MONTREAL- MAY 8: Josh Koscheck (top) punches Paul Daley in their welter weight bout at UFC 113 at Bell Centre on May 8, 2010 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
It's been six months since UFC welterweight and former #1 contender Josh Koscheck announced he was leaving American Kickboxing Academy (AKA), the long time San Jose-based gym of the likes of Cain Velasquez, Jon Fitch, and Koscheck himself. Upon his split, Koscheck went on to turn one of his AKA affiliate gyms into Dethrone Base Camp in Fresno. That doesn't mean that his feud with AKA founder Javier Mendez is now silenced. In fact, Koscheck (along with his former teammate and close friend Jon Fitch) was interviewed at his house by Fight Hub TV (Correction: The clip was provided to Fight Hub TV by Nuvo TV for their upcoming reality show about AKA. The show debuts on Nuvo TV at 10 p.m. on August 15) about his time at Dethrone and (primarily) his disdain for Mendez.
When Fitch asked whether or not Koscheck burned bridges with AKA, he had this to say:
"The bridge over in San Jose is pretty much burnt. And it's nothing with anybody over there, there's only one person, and we all know that person is Javier [Mendez]. I just wasn't happy and it wasn't the place for me anymore."
At the end of the clip Koscheck has some indirect but harsh wishes for Mendez:
Koscheck: "I hope the gym burns ... to the ground. Is that bad?"
Fitch: "As long as I'm not in it."
Koscheck: "Hopefully nobody's in it ... well maybe one person. But if it burns down I'm cool, and we'll be good."
You can see the video after the jump.