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Mike Pierce Steps in for Condit Against Koscheck at UFC 143

(Mike who? Well, if there’s an ass that needs motorboating, I’ll be there.) 

When Carlos Condit was called up to face Nick Diaz for an interim title shot at UFC 143 in the wake of Georges St. Pierre’s knee injury, one person who felt left out of the mix was none other than former title challenger Josh Koscheck, who was originally scheduled to face Condit at the same event. Kos later tweeted that he would indeed be fighting at UFC 143, possibly as a middleweight. But now it seems that the TUF 12 coach will be fighting back at welterweight against up-and-comer Mike Pierce, who recently announced the match-up via his Twitter.

Pierce is coming off an entertaining three round shellacking of Paul Bradley at UFC on FOX 1, and is perhaps best known for actually managing to mount some offense against Koscheck’s AKA teammate Jon Fitch in their battle back at UFC 107, a feat that has been deemed nearly impossible at this point in Fitch’s career. Pierce is 5-2 in his octagon run thus far, including the aforementioned loss to Fitch and a split decision loss to Johny Hendricks at UFC 133, as well as wins over Brock Larson, Amilcar Alves, and Kenny Robertson.

Koscheck, on the other hand, will be looking to get back in title contention starting with Pierce, though you gotta imagine he’ll need at least a couple more wins considering how thoroughly he was dominated by GSP in their bout at UFC 124. Fraggle was able to rebound from that orbital breaking loss, however, at UFC 135, where he knocked out and possibly retired former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes in the first round.

So, Potato Nation, can Pierce pull out the upset here, via Paulo Thiago hell-fire combination, or is Koscheck just on another level?

UFC 143 goes down February 4th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.


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IronClad- December 9, 2011 at 2:14 pm
Oh Google...the truth often is.
XENOPHON- December 9, 2011 at 12:39 pm
I also think Pierce is underrated. Would like to see him nudge out KOS for the win. Might send KOS a shot across the bow if his big mouth realizes he is two down, one to go.
google- December 9, 2011 at 12:02 pm
really? IronClad, your fucked up man!
IronClad- December 9, 2011 at 11:56 am
Yah bro...get creative...your not cool unless your hating on CP but still continue to come on here to read those articles that you find so shitty. Pshhh, you just don't get the witty banter of CP bro dude. Its like man...this whole hating, shit talking, critiquing type a thing...its takes brains bro. Not only brains but BALLS!! I have a fucking keyboard dude...its like having a gun as a second gives me power and now I've got half a chub working. You know what I do? I frequent places that I hate cuse it makes sense...then I whine and bitch...cuse its witty and people laugh...cuse its witty.
kkzhll- December 9, 2011 at 11:51 am
Happy 2012 new year,Merry Christmas ,Christmas top gift
google- December 9, 2011 at 11:42 am
@frndltlion why? what possibly could make you think that, other then the fact you have no kind of witty thing to say, so use the old stand-buy. you know the old, he does not like somebody, he must want to make gay love to him. come on man, get creative
frndlylion- December 9, 2011 at 11:30 am
LOL @ arrow to the knee

I'm beginning to think that Skeltor is in love with Danga and these repeated public proposals he makes might just border on sexual harassment.
Fried Taco- December 9, 2011 at 11:18 am
@SnackDaddy - it all started when Danga took an arrow in the knee...
SnackDaddy- December 9, 2011 at 10:57 am
I can't put a face to this Mike Pierce character so i'm guessing it'll be an easy day at the office for KOS.
Also, what is it with all the Danga hate anyway? I've been noticing it for a while now, but could understand why? I mean, there's bound to be something big behind it all. So please, enlighten.
macreadysshack- December 9, 2011 at 10:54 am
@ Fried Taco - I don't think Pierce is 'easy' for anyone. He's not in the top ten but he's one of those bastards that could beat anyone it the top ten if they had a remotely off-night.
The Fresh One- December 9, 2011 at 10:53 am
Kos will mop up anyone at 170 not named GSP. That includes his BFF Fitch.

What's with the writer beef, btw? Seems fine to me.
macreadysshack- December 9, 2011 at 10:53 am
Leeeeeave Danga alooooooneeeee
BryanF- December 9, 2011 at 10:41 am
Excellent caption
Kimbo Lesnar- December 9, 2011 at 10:16 am
Cage Potato has some excellent writers. And also danga.
google- December 9, 2011 at 10:08 am
awesome. I wish i could talk about the writer i hate, but last time i did, he posted my personally info in the comments section,so i just have to enjoy yours.
skeletor- December 9, 2011 at 9:59 am
Kos gets a second rate opponent and CP gets a second rate writer to cover it. Seems about rite. Fuck you danga.
XENOPHON- December 9, 2011 at 9:49 am
I have grown tired of being a Kos fan from year ago. Back then he tried, and did improve rapidly as a talented fighter.
Today, he is like Homie the Clown. 1st he is a whipping for the UFC, and I think he believes that he has options outside of fighting - being an announcer, spoof shows, or TUF antics will never cut it in the end.
In the end, he can't compete with Sonnen in terms of showmanship. Best advice for him or his fans (the few he has remained to keep) is to focus on your fighting first.
Once the eye is off the ball, ones expiration date and usefulness accelerates towards a forced exit. And face it, their is hot talent from all 4 corners of the globe.
KOS needs to take his fighting job seriously, lose the clown hair, and reign in the ego - its not over inflated.
Shifty-Eyed Dog- December 9, 2011 at 9:39 am
Koscheck is getting screwed. He went from a contender fight to a battle against a no-name.
google- December 9, 2011 at 9:21 am
Hey skeletor, what do you think about this article?
Morningwood- December 9, 2011 at 9:20 am
fraggles probably quite a bit quicker then most if not all pierce's past opponents. but pierce has a punchers chance and he'll be much stronger then fraggles. But, fraggles wins this in boring fashion.
Fried Taco- December 9, 2011 at 9:12 am
Koscheck has this easy.