Number one UFC welterweight contender Josh Koscheck recently wrapped up a stint as an opposing coach to champion Georges St. Pierre on the most current installment of The Ultimate Fighter reality TV series. Once the season has finished airing on Spike TV, Koscheck will challenge St. Pierre for his belt. The American Kickboxing Academy Fighter has been ruffling feathers for most of his career and hasn’t let up this time around with St. Pierre. Koscheck recently appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and revealed that he is in this sport to make money and that he’ll adopt the role of the bad guy comfortably in order to do so.
“Being loved or hated, ya know what? It’s about making money for me,” Koscheck said. “So if I’ve got to be the bad guy to make money, then I’ll be the bad guy to make money.”
Koscheck told Helwani that being a fan-favorite fighter or making friends with his peers in the organization is simply not a priority for him; he has friends and family and needs no more.
“It’s never bugged me, from day one,” Koscheck said. “I know who I am as a person. I know the people around me know me. I’m not here to make friends – I’m here to make money. I have enough friends. The people around me care about me and love me, and it’s the same relationship back. I’m not trying to make friends here. I’m here to make money. It’s a business.”
St. Pierre and Koscheck will likely square off this December 11th at UFC 124 and the sales of that fight will likely be boosted by the trash talk that Koscheck is sure to have thrown St. Pierre’s way during the taping of TUF.