Exactly. In a way it doesn't matter if they love or hate him as long as they pay to see him fight.Kos is a funny guy. I think he really wishes people would cheer him. In one of his post-fight interviews you could tell he knows SFA about the Penguins and Canadians. He said if the crowd booed him he'd give them something to boo about. Perhaps a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Kos knows if the fans don't love you the other lucrative option is for them to hate you.
Based on one 30 second sound byte UFC fans will 'hate' Josh Koscheck into a millionare.
It's not about sucking up, the booing started when they showed the ghost knee he "took". Booing someone who clearly cheated... doesn't surprise me. I think he realized that he messed up and took it out on the crowd. I hope he's not a betting man since both his predictions were wrong... (GSP to be soon!)Exactly. In a way it doesn't matter if they love or hate him as long as they pay to see him fight.
Also I found the Penguins comment hilarious. There is no reason for him to suck up booing Canadian fans so he might aswell throw some fuel into flames and make fun of their NHL team while he has the mic.
ps. I still think he is a douche, but one has to admit that this "villain" -thing is working for him, just look how much he makes per fight and compare that to for example Fitch, Alves, Hardy etc.