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UFC 143: Josh Koscheck Leaving AKA Will Not Lead to a Potential Fight with Fitch

Nedu ObiAnalyst IIFebruary 6, 2012

Former welterweight title contender Josh Koscheck recently parted company with American Kickboxing Academy to set up his own training camp in Fresno, Calif. Some believe that this could be the signal for a potential fight with close friend and training partner Jon Fitch, but it's not.

In the past both combatants have made it perfectly clear that under no circumstances will they ever step into the Octagon to compete for honors or money.

As Koscheck put it:

“If there’s no one else for me to compete with at 170 other than Koscheck, I’m going to move up.

[…] “No chance (we will fight),” declared Koscheck. “It’s not worth it to me. I would rather step away from the sport than fight Jon Fitch.”

Those comments continue to hold true for the former NCAA Division I standout as he continues to stand by his words regarding any future fights with Fitch now that he’s no longer a member of AKA.

That said, “Kos” did intimate that he and Fitch would continue to help each other out as they’ve done in the past, thus leading to the conclusion that his exit from the camp that he’s called home for six years will never leave the door open for a fight with Fitch.

Though, Koscheck who defeated Mike Pierce via split decision at UFC 143 does have his sights set on both the winner and loser of the main-event card, newly-crowned interim titlist Carlos Condit and former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz.

“Yeah, definitely. Why not? He’s a tough guy. It would be a good fight,” Koscheck stated of Diaz.

When asked about facing Condi, Koscheck said, “There’s a little bit of history with us and we were supposed to fight tonight. I’m down.” 


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