Josh Koscheck Reveals Nick Diaz’s Camp Is Interested in Fight Super Bowl Weekend


Sometimes you ask and you shall receive… but not quite.

Just a few days ago, UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck posted his “wish list” of potential opponents for his return to action in 2013.

Among those names was former UFC title contender Nick Diaz, who will be eligible to return from his commission mandated one-year suspension early next year. Diaz was suspended for 12 months after testing positive for marijuana in the state of Nevada for the second time in his career.

It seems Nick Diaz’s camp is also interested in the fight, according to the latest post from Koscheck on Twitter.

“I’d like to fight before February, but Cesar (Gracie) is calling for me (to) fight (Nick) Diaz in February Super Bowl weekend,” wrote Koscheck late Sunday evening.

“What you guys think? I am down! Don’t be scared homie.”

The possibility of a Koscheck vs. Diaz fight might seem very enticing to all parties, but unless something dramatic happens, it wouldn’t take place on the proposed UFC 157 card for Super Bowl weekend.

The 2013 Super Bowl will be contested on Sunday, Feb. 3, next year, and while it may seem like a matter of semantics, Diaz’s suspension runs through Feb. 4, 2013.

If UFC 157 takes place Super Bowl weekend, that would slot fight night as Feb. 2, 2013.

Once his suspension is lifted, Diaz will still have to re-apply for a fight license in whatever state he intends to fight in, and while it’s not likely to be any kind of issue, he still can’t do that until Feb. 4, 2013, at the earliest.

The only other solution would be for the Nevada State Athletic Commission to make an exception in this case, or if the fight actually does come to fruition, move it to a later date once Diaz is off suspension.

It’s unknown at this time if UFC officials are actually exploring this option, or if Gracie, who acts at Diaz’s trainer and manager, is just doing a little matchmaking on his own.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all the latest UFC news and updates.

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