UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck has offered to step up for his old rival Diego Sanchez to take on UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes later this month at UFC 135.
Shortly after it was revealed that Sanchez had broken his hand and would be forced to withdraw from the UFC 135 co-main event, Koscheck took to his Twitter account and revealed that he had been offered to the former multiple-time welterweight champ as a replacement opponent.
“:) Got a fight in 21 days b*tches…….. Oh ya 19 days then or something like that!!!! Either way it looks like I am in to fight matt Hugh if he takes it????” posted Koscheck.
Koscheck and Sanchez cultivated a long-running feud during their tenure on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, where they both competed as middleweights.
Koscheck was heavily rumored to appear on the UFC 139 fight card, which takes place in the American Kickboxing Academy product’s backyard of San Jose, California, in a one-off middleweight contest against an opponent over which many have speculated, but none have been able to pinpoint.
Widely considered to be a top ten welterweight, Koscheck has run into a brick wall in champion Georges St-Pierre, having come up short against Rush on two separate occasions. The former NCAA Division-1 champ holds an overall record of 15-5 and a UFC promotional record of 13-5.