"I have a lot of ulterior motives that motivate me. There are a lot of people like you out here who write all these stories and shit like, "Oh, he's old, he's this, youth versus age...." Bullshit. You guys are all fucking retards who think that. Retards. I've been hearing a lot of it -- a lot f tweets and shit. I laugh at you idiots. Man, you guys are crazy. Who's that guy, Bernard Hopkins? Didn't he just kick someone's ass the other day? And how old is he? Oh ... he lost? Well, I mean, he was the champion, right? I mean how old is that guy, 47? C'mon, he's still fighting. Let's be real. Look at Randy Couture. Is that a rare case? Dan Henderson. Look at Dan Henderson -- he's 40, right? Is that a rare case? Chuck Liddell was what, 37-38? Real rare. You guys are retards for writing that shit."
-- Former number one Welterweight contender Josh Koscheck has a few choice words for the mixed martial arts (MMA) media and fans who think he's a has-been at 34-years-old: You're retarded. "Kos" might have been around long enough to collect nice cars and waterfront homes, but according to The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) alum, he's far from finished. In fact, the collegiate wrestling standout feels reborn since his departure from American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), getting new looks with new (and old) trainers and training partners as he prepares to take on Johny Hendricks in the UFC on FOX 3 co main event this weekend from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Koscheck sounds motivated more than ever to prove the doubters (sounds more like haters) wrong as he plans to work his way back to the top of the 170-pound division. He's in a good spot: "Big Rig" is guaranteed a title shot, apparently, if he can score another big win over one of the division's historically toughest outs. It's unclear, meanwhile, where a win will put Koscheck in the contender pecking order. With more than 20 fights inside the Octagon, including a five-round unanimous decision loss to UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, Koscheck will likely have to mow down one or two more top dogs to regain consideration. A tall task, but one that he appears to be up for ... no matter how long it takes him. For more on the upcoming bout between Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks be sure to hit up our complete fight archive right here.