Josh Koscheck has accomplished a lot in his time in the UFC. The former NCAA Division 1 wrestling champion came into the first season of The Ultimate Fighter as raw as a fighter gets. Josh had no striking experience whatsoever, but utilized his expertise on the mat to garner wins.
Ultimately, Koscheck developed into an all around fighter, and even began to favor his striking more at some points in his UFC career. After winning three in a row in 2009-2010, Koscheck was given a shot at the UFC Welterweight championship against Georges St-Pierre. Josh ultimately lost the bout, but it was apparent the unbelievable strides that he had made during his career.
Koscheck is currently in the worst rough patch of his career, as he has lost three straight and the last two by TKO/KO. In his last bout, at UFC 167, Koscheck was knocked out by Tyron Woodley in the first round. After the bout, it seemed that retirement may be a real possibility for Koscheck, but recent reports suggest otherwise.
In a recent interview with ESPN, Koscheck explained that he wants to fulfill the last two fights on his UFC contract. He also noted that he has turned down two fight offers from the UFC since losing to Woodley in November:
I’ve been training my whole life. I’ve never had a break. I feel like I need to get away and take some time off and enjoy life. At this point, I’m still coming back. I have two more fights on my contract, and I plan on fighting those out and seeing if I want to continue. I’m obligated to two more fights with the UFC. I’ve been called twice for fights, and I told the UFC, ‘no.’ I’m not ready yet.
FanSided will keep you up to date when any news regarding Koscheck’s return is made available.