Here’s an idea for a great reality show: follow Josh Koscheck as he builds his new gym from the bottom up. I’m not even kidding. Every time someone puts a camera or a microphone in front of Koscheck, something magic happens. People can’t help but watch and listen to someone they love to hate and Koscheck is a classic heel. That isn’t to say he is right or wrong, but like he said on the very first season of The Ultimate Fighter, he’s an instigator. He likes to stir the pot just to see what tasty morsel of an argument he can cook up. Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t that exactly what TV executives look for in reality shows? It would be like Miami Ink but instead of Ami tattooing and shouting, you get Josh being Josh.
Then again, we already have people following Josh about and asking him questions about his new gym, as well as why he quit American Kickboxing Academy. Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting has a reputation as one of the best players in the whole damn game for a reason. His ability to get people to deliver quotable and interesting lines on camera is right up there with say, LayzieTheSavage. Case in point? Check out this video in which Ariel talks to Josh about such matters and Koscheck provocatively claims that if AKA had ‘real’ coaches, they would have produced more champions. TV executives take note, this is the kind of pot-stirring that you could get every week. [Source]