Josh Koscheck knows that his chances of fighting for the UFC welterweight title are slim-to-none, at least until current champ Georges St-Pierre is dethroned by someone. As such, Kosheck has his sights set on another prize – “moneyweight” fights.
“Kos” defeated Matt Hughes in September with a devastating knockout in his first fight back since suffering a broken orbital bone in a loss to GSP. Names like the UFC Hall of Famer‘s are what drives Koscheck now.
“I want to fight the guys at the top,” said Koscheck, in a recent interview with MMANation. “That’s where I want to be. I want a big fight, my next fight to be a big fight. Who could it be? Maybe a Nick Diaz, maybe a B.J. Penn, Carlos Condit, maybe someone at 185 pounds. There are a lot of good guys at 185 pounds.”
Diaz, Penn and Condit are all competing at UFC 137 later this month, so the timing for a bout next year between Koscheck and any of the three could fit. Prior to replacing Diego Sanchez for the Hughes bout, Koscheck called out several middleweights, including Stephan Bonnar.
Diaz and Penn meet in the co-main event, while Condit takes on St-Pierre for the 170 pound division’s championship.
“I’d definitely like to fight some of those guys,” Koscheck said. “I want big names and big fights.”
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