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Monday, 09/05/2011, 05:15 pm

Josh Koscheck Accepts Short Notice Fight Against Matt Hughes

“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????”

Josh Koscheck has posted via his Twitter that he’s accepted the fight against Matt Hughes at UFC 135 in place of Diego Sanchez, after Sanchez was forced to pull out with a broken hand.  If Hughes agrees, this fight could be a long time in the making, as Koscheck has been asking for the former welterweight champion for many years.

Josh Koscheck was last seen at UFC 124 where he lost a unanimous decision to reigning UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre.  The fight was a heavily promoted title fight. as both were coming off coaching stints on season 12 of TUF.  However, Koscheck has remained sidelined since that fight after suffering a broken orbital bone that required surgery.  If Koscheck does step in for Sanchez (pending Hughes agreeing to the fight), it will be his first fight in about ten months.  Stay tuned to BJPenn.com as we’ll have more on this story as it develops.

By George C. Mathews of BJPENN.COM MMA NEWS

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