A lot has changed since Josh Koscheck last stepped in the cage on March 21, 2015 against Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 62.
There are new owners of the UFC, a Reebok-apparel deal, random drug testing by the UFC which is overseen by USADA and Bellator starting to pry away free agents from the UFC and around the world.
The latter holds true for Koscheck as he signed with the company in June 2015. Injuries have set back the former two-time UFC welterweight champion from making his debut but it finally happens on Saturday night at Bellator 172 when he fights Mauricio Alonso.
Koscheck has started a variety of businesses and really doesn’t need to fight. The 39-year-old doesn’t know how long he will be in the promotion and won’t have any effect on the welterweight division that features nemesis Paul Daley, Michael Page, Rory MacDonald and champion Douglas Lima.
“I have to be real I don’t know if I have one, or two, or three fights left,” Koscheck told CagePages.com. “I’m 39-years-old… I want to be able to have a brain and I want to be able to run my company when I’m all set and done… The training is tough. It is a young man’s sport and I realize that. I’ll be here for a little bit but it ain’t gonna be that long, I don’t think I’ll have that big of an effect on the welterweight division at Bellator.”