UFC Quick Quote: Josh Koscheck is not going to be afraid to take punches against Matt Hughes

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"There's going to be no timidness here. I've been sparring with a lot of great guys in the gym, getting hit with punches by guys like King Mo, Luke Rockhold, (Jon) Fitch and all those guys in the gym that I train with on a daily basis. You know, I'm fighting three times a week in our gym. People gotta understand that. If you ever come to American Kickboxing Academy, you'll get to see the true training that we do and how hard it is. I have no second guesses that I'm going in there and I'm not going to be afraid to take punches, that's for sure."

-- If you had your face caved in during a fight and couldn't see out of one eye for a while, to the point that doctors wouldn't even operate on your broken orbital while waiting for the swelling to subside, would you err on the side of caution the next time out? Hell, most of you Joe Schmo's would likely call it quits altogether. Not only is Josh Koscheck not doing so after Georges St. Pierre jabbed him to death, but he asked for the toughest fight they could give him upon his return. And on top of that, his more than prepared to take a few more hammers to the head. He's not exactly fighting an elite boxer in Matt Hughes, of course, but the glimpse into his mental state in preparation for his first fight since taking such a beating is fascinating nonetheless. Anyone think he'll feel different at UFC 135 on Saturday night (Sept. 24) once it's go time? Hear more from "Kos" after the jump.

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