Mixed Martial Artist Josh Koscheck will be stepping into the ring for the first time, not as a member of the famed American Kickboxing Academy when he takes on Johnny Hendricks in the ‘Diaz v/s Miller’ fight night in the UFC on FOX 3 as the co-main event on Saturday at the famed Izod Center in East Rutherford suburb of New Jersey. Although Koscheck has distanced himself from one of the most famous gyms in the country that functions out of San Jose, California, he has not completely severed all ties with the gym that made him he superstar that he is today. He still has working relations with Dave Camarillo, Bob Cook and Jasper Tayaba, who are all trainers at the American Kickboxing Academy.
Speaking in the pre-match teleconference to the media, Josh Koscheck stated that he joined the American Kickboxing Academy when he started out in the field and has been there ever since, until now. He has seen many new trainers come and go and he has also seen the old ones remain to guide them and according to him, he has good working relations with all of them.
In order to prepare for this high octane match against Johnny Hendricks, who is former two-time National Wrestling Champion as well as a four time NCAA All American during his stint with the Oklahoma States University, Koscheck called in Alan Fried, another decorated fighter from the Oklahoma State University for help. Fried had a record of 129-6 during his stint as a Cowboy.
According to Josh Koscheck himself, he had put in a lot of hard work for this match, bringing in guys he had known from his stint at the American Kickboxing Academy as well as Alan Fried and he hopes that their inputs will help him secure victory over Hendricks.