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Josh Koscheck lists Nick Diaz among the opponents he’d like to face in his next bout

UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck was one of the handful of fighters openly asking for action before the end of 2012. However, with the organization already having booked the bulk of the year’s remaining spots, it appears Koscheck won’t be stepping into the Octagon for a few more months.

“Doesn’t look like UFC has a fight for me until 2013, so I’ll just train and get better,” confirmed Koscheck on his Twitter account.

Koscheck was supposed to scrap with Jake Ellenberger in early September but was forced to pull out of the fight due to injury. When it comes to opponents Koscheck wants to take on in his return to the ring, Ellenberger’s name is certainly among them though he also has a few other potential adversaries in mind.

“I’d like to fight Nick Diaz, Demian Maia, Jake Ellenberger, (or) Rory MacDonald,” posted Koscheck. “Any of those guys will do it.”

MacDonald is currently matched with B.J. Penn in December, making him an unlikely option, though Ellenberger and Maia are currently available and Diaz’s suspension for marijuana use expires in February. The former Strikeforce welterweight champ has insulted Koscheck openly a number of times in the past, questioning his overall skill and pointing to his record as being padded with wins over subpar opposition. Meanwhile, Ellenberger is coming off an outpointing of Jay Hieron and Maia was last seen submitting Rick Story at UFC 153.

The 17-6 Koscheck suffered a Split Decision loss to Johny Hendricks in his last outing. Prior to the loss he’d won back-to-back bouts over Mike Pierce and Matt Hughes.


  • AlphaOmega says:

    If Kos isn’t going to fight until 2013 why not go ahead and remake the Ellenberger fight with him? Kos vs Diaz gives plenty of chances for the phantom eye poke since Diaz keeps his hand pawing in the other guys face the entire fight

  • Rece Rock says:

    Kos must not like his orbital bone…

  • moosebaby02 says:

    I dont think Kos really wants be to calling out Roy


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