The Ultimate Fighter spanned 28 seasons across 14 years in its first run on television. The platform provided up-and-coming fighters a platform to earn a UFC contract. At the same time, they could learn from some of the best in the business. The show went off the air following a second season in 2018. However, as per UFC commentator Joe Rogan, the series will be back soon, with two big names serving as coaches.
Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa set to be TUF coaches, reveals Joe Rogan
As per a Spinnin Backfist tweet, Joe Rogan made the big reveal on an episode of ‘The Joe Rogan Experience.’ Here he said, “They’re bringing it back by the way. Paulo Costa, and Israel Adesanya, yeah. Holy sh*t, tell me you’re not gonna watch that. That fight is a wild fight, man.”
‘The Last Stylebender’ and ‘Borrachinha’ will be first-time TUF coaches.
The show has provided fighters like Nate Diaz, Kelvin Gastelum, Rose Namajunas, and Rashad Evans a ticket to the big time. A new season isn’t officially announced yet, but Dana White revealed that the show will be back. Also, the news keeps in line with the 2nd ranked Middleweight’s tweet, where he called out the Champion for an Ultimate Fighter season.
BN : The ultimate fighter Adelasanha x Costa
— Paulo Costa ( Borrachinha ) (@BorrachinhaMMA) June 18, 2020
The TUF, if it goes ahead, will ensure that Adesanya and Costa see a lot of each other.
Meanwhile, the duo has unfinished business in the Octagon. ‘Borrachinha’ was present at the UFC 248 where ‘The Last Stylebender’ defeated Yoel Romero. He tried to jump into the cage, but security prevented the intrusion and escorted him out.
Now, the UFC President has revealed that the Adesanya fight is happening. Furthermore, ‘Borrachinha’ let fans know that he has signed the contract for a fight and wants ‘The Last Stylebender’ to sign too. Should the fight go ahead as per schedule, it will be Adesanya’s 2nd defense since unifying the belts against Robert Whittaker at UFC 243.
Who do you think will head into a yet to be announced but highly anticipated TUF season with the 185 lbs strap?
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