The Ultimate Fighter 1 contestant and top welterweight Josh Koscheck has apparently came to terms with the UFC and signed a 20 month contract extension with the company, according to MMAMania.
“I feel that the extension is a good thing for me because I still have a job…The UFC is the only show in town. If I wasn’t with them I would be a struggling fighter looking for work in a struggling country.”
Koscheck also indicated that he would like to stay active, fighting as much as six times in 2009. Kos recently scored KO of the night honors after dropping Yoshiyuki Yoshida in the first round at UFC Fight Night 16 “UFC Fights For The Troops”.
“There are a lot of reasons I want to fight so much … I am in the gym all year around and I would rather be fighting then just training. The only way I make money is by fighting. So I told the UFC that I want to fight five or six times in 2009. I don’t care who I fight, anyone willing to step up I’ll be ready. I am a fighter and that’s what I love to do.”
“Every fight is a dangerous fight when your in the UFC … I have to train hard and not give this kid a chance to make his name off of me. The upside to fighting Paulo is that I get to fight!”
“I want to fight five to six times this year – I’ll be very unhappy if the UFC can’t get me fights … I am happy to be back and I’m ready to fight.”