Two days after indirectly accusing UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre of abusing the juice, Josh Koscheck is now singing a much different tune.
“Media stories on comments I made about rumors of GSP are in no way factual,” Koscheck told MMAFighting.com on Wednesday evening. “I’m known for polarizing comments, and I got caught up in hyping TUF and our fight. I was wrong, and apologize to GSP for trying to invalidate his hard work and talent.
“I’ve waited for this fight a long time, and can’t wait to face one of the best fighters in the world, and come out with the win.”
During Monday’s media day to promote “The Ultimate Fighter 12″ in Las Vegas, Nevada, the welterweight top contender told MMAJunkie.com he “heard” from Team BJ Penn that St-Pierre was on steroids and possibly HGH.
“BJ Penn and his camp gave me a little phone call,” Koscheck claimed. “They were saying, ‘Yeah, he’s on steroids. He’s this, he’s that.’ I said, ‘Yeah, there’s a possibility. The guy is pretty ripped all year round.’”
Today, Penn said that he didn’t contact Koscheck about the possibility of GSP juicing, however believes Koscheck might be a mind reader because the idea has crossed Penn’s dome quite a few times.
Koscheck may have referenced Team Penn regarding the roids issue, but these words came directly from his mouth without any assistance from the Hawaiians.
“We’ve just got to pray to God that he doesn’t grease up, and he gets off that juice so that we can equal things about it,” Kosheck told Junkie on Monday. “I just want to let him know that if he’s going to do that, it doesn’t matter. I’m still going to beat you because it can’t make the chin that much stronger. His chin’s still weak.”
GSP owns an impressive 20-2 professional record and has posted seven consecutive wins, including his unanimous decision victory over Koscheck at UFC 74. He’s solidified himself as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet, so it’s clear why Kos is backpedaling faster than an NFL cornerback.
The only problem is, the damage may have already been done.