Despite Losing Streak, Josh Koscheck Feels He’s Better Than Ever

March 25, 2015
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After suffering his fifth consecutive loss at UFC Fight Night 62 to Erick Silva on March 21, whether or not Josh Koscheck will fight again is in question. The loss was also the final fight on Koscheck’s UFC contract.

UFC president Dana White would like to see The Ultimate Fighter season one participant retire, but Koscheck isn’t ready to make that decision just yet.

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“I’m not happy with where I’m at, obviously. I’m 37. The last couple of fights on my contract haven’t been the greatest,” he said during the event’s post-fight press conference in Rio de Janeiro. “I’ve had a good, long career since The Ultimate Fighter 1, and it’s been fun. It’s been a fun ride.”

Josh Koscheck UFC 157 Pre 17-478x270The former welterweight title contender plans to take some time to reevaluate life in general as well as his fighting career. Despite his current losing streak, Koscheck believes that he’s better than he’s ever been.

“I feel I’m at the best I’ve ever been as far as skill-wise,” he said. “It hasn’t showed it lately in the fights, but I feel like the skills are there. I just need to put it together.”

Kosheck isn’t going to rush the decision making process. We may have seen his last fight in the octagon, or we might see him again. Either way, he’s got a life outside of fighting.

“I do have a lot of stuff going on outside of the UFC. I’m pretty busy when it comes to other businesses and things,” he said. “I think I will take the right time and I’ll make that decision when the time comes.”

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  • bob

    Koscheck does have the skills to still compete.. What he doesn’t have is the single-minded focus. Josh is one of the few fighters who’s been good with his money, able to create cashflow outside of the UFC and as his career winds down, he’s clearly spending time/energy/focus on these projects (whatever they might be), and the reality is.. He’s fighting young guys who’s only thought is the bout in-front of them & the belt. Cause of this, he will lose to those guys. I’d like to see him end on a positive note. he came out swinging the last bout, but I wouldn’t be upset if he retired. Ultimately I’d just like to see him to be successful in the next phase of his life

    • Joe Dog

      Bob knows.

  • KJK

    When your supplementing a fighting career with other stuff it’s not an issue…..but when your supplementing other stuff with a fighting career it becomes an issue….it’s all about priorities and if fighting isn’t a fighter’s priority that’s an issue that effects outcomes.

  • Sarge

    He needs to retire.

  • guest

    Even if he is the best he’s been, he is still unevolved in comparison to the latest fighters. He has been in the ufc for 10 years now, and still pretty much just knows wrestling and an overhand right with no set up. He should have a black belt by now, but has been submitted twice in a row by young guns. He is now an example of a fighter that the sport passed by

  • Google

    He needs to work on his Jiujitsu