Josh Koscheck was hoping to fight one more time in 2012, but it looks like he will be waiting until the New Year to return to action.

The former Ultimate Fighter season one competitor has been out of action since May when he lost a close, split decision to Johny Hendricks at UFC on Fox 3.

He was expected to return in September to face Jake Ellenberger at UFC 151, but an injury sidelined Koscheck and pushed him out of the fight.

Now that he’s healthy again, Koscheck was hoping to get scheduled for a fight as soon as possible, but according to the fighter’s latest message via Twitter, he’s going to have to wait until 2013.

“Doesn’t look like the UFC has a fight for me until 2013. So I’ll just train and get better,” Koscheck wrote on Tuesday.

When he does come back, there are a few names on his wish list for opponents, but Koscheck has never been too much in the business of hand picking who he will fight.

“I’d like to fight Nick (Diaz), Demian Maia, Jake Ellenberger, Rory MacDonald, any of those guys will do it,” said Koscheck.

The former NCAA champion wrestler has even offered to venture back up to middleweight, something he’s done multiple times in the past when talking about stepping up when the UFC needed him.

“They know I’ll fight anyone,” Koscheck wrote. “I even said I’d fight at 185 if needed.”

It remains to be seen who Koscheck will face, but many of the names on his list would be available for fights in 2013 with the exception of Rory MacDonald who fights at UFC on Fox 5 on Dec. 5 against B.J. Penn.

For more news and rumors make sure you “like” MMAWeekly.com on Facebook.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Ronda Rousey targets Holly Holm rematch in 2016: 'That's what I want to do'

  • 27 days ago
  • 11 views

It won’t happen at UFC 200 in July, but Ronda Rousey wants her championship rematch with women’s bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm to take place before the year is out. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Teammate: Josh Koscheck will fight again despite Bellator debut injury withdrawal

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 views

Josh Koscheck’s withdrawal from his Bellator debut due to injury could have been a significant setback for the veteran fighter. Fortunately, though, it won’t spell the end of the road for the 38-year read news >>

California State Athletic Commission won’t pursue Alexander Shlemenko for Russia fight

  • 22 days ago
  • 25 views

Former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko is scheduled to fight in Russia despite a three-year suspension for alleged steroid use.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Paul Daley criticizes rival Josh Koscheck, seeks rematch 'before he changes his mind'

  • 20 days ago
  • 20 views

Paul Daley’s interest in a rematch with Josh Koscheck continues to wane.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Paul Bradley won't alter style to avoid fouls in Bellator 148 rematch with Honeycutt

  • 18 days ago
  • 10 views

Paul Bradley said he won’t make any fundamental changes to his tactics in order to avoid a repeat situation when he rematches Chris Honeycutt on Friday at Bellator 148.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

The Complete Guide to UFC on Fox 18: Johnson vs. Bader

  • 17 days ago
  • 6 views

Ryan Bader will get one more chance to make his case for a shot at the light heavyweight title at UFC on Fox 18 Saturday night. Seven years in the UFC and a great many ups and downs have transformed read news >>

Scott Coker: Bellator targeting summer for Paul Daley-Josh Koscheck rematch

  • 16 days ago
  • 3 views

It appears Bellator is done playing games when it comes to booking a rematch between welterweights Paul Daley and Josh Koscheck.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Bellator 148 Results: Paul Daley Picks Up Quick Finish, Fires Shots at Josh Koscheck

  • 15 days ago
  • 33 views

Paul Daley showed off his punching power when he blasted Andy Uhrich with a first-round knockout in the main event at Bellator 148 on Friday evening. read news >>

On two-fight skid, Diego Ferreira hoping to get career back on track at UFC on FOX 18

  • 15 days ago
  • 5 views

After a perfect start to his MMA career, including his first two UFC fights, Diego Ferreira got a pretty stiff dose of reality. Now he’s trying to get back on track. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Jon Fitch to Face Joao Zeferino for Title After WSOF Pres Says Jake Shields Won’t Fight

  • 11 days ago
  • 19 views

The planned WSOF welterweight title fight between Jon Fitch and Jake Shields has been nixed after WSOF president says Shields won't honor contract. read news >>