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UFC Quick Quote: Josh Koscheck considered punching Jake Ellenberger in the balls

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

"Not taking anything from (Jake Ellenberger), but I fight nine out of 10 times, I smash him. But that's part of the game. He caught me, and I just think he was the better man that night because I made a mistake. I relaxed in that second period, and against the cage, I was in control of the fight, just trying to relax; just make Jake work out of there, out of the position we were in. And he slapped on that choke, and it was tight as shit. At one point, I was like, man, do I hit him in the nuts to get out of this thing? I was thinking, ‘I could just crack him in the balls right now.' And then I was like, ‘I'll just keep fighting it.' I made a mistake and it cost me the fight. You can't let your guard down, and I let my guard down for a minute."

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight No. 1 contender, Josh Koscheck, suffered his fourth-straight loss when he got choked out by Jake Ellenberger at the UFC 184 pay-per-view (PPV) event last month in Los Angeles, California (full results here). That's thanks to a "mistake" the original "Ultimate Fighter" made when "The Juggernaut" locked in a fight-ending submission (see it here). In fact, "Kos" told MMA Junkie that he beats Ellenberger nine of of 10 times, and you can even make the argument he wins 10 out of 10 times -- if he gives in to the urge to punch his opponent in the sack. Hey, that's one way to get out of a choke. Ouch.

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