I wanted to save this for The Sunday Morning Rumor Mill, but now that it’s out, I feel somewhat less of a prophet. Just minutes ago, Dana White revealed to The Underground that Mayhem Miller and Michael Bisping will be the new TUF coaches in The Ultimate Fighter Season 14.
Today, UFC President Dana White revealed exclusively to the Underground that middleweight’s Michael Bisping and Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller will coach the fourteenth installment of the Ultimate Fighter reality show.
Speculation has been spread throughout the MMA world on who would fill the roles, from Chael Sonnen, to Michael Bisping, Georges St. Pierre, Nick Diaz, and more. The position was confirmed to have been gone to Chael Sonnen, but his recent troubles with the California State Athletic Commission seem to have made that impossible.
The 14th season of the Ultimate Fighter is expected to include featherweights and bantamweight, a first for the reality show, and will start filming soon.
The UFC President also confirmed that the two will square off in the cage at a yet to be determined date and event.
Bummer for Chael Sonnen not getting the slot due to the recent problems the the CSAC. The decision makes complete sense. Mayhem already has an endemic television following with Bully Beatdown and the infamous Strikeforce/CBS brawl. Now that he will be on Spike TV, expect — well, not sure what to expect really. [Source]