Josh Koscheck calls out Nick Diaz and Demian Maia for 2013 return to UFC

Michael Nagle

Josh Koscheck is coming back to UFC in 2013 and he's already got a handful of opponents in mind for his Octagon return, including Nick Diaz, Jake Ellenberger, Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight number one contender Josh Koscheck has been to the promised land once before. Sure, he came up short in his bid to dethrone Georges St. Pierre at UFC 124, but he's not getting any younger.

And he doesn't have time to dick around with the middle of the pack.

With that in mind, "Kos" has already set his sights on some of the top dogs at 170 pounds, including a suspended fighter who may be the only one in the division that can talk more trash than he can. From the former "Ultimate Fighter's" official Twitter account:

Doesn't look like #UFC has a fight 4me until 2113. So ill just train & get better... 2013 lol But I'd like to fight Nick D, Damien Mia, Jake E, Roy M any of those guys will do it...

A Diaz fight would certainly satisfy this requirement.

Koscheck was already pegged to fight Jake Ellenberger at UFC 151 last September; however, a bulging disc in his back forced him to bow out of the "Sin City" contest on just four weeks notice, which is about three weeks before the entire event followed suit.

"The Juggernaut" went on to beat Jay Hieron at UFC on FX 5.

The Dethrone Base Camp-trained fighter, who recently parted ways with American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) after a rift with striking coach Javier Mendez, is looking to rebound from a very tight decision loss to Johny Hendricks at UFC on FOX 2 earlier this year.

Any of the aforementioned fighters having you licking your chops?

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