How do you convince yourself that you can beat someone who’s already decisively beaten you, and who is currently regarded as one of the pound-for-pound greats in the sport?
For Josh Koscheck it appears to be his faith in his evolution as a fighter since facing current welterweight champion Georges St.Pierre back in August of 2007.
“The evolution of Josh Koscheck as a fighter has definitely come 360. You know I’m the type of person that doesn’t try to look past the opportunity I have today to become a better fighter. This Josh Koscheck, now, he knows a lot more about fighting.”
In fact the 32 year-old sees his past loss to GSP as part of the learning curve that’s got him to this moment in his career, getting his opportunity to fight for the belt.
“This is the biggest fight of my life,” Koscheck tells UFC.com in his pre-fight interview. “I think it gives me a huge advantage that I got to fight Georges St.Pierre early in my career. This time round Georges St.Pierre is going to see a different fighter. He’s going to see a fighter that’s got the tenacity to come out and finish fights.”
Koscheck now has his eyes firmly set on the belt that currently resides around the champion’s waist, and he’s determined that the next time he leaves the octagon it will be in his possession.
“One thing I’ve been good at my whole career is finding a way to get what I want. You know, he’s going to see that come December 11th. I’m coming to hurt you, and I’m going to put on a show and come away with a victory.”
Check out Koscheck’s full pre-fight comments below.