NEW YORK - MARCH 06: UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck speaks at a press conference at Radio City Music Hall on March 06, 2012 in New York City. UFC announced that their third event on the FOX network will take place on Saturday, May 5 from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
Josh Koscheck isn't leaving much to the imagination in a recent sitdown with former training partner at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), Jon Fitch, about his acrimonious split with the San Jose, Calif.,-based gym.
Fight Hub TV was on the scene at Koscheck's crib (watch a tour right here) to film the candid conversation, during which Koscheck was once again very critical of his former boxing coach and AKA co-founder, Javier Mendez. In the past, Koscheck alluded to the fact that he didn't think Mendez "was a real coach," but in the video below, he really opens up about the reasons behind the rift.
In fact, he tells Fitch that he "hopes the gym burns to the ground," to which Fitch quips, "as long as I'm not in it."
Yes, Fitch still trains with AKA, while Koscheck now heads the Dethrone Base Camp. However, it seems far from ideal for Fitch, who recently had to voice his displeasure with the prospect of one-time rival B.J. Penn wanting to get a few nostalgic weeks of training in before his showdown with Rory MacDonald at UFC 152 two months from now.
Fitch himself has a big fight on the horizon, drawing Erick Silva at UFC 153 in October. If he's unsuccessful, perhaps he, too, will look to reinvigorate his mixed martial arts (MMA) career with a change of scenery. That's merely wild speculation, for now, but certainly worth giving a thought under the circumstances.
In the meantime, enjoy the video of Koscheck unloading on Mendez below, while Fitch squirms in a valiant effort to remain impartial: