Here is Koscheck interview about fighting BJ Penn:
"Me and B.J. have a good relationship," said Koscheck, "It's business, and, you
know what? I like to have big fights. I think that B.J. is the type of fighter
that would be a big fight for me. The UFC asked to try and stir up something.
You know, I do my job well, and I went on to my Twitter account, and just kinda
said, 'Hey, B.J. Let's do this fight.'"
"I don't think that fight really
hurt me, because a lot of people know that it could have gone either way. Johny
Hendricks is a tough kid, you know, comes from a wrestling background. I gotta
give him respect for what he's done in wrestling. I thought his weight classes
were a bit weaker than mine, possibly, but he was a good wrestler. He's
transitioning, now, into a fighter, and he's still young in his career. I think
he's got a long way to go to make it to the top. Johny Hendricks could probably
win ten fights in a row and still never make as much money as me."
a lot of hate. Not only by other fighters, but, obviously, the fans. What's
funny is, I play 'em all like a riddle. I'm the guy that's laughing, all the way
to the bank. I'd do it the same way. I was telling Mike (Straka), before, 'You
know what? I've been real, from day one. I've never changed, from the first
Ultimate Fighter till now. It's been like eight years or something that I've
been in the sport. I've never changed, and I won't change. I like I've done it
the right way. I did it my way, and not many people can say that."