Strangely enough, there hasn’t been a whole lot of pre-fight smack floating around for GSP vs Kos outside of The Ultimate Fighter. But now that the fight is a short two weeks away, Josh Koscheck is starting to ramp things up a bit. Here’s a few of the more antagonistic answers he gave during a new Fighters Only interview:
FO: For this fight, ideally, would you like to put him on his back or keep him on his feet?
I have a great gameplan and my thing is, I don’t think George has a good chin and I don’t think his hands are that good. So I want to keep this fight on the feet and knock his ass out.
FO: Regarding your comment that St. Pierre has become a boring fighter – do you agree with suggestions that he has played it safe since the first fight with Matt Serra, when Serra put a shock TKO on him?
Yeah I believe so and I believe he hasn’t been hit since Matt Serra. That was a good crack. His chin hasn’t been tested and I think Georges has quit in him. If you look at the first Matt Hughes fight where he arm barred him, he was tapping before it was even tight.
If you look at when little Matt Serra was on top of him pounding him, he tapped out. So I believe that Georges has quit in him and you just have to take him to that point. Nobody has been able to do it since those two but I plan on doing it on December 11th.
Of course, this all depends on Koscheck being able to keep things on the feet, something few people (including himself) has been able to accomplish. Sure, there’s that whole “I didn’t train any wrestling leading up to the first fight” excuse from Josh. But I’d rather ignore that lame excuse and just hope that the Kos today is way better than the Kos from three years ago. If he’s able to do anything on his feet other than worry about takedowns, things could actually get interesting!