Dana White is never a man that’s afraid to speak his mind, even if it means calling out one of his own employees in public.
“I’m no Josh Koscheck fan,” White told Yahoo! Sports yesterday. “Personally, I think he’s [expletive]. We actually don’t get along very well.”
That frank assessment of the fighter could lead to some awkward moments in the near future considering that Koscheck has just fought his way to a title show with current welterweight champion Georges St.Pierre and will be appearing alongside White on a regular basis as a coach on the 12th season of The Ultimate Fighter.
White is no stranger to situations like this though, having had previous feuds with fighters like Tito Ortiz, Rampage Jackson and Roy Nelson to name but a few. He’s also fallen out with Koscheck’s team-mate Jon Fitch in the past, and is known to be frustrated by members of the ATT team’s refusal to fight each other in the octagon.
White’s comments paint Koscheck in an unfavorable light, but to fair that’s nothing new for the 32 year old who has appeared comfortable, and at times appeared to revel, in the ‘villain’ role since appearing in very first season of TUF.
At last weekend’s UFC 113 event the fighter was soundly booed before, during and after his fight with Paul Daley, and did little to endear himself to the fans as he attempted to get a rise out of them during his post-fight interview.