“For the record, he was never my coach, Koscheck corrected. “He tagged along here and there.” When asked if Mendez ever worked with him Josh admitted, “of course he worked with me. But did I learn anything? Eh.”
“If they had real coaching, you would have seen a lot more champions,” he claims. “If they (the fighters at AKA) are smart, they come (to Dethrone) and get real coaching.”
This is what happens when you bring someone with the reputation of Josh Koscheck (not that they knew at the time) to your fold—it’s bound to end in some serious bitch backstabbing outburst.
Since 2004, “Kos” was a resident Team AKA fighter, and for his own reasons decided to up sticks and head for the more cozy, idyllic and journey hassle-free Fresno, California, where he currently trains.
Nothing bad with that, I mean…its all good.
However, along comes Ariel Helwani of “The MMA Hour” shoving a microphone down his throat (not literally, but you get the gist) and all hell breaks loose.
Kos, never the self-effacing type, but more the self-serving sort lets rip at his former coaches, (the same coaches who helped turn him into the fighter he is today) especially AKA founder Javier Mendez for their supposed incompetence and lack of championship mentality regarding fighters.
Remember, these were the guys and the crew he called La Familia for all those years…well I hope so, but knowing Kos, he was just biding his time.
And when that time came, he turned on them like Judas did Jesus Christ.
Don’t laugh, what he said about AKA was tantamount to treason—a vicious verbal slight if there ever was one.
Whatever beef he had with Mendez, he should’ve let sleeping dogs lie.