Koshcheck: “If Matt Hughes is man enough, he’ll take the fight”

September 6, 2011 9:46 am by bjpenn.com staff 31 Comments

“He wants big-name fighters. He’s getting near the end of his career. I think he’ll take the fight because it’s good for the sport and good for the UFC. I’m a big-name fighter, so he can take that and run with it. I put it out there. I told UFC I’d do it, and if Matt Hughes is man enough, he’ll step up and do it. I think he’ll do it. I think he’ll take the fight.”

Finally close to a shot against Matt Hughes, long-time welterweight stand-out, Josh Koscheck tells the guys over at USA Today that the only way he doesn’t get the replacement slot for Diego Sanchez against Matt Hughes is if Hughes isn’t man enough to do so.

The deep welterweight roster over at Koscheck’s home gym of AKA in San Jose has been campaigning for a shot at Hughes for the past several years, however the former divisional champion has eluded them, perhaps up until this point.

With just a little over two weeks until fight night, the UFC has remained silent on the issue, as has Hughes, however, the always bold Koscheck is keeping his name at the top of the list and will probably continue to do so until a decision is announced.

Stay tuned…

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