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Rumor Mill Has Anthony Pettis Targeted For Spot As Coach On TUF

Anthony Pettis already has the perfect nickname to become an even bigger star in the UFC, as “Showtime” brought fans to their feet with his victory over Benson Henderson back in the WEC.

Now, according to a report by MMA Junkie, Pettis is being mentioned as a possible coach on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter.

Pettis, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, could not confirm the rumor, but did say he would jump at the opportunity to be part of the reality series.

It’s been mentioned by my management. They said it’s not necessarily in the works but is more of a rumor. If it does happen, I’m definitely going to go for it.

Those same rumors have Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone as a possible coaching foe for Pettis, with the two locking horns later this year after being on the show.

In terms of timeline, the ability to coach on TUF would help Pettis return from surgery. He mentioned October or November as a likely date for his return, which would coincide with a coaching gig on TUF perfectly.

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