TUF News:TUF 9 to Feature Middleweights and Welterweights

It was announced on SPIKE last night during UFC Fight Night 15 that The Ultimate Fighter 9 would feature middleweight and welterweights in a battle of nations of sorts.  It will be the UK vs. the U.S.  That is a solid new idea, certainly that will help the UFC popularity in the U.K.  I love the idea.  I think it leaves room for a show down the road with Brazilian fighters or even Japanese Fighters.  I am interested to see who the coaches will be.  I would almost bank on Michael Bisping, especially if he gets through Chris Leben, or maybe a pool of British coaches including Paul Kelly, Dan Hardy, and Paul Taylor.  Also, I wonder who will be opposite him, possibly a guy like Dan Henderson? 

The only question I would have is why they would do middleweights again since they just used middleweights in TUF 7.


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