I'm not sure if I've ever watched a fighter with less fan respect than Josh Koscheck, save for maybe Tito Ortiz.
But Koscheck has really taken the cake with his recent accusations regarding Georges St. Pierre and steroid use.
Of course, his claim caused plenty of uproar in the MMA community and fanbase. But really, it's just Koscheck being Koscheck.
And he should take any edge he can. He'll definitely need it.
BJ Penn, who's made similar accusations against St. Pierre in the past, was recently asked about the comments. The fighter expressed that, although he hasn't talked to Josh, Penn shares Koscheck's same line of thought.
I'm a BJ Penn fan. But his losses against GSP had more to do with BJ's limited gas tank than any steroid use on his opponent's part.
It's called being a natural athlete. Get over it.
Regardless, as serious as all this sounds, it's all in good fun. And despite Koscheck's attempts at playing mind games with St. Pierre, it might just fuel the fire.
Koscheck doesn't want that.
For their upcoming fight, Koscheck has reportedly incorporated more wrestling in preparing for the all-round arsenal that St. Pierre possesses. That's probably a smart move. I highly doubt Koscheck will want to spend the fight on his back, like he did in their last match.
Though on the feet, the scenery is no prettier for Koscheck.
A completely one-dimensional and predictable striker (I wonder if he'll throw an overhand right?), Koscheck will look more like Jon Fitch if he chooses to go five rounds standing with the Canadian sensation.
With so many places for Koscheck to lose the fight, it seems only fitting that he'd at least try to win the war of words. But that hasn't worked for many before him.
And I doubt GSP is going to let it happen this time, no matter what verbal jabs Koscheck fires his way.
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