at 9:19 am
What a touching moment! Pure magic!
DazedNConfused- November 5, 2010 at 9:17 am
This all looks a little too perfect for me. It seems a little... how do I say, fakeish.

So lets just leave it at, this Tate guy is a puss, Josh is a dumb asshole, and the Armenians say bro a lot.

I would also bet on them "cutting" people out of anyone else in that cast. I used to go to this buds house to get some buds (HA!) and his roommates were Armenian and those guys didn't fuck around, every time I was there they had different black eyes or cuts and crazy stories involving a lot of "bros" and high fives. They reminded me of wild dogs, if a random would even glance their way, or god forbid make eye contact, the shitstorm would begin to brew.