The ufcjunkie guys just did an interview with Kos and he had this PURE GOLD story:
Junkie: Thanks for granting me the interview. I’m sorry I missed your call earlier.
Koscheck: No problem. Things got a lot a little crazy today. I had a video crew at AKA and had to fight this guy.
Junkie: Wait. Are you serious?
Koscheck: I swear to God.
Junkie: Who was he?
Koscheck: I don’t know. Some clown from Los Banos, California. Him and a couple friends rolled up on some street bikes and came into the gym. We geared him up, and he fought me in ****ies jeans, and I about broke his arm. Don’t worry. I’ll have the video up on my Web site in a couple days.
So yeah, I got some training in for Diego today. He thought he was a bad ass. It was funny as hell.
Junkie: What did he say afterward? How did this even come about?
Koscheck: The whole story is, basically, I guess I met this guy at some appearance. And he said, “Hey, I want to come up there and fight with you. If I beat your ass, I’ll get in the UFC.” I’m like, “Yeah, OK. Sure, I guess. Whatever. It’s not like it works like that.”
So I blew it off, you know, and the next couple weeks, he started calling my kickboxing coach, Javier (Mendez). He’s like, “Hey, is Josh Koscheck there?” He hands me the phone and I ask him what’s up. The guy’s like, “This is so-and-so.” I don’t even remember his name, and he tells me he’s ready to come up there and fight me.
“You’re ready to come here and fight me,” I said. “You know where the gym is, right? It’s in San Jose. AKA. You can look it up on my Web site or their Web site.”
So the guy shows up today. I’m like, “Holy shit, this guy is ****ing getting it. It’s on.” We had him sign a waiver, Bob — “Crazy” Bob Cook — refereed it, and I about broke his arm with an armbar and about knocked him out.
So yeah. That was pretty interesting. Fun day.
Junkie: Well, hmm. Uhhh...
Koscheck: Yeah. Crazy, huh?
Junkie: Well, I’ve got to ask. Did you have any reservations about doing this a week before a UFC fight — a really big fight for you?
Koscheck: Nah, I don’t give a shit. I like to fight. I’ve got a week to recover.
Here's some more good bits from the interview:
Junkie: Obviously, the producers portrayed Diego as sort of a weird guy on the show. Was that an accurate portrayal?
Koscheck: Oh yeah. He’s a weird breed. Half of his head is mentally retarded, and the other half doesn’t know what the other half is talking about. He’s definitely out there.
Junkie: How do you see the fight going?
Koscheck: I have a feeling he’s going to try to shoot a lot on me after he gets hit a couple times. I have a feeling I’m going to be trying to defend some shots, and hopefully that’s the case because I’m going to drop some knees on him. I’ll re-shoot, take him down, and drop some elbows on him.
Junkie: You have an 8-1 record, though it should probably be 9-0. What do you take away from that late-fight loss to Drew Fickett at UFC Fight Night 2?
Koscheck: Yeah, you learn that you’ve got to be a full fighter and can’t rely on just one thing. And I learned that I needed to take my game to a new level, and I did that. I shot in and got caught. I was winning the fight but relied on my wrestling toward the end, and he caught me. Plain and simple.
Junkie: You never did tap in that fight, instead passing out. Why wouldn’t you tap?
Koscheck: I’ll never tap out.
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