Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre (13-2) could face rising 170-pound talent Josh Kosheck (9-1) in his next bout, according to statements from UFC President Dana White to FightNetwork.com.
Here's a snip:
"White announced that [Matt] Serra will join Matt Hughes as a competing coach on the next season of Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series – which begins shooting this Spring for a Fall broadcast - and predicted that St. Pierre would likely face Josh Koscheck in the interim. TUF 6 will culminate with the two coaches squaring off against each other in a title fight some time near the end of the year."
St. Pierre was penciled in to face former champion Matt Hughes later this year in a rubber match — possibly at the Bell Centre in Montreal. However, underdog Matt Serra spoiled those plans on April 7 at UFC 69 with a huge upset over the Canadian.
Now, it looks like Serra and Hughes will clash sometime in late fall after the taping of TUF 6 -- quite a bit of time for that to happen if you ask me.
St. Pierre — who is apparently not entitled to an immediate rematch — will have to settle for a bout with the former collegiate wrestling standout. And, he'll have to wait until 2008 for another shot at the 170-pound strap if this is eventually confirmed. That's assuming, of course, "Rush" can get passed the American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) product.
During his win over Diego Sanchez at UFC 69, Koscheck proved that he can hang with the top talent in the division with his unspectacular — but effective — performance. He's improved his MMA game immensely since his stint on season one of TUF.
But, he'll face his stiffest challenge to date if he does indeed lock horns with GSP.
At this time, it appears that if the two welterweights meet up it will be at UFC 74 on August 25.