TUF 15 Coaches Announced

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BuffaloDave
12/6/11 8:22:27PM
The Ultimate Fighting Championship® announced today that The Ultimate Fighter®, the longest-running sports reality show on television, is moving to FX this March with an exciting, new live format.

The Ultimate Fighter® LIVE debuts on Friday, March 9 as part of a two-hour season premiere beginning at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The show will then air for one hour at 10 p.m. ET/PT every Friday for 13 weeks on FX. UFC® bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and “The California Kid” Urijah Faber will serve as coaches on the upcoming season, with lightweight and welterweight contestants competing for two, six-figure UFC contracts.


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BuffaloDave
12/6/11 8:25:04PM
I guess it makes sense.

Weren't both of them rumored to be coaches for 14?
Budgellism
12/6/11 8:29:10PM
Not surprised here.
Twenty20Dollars
12/6/11 8:45:45PM
Bleh.............

Want to see Faber as coach, but don't care about the rest. Meaning Cruz as a coach and a 3rd fight between the two.
DrivenDavies15
12/6/11 8:53:15PM
Should be good as they have a bit of heated rivalry, could get interesting. Hopefully this season can be as entertaining as the last one!
kopower
12/6/11 8:57:08PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Bleh.............

Want to see Faber as coach, but don't care about the rest. Meaning Cruz as a coach and a 3rd fight between the two.



This x100
mattjonesy
12/6/11 8:59:54PM
Champs shouldnt be TUF coaches!
NaturalBornKiller92
12/6/11 9:19:22PM
Well we already know whose gonna have the best chin of the season
Wolfenstein
12/6/11 9:25:55PM
Not quite sure why--could be entertaining, but I just have a lack of interest in these two as coaches...let alone the matchup which I think most fans have zero desire to see again.
FastKnockout
12/6/11 9:33:38PM
Can't say I'm excited about these two.

What's the deal with Bantamweights coaching Lightweight and Welterweight's? Cruz/Faber needed to coach season 14.
FlashyG
12/6/11 10:01:04PM

Posted by FastKnockout

Can't say I'm excited about these two.

What's the deal with Bantamweights coaching Lightweight and Welterweight's? Cruz/Faber needed to coach season 14.



Agreed on the first part, I've seen them fight twice and I don't have any interest in seeing it again.

I think the reason they always coach different weight classes is because the contestants probably feel awkward being trained by the guy who is ultimately the guy they most want to beat.

It could also create situations where coaches might hold back from teaching someone something because they are good enough to be a potential title challenge at some point.

With the BW and FW's it would be even more pronounced with their divisions being newer and generally requiring fewer fights to get into title contention.
Bubbles
12/6/11 10:10:02PM
Torres vs Faber imo is a far better choice for coaches and the fight
Manak
12/6/11 10:20:22PM
I think they need to revamp the entire tuf series, I feel like the guys coming out of the series just arent panning out as they use too and becoming contenders. but then again i could just be tired of the smaller weight classes,
Mackavelli
12/6/11 10:31:42PM
It's a good move by the UFC. For being a champion, not enough people know who Cruz is. This will give him publicity, especially now that this season will be on FX. Im excited to see how they change the format now that Spike doesnt have a say. Hopefully it will be less reality TV and more mma.
tallica62
12/6/11 10:45:04PM
I was wondering when they were going to cash in on Uriah before he loses his star power...if ever
Poor_Franklin
12/7/11 1:42:38AM

Posted by Bubbles

Torres vs Faber imo is a far better choice for coaches and the fight



agreed x 1000
bjj1605
12/7/11 2:04:11AM
Guess this is another TUF season I won't be paying much attention to.

I barely watched this season.

I have no interest in another fight between these guys and the less time I spend listening to Urijah Faber talk, the happier I am in life.
jjeans
12/7/11 6:10:00AM
Yawn yawn yawn. Gunna be the first season I genuinely couldn't care to see the coaches
JoeWarren33
12/7/11 1:31:39PM
Zzzzzzzzzzzz!! Where is chael sonnen when you need him to coach?
shaneTpain
12/7/11 7:00:00PM
I think its a smart move to give the smaller fighters some TV time
Dont even act like your not gonna watch it!
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