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Josh Koscheck to fight at UFC 98 "Lesnar vs. Mir 2'

UFC welterweight Josh Koscheck's next fight will be at UFC 98 on May 23 in Las Vegas.

Koscheck wrote Tuesday in his blog that his 13-week training camp for his next fight begins Monday. He'll be looking to bounce back from last Saturday's loss at UFC 95 against little-known Brazilian Paulo Thiago.

"The game has it's ups and downs and I have had my fair share of both," Koscheck wrote. "I only know to do one thing and it's what I have been doing from day one in competitions since I was a kid... Refocus my life and training and go back to the drawing board and train for my next fight."

While Koscheck has come to terms with the upset loss, he still believes the fight should have gone longer.

"YES, I would have liked to see the ref let the fight go on a little bit more because we are all fighters and we fight until the end," Koscheck wrote. "Yes, I got hit hard, but felt as though I could have recovered if I had the chance. As for next time, my message to all the ref's would be to, please let the fight go until I'm put out to sleep... Just so I don't have the thought of what if, going through my mind and probably the minds of all of you, my fans."

The loss to Koscheck was a huge setback as he was arguably the next in line for the UFC welterweight title after Georges St-Pierre vs. Thiago Alves.

Koscheck doesn't have an opponent yet but says he hopes that his opponent will be tough and top-ranked.

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