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What's next for UFC 135 winner Koscheck? Middleweight, UFC 139 are possibilities

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Josh Koscheck is back. In more ways than one.

Just ask the man himself, who returned from a nine-month layoff to impressively defeat UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes in Saturday's UFC 135 co-headliner.

Koscheck, who spent much of the past year recovering from a broken orbital bone, is now focused on the future. And he's not counting out a possible move to middleweight or even a spot on November's UFC 139 card in San Jose, Calif.

Koscheck (16-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC), fighting for the first time since his December title loss to champ Georges St-Pierre, defeated Hughes (44-9 MMA, 18-7 UFC) via first-round TKO. He took the bout, which aired on pay-per-view from Denver's Pepsi Center, on 19 days' notice for injured Diego Sanchez. But prior to that, he considered a move to middleweight.

It's a move he's still considering.

"I would still like to have some fights at 185, but I don't know what the future holds for me right now," said the American Kickboxing Academy fighter. "I'm just going to go home and see about possibly getting back into the gym and working on areas I need to improve on. You never know. I might be fighting in November in San Jose."

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Post #1   9/25/11 11:00:33AM   

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Needs to put on some weight I think. Plus theres terrible match ups for him at that weight.

Post #2   9/25/11 11:20:06AM   

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I'd like to see him against Belfort or the Munoz/Leben loser.

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Post #3   9/25/11 11:26:54AM   

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i like him at WW, but he can't beat GSP & he won't fight fitch & those are his 2 best fights, imo. so i guess a move to mw. he'll be above average but he's prolly gonna get brutally KOed if he ends up in the wrong matchup

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Post #4   9/25/11 12:33:44PM   

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I'd like to see a rematch with Leben. WAR TUF SEASON 1!

Post #5   9/25/11 2:23:38PM   

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Only way he gets on the card is of story or kammpman pull out cause of injury

Post #6   9/26/11 12:17:49PM   

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Put him against Bisping.

Post #7   9/26/11 2:39:54PM