When you’re constantly mentioned as a potential pound-for-pound king, expect for your detractors to quickly conjure up a hater list. In the case of Georges St-Pierre, he’s been accused of either putting on “boring” (yet, dominant) fights or crying uncle when he’s in deep waters.
While most believed GSP’s mental midget days were in his rear-view mirror, Josh Koscheck believes it will come back to haunt him at UFC 124.
“If you look at when little Matt Serra was on top of him pounding him, he tapped out. So I believe that Georges has quit in him and you just have to take him to that point,” Josh Koscheck told FightersOnly. “Nobody has been able to do it since, but I plan on doing it on December 11th.”
This rematch has been a long time coming for Koscheck. The controversial wrestler ignited St-Pierre’s current seven-fight winning streak with a unanimous decision loss in August 2007. Despite his torrid run en route to recapturing the crown, Koscheck claims GSP will crumble once the lumber is laid.
“I believe he hasn’t been hit since Matt Serra. That was a good crack. His chin hasn’t been tested and I think Georges has quit in him,” he reiterated. “If you look at the first Matt Hughes fight where he arm barred him, he was tapping before it was even tight.
“I don’t think Georges has a good chin and I don’t think his hands are that good. So I want to keep this fight on the feet and knock his ass out.”
Since his upset loss to Serra, St-Pierre admitted to acquiring the services of a sports psychologist to help him get over the mental hump. Despite the undeniable success the French-Canadian has achieved under his doc’s tutelage, Koschek remains unimpressed by his performance.
“You don’t just go to somebody and they make you mentally stronger,” Koscheck explained. “You have either got it or you don’t.”
St-Pierre will get to show Koscheck exactly what he’s got when they collide inside the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.