UFC president Dana White is on his way to Australia for filming of The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes. However, before he departed, he announced the coaches for the series on the post-fight show on FUEL TV.
White said Ross Pearson will lead the British team, while George Sotiropoulos takes the reigns of Australia. The two will meet at a future date, with Pearson returning to the lightweight ranks.
In other interesting news from the interview, White described the performance put on by Chris Weidman and discussed if he is the next contender to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
Who knows who is ready for a guy like Anderson Silva. Everybody was saying before this fight that Mark Munoz had the style (to defeat Silva). Well, (Wednesday), Weidman was that guy. Nobody gets moved slowly (in the UFC); you are always fighting the toughest guys in the world.
White didn’t say if Silva had made any indication as to when he would like to return to the Octagon again, either.
It was also announced recently that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson would face Glover Teixeira at UFC 153 in Brazil. The fight will complete Jackson’s contract, but White was unsure if that meant the end of him in the UFC.
So he says. We’ll see what happens. I love this fight. ‘Rampage’ was looking for a guy who won’t go to the ground; these two are going to bang.
White was asked about Chael Sonnen’s future, and he said he has yet to even talk with Sonnen about what he wants to do.
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