Josh Koscheck wants Nick Diaz at UFC 157 on Super Bowl weekend

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Budgellism
10/29/12 8:34:32AM
If Nick Diaz (26-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) has to fight at least once more before a title shot, Josh Koscheck (17-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) figures it might as well be against him.

Koscheck recently mentioned Diaz, Demian Maia, Jake Ellenberger and Rory MacDonald as targeted opponents for 2013.

Now, he said he's taking up Diaz trainer Cesar Gracie's challenge for the contenders to meet at the UFC's Super Bowl weekend show, which is expected to be UFC 157 on Feb. 2 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

"I am DOWN! Don't be scared Homie! #559 lol," Koscheck tweeted.

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airkerma
10/29/12 8:58:27AM

That would be awesome. That is all.
Bythar
10/29/12 9:09:07AM
This is a good fight. It should test Diaz's maturity. Will he be ready for the takedown control? Or will he call Josh Koscheck a bitch for using wrestling techniques in a mixed martial arts contest?
Theoutlaw08
10/29/12 9:36:29AM
Would love for this to happen. Two fighters that are shown as the bad guys of MMA. Could end up being a war. If the fight happens I believe Kos will try to get it to the floor because Diaz is less of a threat there. However, he has to get him there first. I say, whoever has the better game plan will take this one in the long run. Either Diaz via (t)ko or Kos via Sub. Thats what I'd be torn between.

Lucas
10/29/12 9:57:38AM

Posted by Theoutlaw08

Would love for this to happen. Two fighters that are shown as the bad guys of MMA. Could end up being a war. If the fight happens I believe Kos will try to get it to the floor because Diaz is less of a threat there. However, he has to get him there first. I say, whoever has the better game plan will take this one in the long run. Either Diaz via (t)ko or Kos via Sub. Thats what I'd be torn between.




There is no way Kos subs Diaz, if Kos wins it's by a decision
BillsNewAccount
10/29/12 10:44:47AM

Posted by Lucas


Posted by Theoutlaw08

Would love for this to happen. Two fighters that are shown as the bad guys of MMA. Could end up being a war. If the fight happens I believe Kos will try to get it to the floor because Diaz is less of a threat there. However, he has to get him there first. I say, whoever has the better game plan will take this one in the long run. Either Diaz via (t)ko or Kos via Sub. Thats what I'd be torn between.




There is no way Kos subs Diaz, if Kos wins it's by a decision



The only way to defeat a Diaz is by decision. If you put a Diaz in a dark alleyway with anyone, Diaz walks out.
Budgellism
10/29/12 10:56:13AM

Posted by Lucas


Posted by Theoutlaw08

Would love for this to happen. Two fighters that are shown as the bad guys of MMA. Could end up being a war. If the fight happens I believe Kos will try to get it to the floor because Diaz is less of a threat there. However, he has to get him there first. I say, whoever has the better game plan will take this one in the long run. Either Diaz via (t)ko or Kos via Sub. Thats what I'd be torn between.




There is no way Kos subs Diaz, if Kos wins it's by a decision



NaturalBornKiller92
10/29/12 11:59:41AM
Is there something I am missing here? The article said he is suspended until two days after UFC 157 is everyone assuming he is going to get out of his suspension early?
prozacnation1978
10/29/12 12:16:07PM
I believe he will still be suspended come 157.
I still think fight would happen unless
Gsp loses to condit. And then its Diaz vs gsp in Canada in 2013
Bubbles
10/29/12 12:16:28PM

Posted by NaturalBornKiller92

Is there something I am missing here? The article said he is suspended until two days after UFC 157 is everyone assuming he is going to get out of his suspension early?


way to piss on our parade

I don't know who to cheer for as I like both fighters (crazy I know), but for division implications I want Diaz to win
crushedbacon
10/29/12 1:48:15PM

Posted by NaturalBornKiller92

Is there something I am missing here? The article said he is suspended until two days after UFC 157 is everyone assuming he is going to get out of his suspension early?



Exactly what I was thinking.... How can he fight Feb 2nd when he's not eligible to apply for a license until Feb 4th... I'd like to see Diaz on that card as much as anybody, considering his suspension is a joke, I hope he can appeal the date he can apply for a license somehow... Overeem gets 9 months for whatever he was doing, Diaz gets 12 months for being good at chilling out. Bizzaro world....
ghandikush
10/29/12 2:00:17PM
Kos will do what he's always done since his first loss to GSP and swing himself into a coma against a competent striker when he could win an EASY decision. I'm sorry but when Sean Sherk and Diego Sanches are pulling easy dec wins over Diaz its pretty evident a REAL wrestler would take 30-27 rapage.

Wasted talent for dollar bills.
BillsNewAccount
10/29/12 4:52:08PM

Posted by ghandikush

Kos will do what he's always done since his first loss to GSP and swing himself into a coma against a competent striker when he could win an EASY decision. I'm sorry but when Sean Sherk and Diego Sanches are pulling easy dec wins over Diaz its pretty evident a REAL wrestler would take 30-27 rapage.

