UFC fighter Josh Koscheck of the USA learns how to surf at Bondi Beach on February 25 2011 in Sydney Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
While some criticized Georges St. Pierre for not "going for the finish" against Josh Koscheck at UFC 124, no one can say that GSP didn't put a beating on the former Ultimate Fighter star. Koscheck suffered a broken orbital bone in that fight which has kept him out of action since December. Josh went on twitter last night and announced his return at UFC 139 and also suggested that he may step up to 185 pounds:
My next fight is in SAN JOSE cali. NOV 19th Good chance fighting at 185lbs. :) should know real soon who.
A move to middleweight may be smart, given that it would appear clear that the welterweight championship is out of the question, barring a retirement by St. Pierre. The question now becomes, who does Josh face?
There was a brief twitter feud with Stephan Bonnar where a possible "meet at middleweight" scenario was discussed. However, ESPN UK called Ed Herman "the most likely opponent." Herman has picked up two very impressive wins since returning from an almost two year injury related layoff, most recently submitting Kyle Noke with a heel hook at UFC on Versus 5.