Polarizing pugilist Josh Koscheck is quickly shedding his â€œbad boyâ€ persona for that of â€œproblem solverâ€ after going online to once again volunteer his services in hopes of replacing an injured peer at the last minute.
The 33-year oldâ€™s latest plea came as the result of welterweight champion Georges St. Pierreâ€™s removal from an October 29 show after spraining his knee while training for opponent Carlos Condit. While Condit ultimately decided to sit the show out as well and wait for his title-shot, the top contenderâ€™s decision didnâ€™t prevent Koscheck from letting it be known that he would have filled in at UFC 137 had he been given the chance.
Koscheck took to Twitter where he, after asking Dana White if â€œdutyâ€ had called again, was turned down based on Conditâ€™s refusal to risk his crack at GSPâ€™s championship.
â€œThat sucks (Dana) but youâ€™re the boss….Now what?? I just get to sit around and play with my ding dong? I need more excitement in my life,â€ Koscheck humorously replied. â€œSome things (are) out of your control but you can put it out there. Hoping the other guy MANs up and (doesnâ€™t) let (Dana) save him from an asskicking!â€
The circumstances are similar to those surrounding a September scrap with Matt Hughes where Koscheck agreed to the match-up on short notice after Diego Sanchez broke his hand while training for the fight. The American Kickboxing Academy staple went on to knock Hughes out in the final seconds of the boutâ€™s opening round.
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