UFC president Dana White spoke about the potential match-up at the UFC 138 post-fight press conference on Saturday.
“Right now, Carlos wants to fight. He wants to fight on the same card as GSP and Diaz, so we’ll see what happens. Koscheck has been offered (the fight),” White said.
Sources close to at least one of the fight camps also confirmed that the bout has been verbally agreed to when speaking to MMAWeekly.com on Saturday.
Koscheck actually offered to step up and fight Condit on short notice when Georges St-Pierre had to drop out of UFC 137 due to injury. At the time, the UFC opted to pull Condit from the card to allow him to face St-Pierre when he was healthy again.
The only problem was after Nick Diaz defeated B.J. Penn at UFC 137, St-Pierre then asked the UFC to face him instead, leaving Condit without a title shot or a fight.
Now the former WEC champion has an opponent, a date, and it looks to be a grudge match in the works.
“This dude should have took the fight on a week’s notice because if he had a chance to make it a close fight it was then. Now, zero chance,” Koscheck wrote on his Twitter account last week alluding to Condit.
Koscheck also confirmed his appearance on the card via Twitter after White’s initial announcement
“Yep, when I talk, I get,” Koscheck wrote. “Feb. 4 weekend Vegas, I will be fighting!”
It appears he’ll have the chance to back that up when he faces Condit on Super Bowl weekend.
(additional reporting by Lee Whitehead)
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