Josh Koscheck Expresses Interest in Fighting Vitor Belfort at 185 Pounds

Mike HodgesCorrespondent IFebruary 2, 2012

Although he competes at 170 pounds, Josh Koscheck is always looking for bigger challenges elsewhere.

During a media scrum at UFC 143 open workouts, Koscheck expressed interest at competing in the middleweight division, eyeing potential matchups with some of the division's prominent fighters.

"I think Vitor Belfort would be a great fight for me. I think Wanderlei (Silva) would be a fun fight for me," Koscheck said.

Koscheck is set to meet rising welterweight prospect, Mike Pierce, which will be featured on the main card of the evening's event. The 34-year-old is looking to remain in contention, after recently coming off knockout victory over Matt Hughes at UFC 135.

While he might not be looking at his upcoming bout as a difficult one to prepare for, Koscheck understands the consequences should he lose.

"This guy isn't a big fight for me, but I accepted the challenge," he said. " I have got to motivate myself to put him as a big fight because if I lose to him, where does that put me in the division?"

"I might as well retire if I lose to this guy," he added.

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