Photo of UFC 143's Josh Koscheck by Esther LIn via SBnation.com.
"Mike Pierce, I knew he was a tough kid coming into the fight, but to be honest, I really didn't have the urge to fight him because he is down there on the ladder. It was a lose-lose for me you know, but I am down for challenges and I found a way to win. It's not the prettiest thing but you can't have knock out everytime. To the crowd out there and everybody who hates me, ***k yourselves. I'm sick of being nice you know, I'm sick of it. You know, I go out of my way to be nice to fans, I go out of my way to let them get to know me, but, you want to keep booing? I'll keep being a dick. You want to come at me, I'll come at you. Don't come up to me and get an autograph from me then. Stay away, don't come up to me. You know, I know I got fans out there, but all these pricks out there at the Mandalay Bay tonight, I'll walk down the street and they will all be like, "Oh Koscheck!" F*** you! I'm definitely ready to take on the winner of tonight's fight. I think it will be a different matchup than tonight with Pierce. I think I'll be able to let my hands go and use a lot of wrestling and just go at it you know. I think the winner is going to fight again, so why not let Josh Koscheck have that fight?"
-- You don't like Josh Koscheck? Well, guess what, he doesn't like you, either. After his split decision win over a very game Mike Pierce last night (Feb. 4, 2012) at UFC 143 in Las Vegas, Nevada, "Kos" tells UFC.com that he is sick of being nice to fans and there will be no more Mr. Nice Guy. Koscheck, who has always had a love-hate relationship with fans, had never really vented on the boos he often receives, but after the "Sin City" crowd showered the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) product with boos after a very close split decision win, he didn't hold back any punches. And, apparently, it was the straw the broke the camel's back. So a word of advice to you autograph seekers out there, if you aren't a true "Kos" fan, do not come up and ask for an autograph and expect get one if you recently booed him. It just ain't happening. Anyone think Josh is going too far with his comments? Or do you actually side with his harsh sentiments?