Before jumping at the chance to retire Matt Hughes, Josh Koscheck was being all mysterious about the possibility of going up to 185 pounds for some awesome fights ‘for the fans’. So who was he talking about?
“St-Pierre, I’m not going to fight him any time soon,” Koscheck said. “All the top guys were tied up. So I thought, ‘What’s going to give me some motivation to train hard and get in the gym?’ And I was like, ‘Man, I need to find a big fight.’ So we were asking for a number of fighters in the 185-pound division. Chris Leben was one of the guys that we asked for, and Wanderlei Silva was the second guy.
“Nothing against those guys – they’re good fighters – I just thought it would be fun for the fans and give me some motivation to train.”
Chris Leben would be a great fight since they have all that history together. Koscheck and Bobby Southworth tortured Chris through the first season of the Ultimate Fighter, and while he’s probably worked through a lot of those fatherless bastard issues with a psychiatrist, I’m sure a rematch with Kos would be therapeutic. Or send him back into a spiral of alcoholism and destruction. Whatever. Either way, fun fight!