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Koscheck Asks All Refs Everywhere to Let Him Get Put to Sleep, Then Takes Responsibility for UFC 95 Loss


(And here’s where things took a turn down Queer Street, which is located dangerously close to TKO Way.)

Josh Koscheck commented on his somewhat controversial upset loss at UFC 95 on his website, and – surprise! – he argues that the ref should have let it go on a little longer.  To his credit, however, Koscheck doesn’t lay the blame for the loss at the ref’s doorstep.  Instead he puts it squarely on his shoulders, right where it belongs:

As for UFC 95. . . YES, I would have liked to see the ref let the fight go on a little bit more because we are all fighters and we fight until the end. Yes, I got hit hard, but felt as though I could have recovered if I had the chance. As for next time, my message to all the ref’s would be to, please let the fight go until I’m put out to sleep. . . Just so I don’t have the thought of what if, going through my mind and probably the minds of all of you, my fans.
…I could be like a lot of other people and cry about it for weeks and months and make a big deal about it, but it’s now when the true character and discipline of a person is tested.

Then he goes on to quote Martin Luther King Jr. and apply it to his current situation, that of having lost a fight he was supposed to win.  Nice.



Koscheck makes a point of saying that he prepared well for this fight and doesn’t think there is anything different he could have done to affect the outcome.  Of course, one might be tempted to look back at our interview with him where he admitted he had no interest in watching tape on Paulo Thiago before this fight and wonder if maybe he could have learned something important about the man he was going to fight by actually studying the man he was going to fight.

But at the same time Koscheck appeared to be in total control of that fight right up until the point where he lost.  He made one mistake and got clipped.  Unfortunately for Kos, it’s a very bad time in his career to make that particular mistake against that particular opponent.

Up next for him is a fight at UFC 98 in May, says Koscheck.  He doesn’t know who he’ll fight yet, but the good news is…there will be a video blog covering his “road to 98”!  Just in case you weren’t convinced yet that the training/pre-event buildup video blog is the most overdone DIY marketing tool in this sport.  Now you are.

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Jonny6- February 27, 2009 at 2:00 pm
"Armfarmer" = Kos nuthuggerX10
mmafan-atic- February 26, 2009 at 3:56 am
Oh he had a dream alright, right on the mat!
the glza- February 25, 2009 at 6:53 pm
oh jeez -- it was just a joke. i actually like koscheck a lot... the kid's got more heart than brains.
Netterbog- February 25, 2009 at 3:34 pm
Hot damn, Cage Potato - all I did was post a reply that showed I was wrong...and that good ole Joscheck actually _does_ have fans. -- guess we're not allowed to post links with numbers in 'em.

Chibbity-check his facebook fan page, the dude has FIVE-HUNDRED AND THREE fans! (I'd even go so far as to say he has 504, since his mom probably isn't very good with the information superhighway...but does your mom really count as a fan?)

That's about 502 more than I thought he'd have, so I do stand corrected. Nevermind the millions of MMA fans in the world...Joscheck's got a solid load of them in his bleachy, brillo-pad locks.

Jonny5- February 25, 2009 at 2:36 pm
"Imbecile"= Kos nuthugger
"Jonny5"= GSP nuthugger
Fedor a million ankles- February 25, 2009 at 12:05 pm
Kos said it best himself, just let a motherfucker get knocked out.

I'm glad he's fighting again soon.
d0zer- February 25, 2009 at 11:46 am
I wonder if he is going to start a new ref campaign called "change we can believe in," or "Yes, we can!"
Blaphtome- February 25, 2009 at 11:43 am
A Kos nut hugger says...
Anonymous- February 25, 2009 at 11:34 am
Fuck A BJ PENN
armfarmer- February 25, 2009 at 11:20 am
Lets all hate a fighter because we don't like his hair style... fags. Maybe he can come to one of your salons one day and you can do it up nice for him.
Sodak- February 25, 2009 at 11:13 am
haha, silly koscheck, you dont have any fans.
google- February 25, 2009 at 10:59 am
This dude just loves to fight and compete, plain and simple, any fight that comes his way, he takes. PPV, Free TV, public televison. He's allright in my book, when or lose.
bonerjams 98- February 25, 2009 at 10:55 am
Kos is clownshoe plain an simple, look at his hair for petesake. loved how it flew all over the place when he got smashed in the face.
mma-pro- February 25, 2009 at 10:50 am
nice kos got ktfo, and is ready to fight again in may, what a warrior. penn on the other hand just wants to hold on to that belt as long as he can, kenny is going to take it away.
lost in ok- February 25, 2009 at 10:46 am
Did you here that referees, Josh Koscheck wants you to stop doing your jobs and instead enjoy a front row seat to witness brain damage in the making.
PauloThiagoSilva- February 25, 2009 at 10:42 am
"The Road to UFC98: There Can Only be One Gatekeeper"
starring Josh Koscheck and Karo Parisyan
better than better than KOS- February 25, 2009 at 10:34 am
@ better than KOS

You need to shut the fuck up.
After I'm done fucking your mom and sister, I'm gonna come knock u out.
better than KOS- February 25, 2009 at 10:23 am
ok heres the thing HE IS COMPLAINING!!!!!!!!!! hes done nothing but ask for cheese for his WINE hes puss I hate him I hope he looses all his fights and no longer has a job in the UFC nor any other place for fighters... And any fan of his is totally POS and you need to the GTFO of here.

KOS GOT THE KOED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love that and I watch it every day just like I watch serra raping GSP!!!!!


the ref should have let it go so KOS could have lost his whole dam JAW!!! that would have been great


F U ALL
Mister Obvious- February 25, 2009 at 10:15 am
@ Netterbog and glza

A lot of so-called MMA fans have a difficult time grasping the idea that, just because they are not fans of a certain fighter, it must be impossible for anyone else to like that fighter.
The Statement Optimizer- February 25, 2009 at 10:14 am
"I had a dream, but not during this fight."
Just Saying- February 25, 2009 at 10:11 am
@ Netterbog

Yea he does.
But by your statement, it's clear that Koscheck also has haters; with no minds.
armfarmer- February 25, 2009 at 10:11 am
Well put Imbecile, yet another 3 paragraph rant of yours that I completely agree with.
Netterbog- February 25, 2009 at 10:09 am
"the thought of what if, going through...the minds of all of you, my fans."

-- Wait, Koscheck has fans? With minds?
Netterbog- February 25, 2009 at 10:09 am
quote:
Just so I don't have the thought of what if, going through my mind and probably the minds of all of you, my fans.

doesn't he mean:
Just so I don't have the thought of what if, going through my mind and probably yours too, mom.

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I stand beaten (and a little abused). Well said glza, well said. I'm wearing my drink on my shirt right now, thank you very much.

Give that man a shirt!
Dave W- February 25, 2009 at 10:05 am
Curtis Sample is almost as big of a tool as COOL.
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