After a KO loss to Tyon Woodley at UFC 167, his third straight defeat, Josh Koscheck reportedly toyed with the idea of retirement.
UFC president Dana White hopes that doesn’t happen though, stating that retirement might be a little premature for the TUF 1 vet.
“Josh sent me a huge text (after the fight), and his text sounded a little bit like retirement,” White said at the post-UFC 167 media event. “I don’t ever mess with guys when they talk about retirement, but it might be a little premature for Josh, too.”
“I think Josh is still one of the most talented guys out there,” White added. “He fought a beast who was ready to go tonight. Josh hurt him tonight. Josh hurt him. I love Koscheck. I love that kid. I love the way he fights, I love his attitude. The guy gets booed out of the arena every time he comes in, but he still goes in and fights his ass off. He’s a tough kid. When you’re standing in the octagon and you look across, you know you’re in for a fight.”
Following the loss, Koscheck’s record dropped to 17-8. He has now lost his last two by first-round knockout.