Probably because he's 0-2 against "Rush," and knows the only way he can get another crack at the 170-pound crown is if someone else is wearing it.
From MMA Fighting:
"I'm interested in the outcome of the Diaz vs. Condit fight on Saturday night. Should be a good fight. Hopefully Georges is out for more than 10 months and they can make that Interim titleholder fight twice. Hopefully he never comes back. ACL surgeries can take a lot out of you. They say you truly don't recover after those. I've had friends who have had those and they say they're not the same so hopefully it equals out the playing field and we can get another crack at Georges."
Koscheck can slowly inch his way back into title contention with a win over venerable up-and-comer Mike Pierce on the UFC 143: "Diaz vs. Condit" pay-per-view (PPV) fight card this Saturday night (Feb. 4) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Hear "Kos" break that fight down, and more, after the jump.