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Quote of the Day: Josh Koscheck Does Not Wish GSP a Smooth Recovery

(Be careful, Josh! If you eat all of those sour grapes too fast, you might choke!) 

It’s been a while since we’ve heard Josh Koscheck make an offhand remark that has in turn reminded us of his decreasing necessity amongst the welterweight division. Most of us assumed his recent quiescence was linked to an inability to digest the five course serving of humble pie that Georges St. Pierre stuffed down his throat (and eye socket) back at UFC 124, and it appears we were correct. In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, Koscheck discussed everything from his upcoming UFC 143 fight with Mike Pierce to his dislike for the media and his thoughts on GSP’s recent injuries. And wouldn’t you know it, Koscheck doesn’t want the man who beat him twice to ever come back. Here’s what he had to say:

I’m interested in the outcome of the Diaz vs. Condit fight on Saturday night. Should be a good fight. Hopefully Georges is out for more than 10 months and they can make that Interim titleholder fight twice. Hopefully he never comes back. ACL surgeries can take a lot out of you. They say you truly don’t recover after those. I’ve had friends who have had those and they say they’re not the same so hopefully it equals out the playing field and we can get another crack at Georges. 

Let’s get this straight, you don’t want St. Pierre to return, so you can fight for a future shot against him? To quote Ignignokt, “your logic is flawless.”

Join us after the jump for the whole interview, courtesy of

Other things of note:

-Koscheck, like most people, find Helwani’s choice of footwear to be baffling.

-Kos is as committed to making amends with Canadian fans as Gina Carano is to deciding whether or not she’ll ever come back to us.

-When Pierce originally called him out, Koscheck thought it was a ploy by the UFC to find him an opponent, since the “upper echelon” of the division was tied up at the moment.

-Kos believes Pierce is a tough guy, but not a fight finisher, and is “good in every area, but not great.”

-After wishing GSP the worst of recoveries, Josh goes on to say that he and the welterweight champ “have always been cool,” and that outside of the cage, he could see the two of them hanging out. This notion is quickly reconsidered.

-Although he’s fully recovered from the broken orbital bone he sustained at UFC 124, the fight did leave him with a permanent numbness in his face that he says will remind him of GSP for the rest of his life. That, my friends, is true psychological warfare.

-Koscheck believes that he could have beaten Carlos Condit ”very easily,” and picks Diaz to do the same.

-After ranking Johny Hendricks>Jake Ellenberger>Diego Sanchez, Kos declares that rankings are “bullshit” and a product of “you press people that really don’t know too much about the sport and too much about what goes on.”

-Ariel takes offense to this statement, and says that Koscheck is high up on his list. Koscheck retorts, “What do you have [me at], 7, 8? You probably have Ingleburger and all of those other guys…*trails off*…yeah, it’s bullshit.”

So what have we learned today? Well, for starters, even if you think ranking systems are a bunch of crap, you STILL better have Koscheck in your top 4. Also, if you can’t beat ‘em, pray they suffer a career ending injury and swoop in.

-J. Jones

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SnackDaddy- February 3, 2012 at 5:47 am
I like KOS. You can count on him to 'bring the fight' every time, whether its in the cage or outside.
fatbellyfrank- February 3, 2012 at 4:18 am
See thats the difference between Kos and Sonnen, Kos is a genuine asshole, just his makeup, wheras Sonnen is a fairly bland type of person who created this heel persona to get noticed
RSparrow- February 2, 2012 at 7:17 pm
RWilson, straight on on this one. Xeno, haters gonna hate
MonkeyBoner- February 2, 2012 at 6:05 pm
you got that right cro-mag
Ricardo Guitardo- February 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm
Only gay dudes bleach their hair and say "you know".
Ricardo Guitardo- February 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm
hi my name is raj i am 18 years old male living in india. my dreas is for fat american woman to sits on my face with spicy curry sause.
Clinch-Smash- February 2, 2012 at 3:54 pm
speaking of ranking systems, what was the UFC using on the last fox show for there rankings they kept showing?

