Koscheck should goto Middleweight

he should goto 185 and experiment there for a bit. he hits hard enough that his power will carry over and when your wrestling is that good i think the size difference doesn't matter as much look at Rashad, Frankie Edgar, jake shields. also going up can be easier than down in some cases because of the speed and agility difference. speed kills.

If Koscheck puts on a little bit of muscle and actually uses his full mma game i think he smashes top middleweights like bisping, marquardt, wanderlei, maia

he already fought for the belt at WW and wont make it back for a long time, he has few fights left in the division maybe shields, hardy, but 185 is way more intriguing he has some big money fights at middleweight that are very winnable for him

StoutGapedTheQueen - He hits hard, but he hits nobody... Not anyone who has done more than 3 months boxing training anyway...


once he stops making it apparent when hes striking and when hes wrestling hell start knocking out more people. Hes already doing a better job. If he can improve his transition game between striking and wrestling and really improve on that shootboxing style GSP uses Koscheck will knock a lot more people out and be very hard to stop when unpredictable

 he would be better served at dropping a weight class than going up.  Either way he is a top 5 welterweight but will never beat GSP.

Jsteven -  he would be better served at dropping a weight class than going up.  Either way he is a top 5 welterweight but will never beat GSP.


disagree... if he makes the weight he will be dead and sluggish. frankie edgar would literally pick him apart worse than GSP koscheck wouldnt get his hands on him once

the fight to make would be bisping vs koscheck the trashtalk would be unreal

bisping has pretty good wrestling no where near koschecks level but hes definitely bigger, bisping is the better striker but koscheck hits harder

if koscheck uses the right gameplan he destroys bisping and possibly KOs him on the ground

StoutGapedTheQueen - Top 10 WW, not top 5. And the only way he beats anyone in the top 20 is by lay and pray.



LOL

Koscheck isn't that tall for a MW doesn't have the reach really, at 5 ft 10 73 inches reach.

He gave up 3 inches to GSP and it was 3 inches for a jab to land all night long and close up his eye.


Anderson is 6'2 with a 77.5 inch reach...Kos would never be able to get near him

Sonnen is 6'1 (74" reach), Belfort is 6 ft, Marquardt is 6 Feet (74" reach), Okami is 6'2 he'd be giving up a lot of height and reach to most of his opponents at 185. He'd need to put muscle on, and with Sonnen, Okami and Marquardt there are some already good wrestlers at 185 anyway, if GSP moves up its pointless for him to move. He's better off getting a few more wins and hoping GSP makes the permanent move in the next year or two IMO.

Kos should fight Tito or Hardy next. Those are 2 good grudge matches

StoutGapedTheQueen - Top 10 WW, not top 5. And the only way he beats anyone in the top 20 is by lay and pray.



How did he beat Anthony Johnson?



At least he hasn't spent the last couple years eeking out spilt decision wins over the like of Akihiro Gono & Marcus Davis.

mtone88 - 
Jsteven -  he would be better served at dropping a weight class than going up.  Either way he is a top 5 welterweight but will never beat GSP.





disagree... if he makes the weight he will be dead and sluggish. frankie edgar would literally pick him apart worse than GSP koscheck wouldnt get his hands on him once


LOL!!!   Edgar got dominated by Maynard.  Koscheck ( who has said that he'd have no problem making 155 ) would maul Frankie.

Not every fighter has to become a champ. I don't get the whole move to a different weight class if you lose a title fight thing. Kos can make good money putting on exciting fights at WW. No need to move.

Yeah the "Koscheck has become a complete martial artist" myth is absolute nonsense.

Hardy next

Jsteven -  he would be better served at dropping a weight class than going up.  Either way he is a top 5 welterweight but will never beat GSP.



This... LW not MW

I wouldnt mind seeing Kos get beat up by some middleweights. I dont think he would fair that well in that division and would likely do better moving down.

Id especially like to see Kos get in the cage with Tito. Just to see Kos get his mouth shut again.

Why? So GSP can move up to MW and beat his ass again? He should stay where he is and re-establish himself amongst the rest of the WW. Phone Post

StoutGapedTheQueen - Top 10 WW, not top 5. And the only way he beats anyone in the top 20 is by lay and pray.



 This is true.  Here is his Top 10 list...













1. Paul Daley

2. Paul Daley

3. Paul Daley

4. Paul Daley

5. Paul Daley

6. Paul Daley

7. Paul Daley

8. Paul Daley

9. Paul Daley

10. Josh Koscheck

 imo the only guy he'd beat at 185 is bisping