Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva will be coaches for TUF Brazil

All is right in the world when we can enjoy a weekly reality show that consists of watching Wanderlei Silva coaching other fighters to be baby Wanderlei Silvas. I spent fifteen minutes in Los Angeles traffic thinking about that opening line, so if it isn’t on par with what you would expect, blame the infrastructure of Southern California.

This morning Dana White made a few announcements regarding the future of the UFC, and one of those was the news of the first ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ to ever take place outside of the US. Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva were also announced as coaches of the reality series and both will fight in a rematch of their October 1998 bout when Belfort scrubbed Silva’s consciousness is less than a minute. Don’t worry, Vitor Belfort will still face Anthony Johnson on January 14th in Rio de Janeiro, and Belfort’s appearance on TUF Brazil is not dependent on the outcome of his fight with Rumble.

TUF Brazil will air in the US, most likely on Fuel TV. Expect the show to follow the format of the old TUF shows in which segments are filmed, edited and broadcast on a later date. Fortunately for America’s next TUF, we will be presented with that wild ‘live fight’ format that Dana White announced a few moths ago. [Source]

Published on December 13, 2011 at 5:30 pm
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