Captcha: eyedent vera
XENOPHON- February 2, 2012 at 3:43 pm
@ CroMag: I used think the idea was to fuck with the 6 other people who post here on a daily basis. Not soon after, I realized that these same 6 people either know what the fuck their talking about, or know how to stand up for themselves as individuals. Some actually even fight instead of write. Then one day it suddenly dawned on me. The weak ones are the writers - right. If one of the writers gets clowned on (which happens daily) they all join together with their favorite aliases and try to discredit or fuck the offender (who is almost always correct to begin with). These writers, they work for a shitty company, with shitty IT people, who produce a shitty portal, supporting shitty editors. Why are the editors shitty, well because they play the same games. Case closed CroMag. No wonder your type went extinct so long ago, you can sit next to GSP, but that bench is reserved for men who are filled with fear and scared hommie. GRIN
XENOPHON- February 2, 2012 at 3:35 pm
Cro mag - Now how can that be? Since there are only 6 subscribers, and 100 aliases that post every day. Make sure that if the broken glass ends up my ass, your sitting on my lap first!
XENOPHON- February 2, 2012 at 3:26 pm
ThePeoplesTroll - No Danga was last seen leaving town on a mule with his split tail leaking sand. Jerkoff Jones is some new guy. He only writes what Ariel Helwani tells him to write. I guess, it could be worse, he could listen to Ben and Mike.
Cro mag- February 2, 2012 at 3:08 pm
Hey xeno, GSP and most of us on CP hope you fall ass first on a broken beer bottle. You fucktard.
timboslice- February 2, 2012 at 2:53 pm
Like that t-Shirt you cried about says...You're a "Lost Kos". Nobody likes you, and everyone that does like you is because they're a closet homosexual who does alot of cocaine. I'd love to see GSP beat your ass up and down (again) or a straight left from Hendricks that bounces your Ronald McDonald head off the Octagon floor. You deserve it.
Jackbequick- February 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm
I got Kos losing to Mike "the liquid metal terminator" Pierce, setting him up a match against Fitch. Then, during said match, a double KO occurs and they both get cut as a result. Hey, a guy can dream can't he?
ThePeoplesTroll- February 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm
isnt J. Jones just Dangadadang trying to pull a fast one?
The_Dead_Cow- February 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm
I agree. Koscheck has such an abrasive personality that when he compliments someone, he still kinda sounds like a dick.
XENOPHON- February 2, 2012 at 2:38 pm
@J. Jones hahaha (shaking head) - So you know I hear it....both you and Ariel are expected to not ever get a fact straight. And some still question why the faith in god is gone?
Can't re-watch it, the video format is too slow to buffer. Listen here Jones, in the future don't ever rely on a Canadian for facts.
Nealio- February 2, 2012 at 2:28 pm
I rank Koz at 1st on the "all time GSP ass motorboating list"
J. Jones- February 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm
*shakes head*
Xeno, if you actually watched the video, you'd understand that Ariel placed Kos in his top 4, hence the joke. A bit of advice: before you go on a fact checking tirade in an effort to fill some small void within you, take a deep breath next time. And perhaps refrain from asking questions that you later answer within your own comment.
XENOPHON- February 2, 2012 at 2:12 pm
This video format that Break Media has come up with sucks. It won't allow a user to skip to a specific time. I suggest that someone tell that lame CTO to hire a streaming video expert to show them what to do. Also forcing people to watch HD is stupid, CP gonna lose a big chunk of your viewers. I mean come on BEN and BRUSELLS...speak up and be heard BIATCHES.
XENOPHON- February 2, 2012 at 2:06 pm
Who wrote this? Koschek is rated fifth best in the world - not fourth. Josh is dehind, GSP, Diaz, Ellenberger, and Shields. He is followed by Penn, Hendricks, Condit, Fitch, Sanchez, Kampmann, Lima (Bellator), Bahadurzada, Woodley (SF), Askren (Bellator), Hieron (Bellator), Lytle, Alves, Mien(SF), Daley (SF), Story, Pyle, and Pierce @25th spot. This J.Jones fucker needs to check his facts. I agree with Koschek, and hope the ACL never heals.
Kid Clam Curtains- February 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm
The nicest thing to come out of Kos' mouth? John Fitch's balls.
RwilsonR- February 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm
Asshole, yes, but I think he was actually trying to compliment GSP... in his own way. Kos is basically saying that GSP is so far and away the best in the division, that the rest of them need him to have a career ending or career altering injury to basically give everyone else a shot at being champion. That is possibly one of the nicest things we could hope to come out of Kos' mouth.
Ricardo Guitardo- February 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm
That was funny when gsp broke your face with one hand tied behind his back. I laughed.
ccman- February 2, 2012 at 1:34 pm
Why does helwani always seem to interview those desperate to stay relevant? Bet Fitch and shields were nudging each other to stay awake for the next interview while the intern in the green room slipped into a coma.
smellypiratehooker- February 2, 2012 at 1:21 pm
I think he's a closet homosexual that does alot of cocaine.