If asked to list the top five welterweights, maybe even top ten, in the UFC it is likely Mike Pierce’s name wouldn’t make the list. While Pierce has certainly found some success inside the Octagon, he’s lacking any truly significant victories and not anywhere near the self-promoter a handful of his peers are. In fact, his opponent tomorrow night – Josh Koscheck – wasn’t overly familiar with Pierce either when he took the bout against him.
“I didn’t really know who this guy was when I agreed to fight him. I remember he fought Jon Fitch but not too well. I think I remember that fight, he didn’t get anything going until the very last minute,” said Koscheck at an open workout for UFC 143. “I know he called me out, so he must think he can win… but they all think that until I punch them in the face.”
However, regardless of opponent, Koscheck was happy to take the tussle because it’s his job and he enjoys fattening his bank account.
“I get paid the same whether I am fighting Mike Pierce or Carlos Condit, so I don’t care who I fight. I am a gold digger, I fight for money,” Koscheck explained. “You’d be a dumb SOB to fight for free but I do enjoy my job and I fight my ass off. I have a big mouth and I don’t want to lose…I want to look good out there.”
See if Koscheck can live up to his own hype Saturday at 10:00 PM EST on PPV with undercard action firing up three hours later on Facebook/FX. UFC 143 is headlined by Condit vs. Nick Diaz for the interim welterweight championship with other match-ups include Scott Jorgensen vs. Renan Barao and Roy Nelson vs. Fabricio Werdum.
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