Almost nine months after losing to Georges St.Pierre in Canada, Josh Koscheck still remains on the sidelines healing from the fractured orbital bone he suffered in that welterweight title bout.
The outspoken fighter is finally getting back on track however and in a new post on his Twitter account he reveales that he now knows when he’ll step back into the Octagon.
“My next fight is in SAN JOSE cali. NOV 19th Good chance fighting at 185lbs. :) should know real soon who.”
Koscheck had spoken earlier in the year about a desire to fight at middleweight on his return, though not on a permanent basis, seeing it purely as an opportunity to have a tune-up fight on his road back down to 170lbs.
If so it won’t be his first time fighting at middleweight – he competed at 185lbs on The Ultimate fighter Season 1, defeating Chris Leben before losing to Diego Sanchez.
Coincidentally, another competitor on TUF season 1 – Stephan Bonnar, has been touted as a possible opponent for Koscheck after the two became embroiled in a war of words a few months back. At the time Koscheck called the light-heavyweight fighter out to a fight at 185lbs.
Bonnar seemed up for the challenge, but it’s highly questionable whether the UFC would actually entertain the idea.