Wasted talent for dollar bills.



Nick Diaz got out struck by KJ Noons 5 years ago but you don't see me ranting about how his boxing sucks. No doubt Diaz's weakest aspect is his wrestling but he looks like a much sharper fighter than he did 7 years ago.
Budgellism
10/29/12 4:55:27PM

Posted by NaturalBornKiller92

Is there something I am missing here? The article said he is suspended until two days after UFC 157 is everyone assuming he is going to get out of his suspension early?



I didn't do the math and I guess Koscheck didn't either.
ghandikush
10/29/12 5:08:51PM

Posted by BillsNewAccount


Posted by ghandikush

Kos will do what he's always done since his first loss to GSP and swing himself into a coma against a competent striker when he could win an EASY decision. I'm sorry but when Sean Sherk and Diego Sanches are pulling easy dec wins over Diaz its pretty evident a REAL wrestler would take 30-27 rapage.

Wasted talent for dollar bills.



Nick Diaz got out struck by KJ Noons 5 years ago but you don't see me ranting about how his boxing sucks. No doubt Diaz's weakest aspect is his wrestling but he looks like a much sharper fighter than he did 7 years ago.



He is on another level than he was years ago but when did he fight a single wrestler since he left the UFC....... Name one for me please.

Shamrock didnt even try to wrestle and BJ beat that ass before his taco bell diet took its toll. But youre right, being a better fighter means something whatsoever about his wrestling....
BuffaloDave
10/29/12 5:50:54PM

Posted by crushedbacon


Posted by NaturalBornKiller92

Is there something I am missing here? The article said he is suspended until two days after UFC 157 is everyone assuming he is going to get out of his suspension early?



Exactly what I was thinking.... How can he fight Feb 2nd when he's not eligible to apply for a license until Feb 4th... I'd like to see Diaz on that card as much as anybody, considering his suspension is a joke, I hope he can appeal the date he can apply for a license somehow... Overeem gets 9 months for whatever he was doing, Diaz gets 12 months for being good at chilling out. Bizzaro world....



Difference is, it wasn't Diaz's 1st offense...
BillsNewAccount
10/29/12 6:04:56PM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by BillsNewAccount


Posted by ghandikush

Kos will do what he's always done since his first loss to GSP and swing himself into a coma against a competent striker when he could win an EASY decision. I'm sorry but when Sean Sherk and Diego Sanches are pulling easy dec wins over Diaz its pretty evident a REAL wrestler would take 30-27 rapage.

Wasted talent for dollar bills.



Nick Diaz got out struck by KJ Noons 5 years ago but you don't see me ranting about how his boxing sucks. No doubt Diaz's weakest aspect is his wrestling but he looks like a much sharper fighter than he did 7 years ago.



He is on another level than he was years ago but when did he fight a single wrestler since he left the UFC....... Name one for me please.

Shamrock didnt even try to wrestle and BJ beat that ass before his taco bell diet took its toll. But youre right, being a better fighter means something whatsoever about his wrestling....



He trains with Jake Shields at Caesar Gracie. He looks like an all around improved fighter. And yes wrestling IS part of fighting.
Pookie
10/29/12 6:31:33PM
So why isnt prime Sean Sherk considered a REAL wrestler?

Anyway, Kos doesnt have the gas or the defense to fight off Diaz for 3, and his bjj defense has never been better than average.
ghandikush
10/29/12 7:23:42PM

Posted by Pookie

So why isnt prime Sean Sherk considered a REAL wrestler?

Anyway, Kos doesnt have the gas or the defense to fight off Diaz for 3, and his bjj defense has never been better than average.



Sherk was. Plain and Simple he was a smaller man and took the TD to Diaz

And you dont think Kos' size advantage would win him out on the ground?
Pookie
10/29/12 10:51:12PM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by Pookie

So why isnt prime Sean Sherk considered a REAL wrestler?

Anyway, Kos doesnt have the gas or the defense to fight off Diaz for 3, and his bjj defense has never been better than average.



Sherk was. Plain and Simple he was a smaller man and took the TD to Diaz

And you dont think Kos' size advantage would win him out on the ground?



I think koscheck hasnt changed his strategy in years other than when he fights completely one-dimensional fightets. He strikes to set up the takedown, and he shoots halfway into the round to save energy and secure rounds. He also gets hit alot by jabs and since hes fighting a southpaw the distance between him and his opponents center of gravity is farther apart. Kos will have to work too much too early to sustain a decision pace. Thats why i dont think his size id much of a key factor.
prophecy033
10/30/12 11:34:54AM
All i know is that if this fight happens, someone i don't like will lose. Im gonna say Diaz wins by late stoppage or UD
thevoodooninja
10/30/12 11:43:22AM

Posted by prophecy033

All i know is that if this fight happens, someone i don't like will lose. Im gonna say Diaz wins by late stoppage or UD



I agree with every word in that post