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Josh Koscheck responds to Yves Lavigne's comments

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UPDATE: Yves Lavigne is denying that he gave the interview in question and it has been pulled from the web site. See more at

UFC welterweight contender Josh Koscheck responded to referee Yves Lavigne's comments that UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will "dominate" when the two meet for the title in December.

From Koscheck's official Website.

"UFC referee, Yves Lavigne is clearly not suited to be a referee after his rant of personal attacks and opinions on me as a fighter. It's supposed to be his job to look at a fight unbiased, but how can anyone trust this guy to fairly referee any fight ever again after his comments? It's scary to think this guy has been calling fights in the octagon for this long. It's very fair to say Mr. Lavigne will never ref one of my fights again. I would never put all my hard work as a fighter or my livelihood in the hands of this ref.

The (UFC) and the commission would be irresponsible to let him continue his job- any call this guy makes would have to be questioned. You call MMA a professional sport? Well, professional starts at the top. Never would an NFL, NBA or other major sports official state there personal opinions publicly about a player and keep their job. I now question every call Yves has ever made as a referee. Hopefully no fighter ever has to step into a fight with Yves Lavigne as referee. Better get that resume ready Lavigne....."