20 Nov 2009 15:29:07 PM
You know how some people have this magnetic quality to them that makes you want to like them, no matter what they might be saying or doing? Guys like Jack Nicholson, or that Australian kid who threw the crazy party and refused to take off his sunglasses. Even when they behave poorly, there’s still something about them that makes it impossible not to be on their side. Josh Koscheck is the complete opposite of that, and he displays it perfectly in this video interview with Fight Magazine. Here he talks ever so smugly about how Anthony Johnson doesn’t want to fight him, how he’d love to take 20% of his purse and then beat him up anyway, and how he fully intends to punish "Rumble" like the UFC wants him to. It’s the high school bully act, and Koscheck fits into the role so easily it’s like he was born to do it.
As a contrast, Johnson couldn’t find anything bad to say about Koscheck at all. In fact, he called Koscheck an "entertaining" fighter and said he was "really respectable as a human being." He said those things before this video of Koscheck smirking into the camera was posted to the internet. Hopefully someone shows it to him before the fight tomorrow night. He should at least go into it with a clear idea of the level of jerkitude that he’s dealing with.