- Posted: 2:58 PM, August 1, 2012
The brash UFC star says in a promo for the new show “Fight Factory” on Nuvo TV that he hopes his old training camp, American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif., “burns to the ground.” Koscheck left AKA recently after eight years to start his own gym, Dethrone Base Camp in Fresno.
In a conversation with current AKA fighter and close friend Jon Fitch, Koscheck lets loose in the commercial, ripping AKA founder and kickboxing coach Javier Mendez because the trainer “wanted to build his own fame off of us.”
“I hope the gym burns to the ground,” Koscheck said. “Is that bad?”
Fitch replies: “As long as I’m not in it.”
“Hopefully nobody’s in it,” Koscheck says back. “Well, maybe one person (Mendez). If it burns down, I’m cool. We’ll be good.”
Koscheck, who fought Georges St. Pierre for the UFC welterweight title two years ago, is scheduled to face Jake Ellenberger in the co-main event of UFC 151 on Sept. 1. Jon Jones defends the light heavyweight title against Dan Henderson in the headliner.
“Fight Factory” is a reality series that goes inside AKA and Koshcheck’s new camp. It premieres Wednesday, Aug. 15 on Nuvo TV at 10 p.m. and will feature such fighters as former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, current Strikeforce heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier, Fitch and, of course, Koscheck, who is always good for some entertainment.
“I say what I feel and if you don’t like it, tough s**t,” Koscheck says in the promo.