Tuf 8 Coaches

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Tein_Lung
4/17/08 3:57:59AM

An unofficial source tells Cage Potato that the coaches have been signed for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter, and they are none other than UFC heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and former champ Frank Mir.



take it with a grain of salt.... but it almost seems like it would make since
juanez13
4/17/08 6:31:16AM
man thats gonna be great if it does happen, its not like the HW division is stacked right now, so they could use some time off so that the title picture becomes clearer. But man the coaches will be great, both are so knowledgeable

EDIT: here is the link LINK
babytater03
4/17/08 7:20:27AM
That would have to be the two most talented coaches to date if so. I really wouldn't be able to decide which team i'd most like to be on.

I agree with Juanez though, this is probably the best decision the UFC can make right now since their shallowest division is going to be up for a main event come August or September. At least now they can hold off until maybe Oct/Nov.

yofreakywasthere
4/17/08 7:35:35AM
I don't know, I think UFC is giving itself to much face. Frankly I don't want to see the fighters coach I just want to see them fight. I don't want to see how they talk or act, I just want to see them fight. Dana White needs to calm down and take his face off TV, he is starting to get annoying if he hasn't been already.
Twenty20Dollars
4/17/08 7:53:55AM
solid coaches, but im sure there waiting to see is Mir beats Mccully, before its official.

This will put the HW title on hold for awhile while the division trys to get more contenders and stuff.
CornishMMA
4/17/08 8:17:32AM
This makes so much sense

IF it was sooner and neither had to fight again before then, the UFC literally CANT give Mir a title shot if he beats McCully and Big Nog really needs to defend soon, but the only real contender is Herring before the winner of Werdum/Vera
Chuteboxer
4/17/08 8:37:10AM
Well, I could see these two being coaches more than I could Rampage and Forrest...no offense to those to. Every time I think about them coaching it cracks me up.
Twenty20Dollars
4/17/08 8:51:04AM
Well herring isnt a contender considering his record, Kongo is more of a contender and so is Werdum and Mir. and then Arlovski if he was resigned would get the title shot.
Hayo72
4/17/08 9:12:46AM

Posted by juanez13

man thats gonna be great if it does happen, its not like the HW division is stacked right now, so they could use some time off so that the title picture becomes clearer. But man the coaches will be great, both are so knowledgeable

EDIT: here is the link LINK




Liddell, Couture, Penn... are you kidding me?
yofreakywasthere
4/17/08 9:17:03AM
With you
NatedawgThaM
4/17/08 9:47:25AM
Am I only person that thinks this makes no sense at all? It should be Vera/Werdum and Nog as the coaches. Were the heck did Mir come in? Yeah Mir is a good coach and trainer, but he hasn't deserved a title shot at all. He beats a one dimensional kickboxer with no ground game, he beats a one dimensional undeveloped wrestler with no sub defense, and now he gets a title shot?

I would like to see him beat Kongo or Herring before he even comes close to a title shot.
Franklinfan47
4/17/08 9:47:29AM
Wait....does this mean that Nog is going to fight Mir after the series is over? Lets look at the track record, liddell and couture did, shamrock and ortiz did, gsp and hughes did (even though he wasn't an official coach that season), penn and pulver did, serra and hughes were supposed to, and rampage and forrest are.....common sense tells me mir and nog are fighting for the interim.
gartface
4/17/08 10:50:37AM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Well herring isnt a contender considering his record, Kongo is more of a contender and so is Werdum and Mir. and then Arlovski if he was resigned would get the title shot.



I agree about Arlovski, but how is Kongo more of a contender than Herring...Herring just beat him
prozacnation1978
4/17/08 11:00:50AM
it does make alot of sense, since the division is in shambles right now. i didn't see big nog defending his belt anytime soon, they will wait till mir beats justin then probably annouce it in the cage after. the finale would be in vegas in dec,
i still don't see mir pulling out a win but it is nice to see mir back in the mix and all after his accident.
CantAndleDaRiddum
4/17/08 11:37:56AM

Posted by NatedawgThaM

Am I only person that thinks this makes no sense at all? It should be Vera/Werdum and Nog as the coaches. Were the heck did Mir come in? Yeah Mir is a good coach and trainer, but he hasn't deserved a title shot at all. He beats a one dimensional kickboxer with no ground game, he beats a one dimensional undeveloped wrestler with no sub defense, and now he gets a title shot?

I would like to see him beat Kongo or Herring before he even comes close to a title shot.



this makes absolutely no sense

Hendo & Franklin FOR GOD SAKES!
coldchillin
4/17/08 11:45:54AM
I was hoping it was going to be Henderson and Franklin... it would have been the perfect way to hype the fight as well. Oh well, Minotauro and Mir are decent choices though. I guess that means the winner of Vera-Werdum have to wait a little bit longer than they probably expected for a title shot. There aren't a whole lot of challengers to the title right now compared to the other divisions so I'm sure they factored that into this decision. Both coaches have a lot to teach.
grappler0000
4/17/08 11:58:44AM
Am I the only one who thinks making Nog a coach would be perfect for Zuffa to put the HW title on hold while they work out the legal issues with Couture. They can't strip Couture of the title...and it would seem odd to have a defending interim match.

I would actually rather see the winner of Wedum/Vera be a coach, as Vera is the perfect matchup for Nog. IMO he is the only one currently in the division that could take him the distance...and I think he could possibly win a decision.
hodge
4/17/08 12:12:05PM
Can Nog even speak English?

also who wins when they fight will be absolute ground warfare.
bullettdodger
4/17/08 1:03:22PM

Posted by gartface


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Well herring isnt a contender considering his record, Kongo is more of a contender and so is Werdum and Mir. and then Arlovski if he was resigned would get the title shot.



I agree about Arlovski, but how is Kongo more of a contender than Herring...Herring just beat him



you beat me to it gart, Herring almost beat Nog as well, before the Sylvia Nog fight...besides man, records don't tell the full story all the time anyways
J-Love08
4/17/08 1:26:07PM
This garbage is absurd !!!!! Frank Mir? I know the guy is a special jiu-jitsu guy, but The guy barely beat Brock Lesnar, an average MMA fighter at best ... and Minatauro .. .i could only see because of the fact that he has the interim title. Really, i think that they should just put a different weight class fighters like they did this season with LHW coaches and MW fighters. The HW division is trash.
vtecmonster
4/17/08 4:03:24PM

Posted by yofreakywasthere

I don't know, I think UFC is giving itself to much face. Frankly I don't want to see the fighters coach I just want to see them fight. I don't want to see how they talk or act, I just want to see them fight. Dana White needs to calm down and take his face off TV, he is starting to get annoying if he hasn't been already.



Well you're in the minority... "to much face" is what has made MMA go mainstream w/ TUF.

I love to see how fighters act... it makes their wins and/or loses that much sweeter.

e.g. - Karo
clintjack
4/17/08 9:57:52PM
Hendo and Wanderlei!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tein_Lung
4/17/08 10:28:53PM

Posted by clintjack

Hendo and Wanderlei!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ok why would they pick 2 of the biggest named losers on TUF? Wandy on a 3 fight losing streek and Hendo after droping both his belts
JimiMak
4/18/08 4:31:40PM
Mir isn't even close to deserving a title shot.

They shouldn't have champions coaching of this show.
Lockfrow
4/18/08 11:36:57PM
I think Mir is a good Tv personality so I'd hate to see Nog smash him at the season finale.
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