On the latest episode of MMA Live, the always clued-in Franklin McNeil passes on an interesting tidbit regarding Josh Koscheck‘s appearance at next Wednesday’s "UFC Fight for the Troops" event (starting at the -27:05 mark):
"If he loses, and even if he wins, this may be his last fight he has in the UFC. As far as I know, he hasn’t signed the [video game] licensing agreement, and has no intention of signing it."
At the end of the episode, Kenny Florian disagrees with this assessment, arguing that a win over Yoshiyuki Yoshida will keep Koscheck in the UFC, regardless of the current contractual tension; McNeil feels that Kos’s days are numbered no matter what happens on Wednesday. Either way, it looks like he’s playing hardball with the UFC, and that usually ends with a shredded contract. And even though Josh Koscheck is one of the best welterweights in the world, the UFC may feel he’s expendable since he’s already proven that he can’t hang with Georges St. Pierre or Thiago Alves. In other words, if they let him go, they wouldn’t be losing a future champion. Plus, he’s never been a fan favorite. It’ll be interesting to see how this plays out, but McNeil may be onto something.