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VCURamFan 10-31-2011 07:35 PM

Brazil to be first country to get an International TUF
 
And it's just been announced on a Brazilian website that the coaches will be Anderson & Belfort. No word yet (as far as I know) whether or not they'll fight at the end.

VCURamFan 10-31-2011 08:05 PM

From MMAFighting.com:

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Just last week, UFC president Dana White confirmed that Brazil would be the first country to produce an international edition of The Ultimate Fighter.

According to a new report, the show will bring with it a pair of top-level coaches, including the man that many believe to the best fighter in history.

Extra Globo, a major news outlet in Brazil, is reporting that Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort will coach the two teams in the series, which is set to begin in March 2012.

The newspaper is part of the massive Globo Organization. Its television arm recently struck a deal with the UFC to broadcast the promotion's events and is also the future home of TUF in Brazil.

The UFC on Monday though said that coaches have yet to be chosen.

The upcoming edition of TUF: Brazil is likely to air in the US on FUEL under the terms of the UFC's new deal with FOX-owned networks.

Meanwhile, the UFC is trying to finalize a next opponent for Silva. He had been expected to face Chael Sonnen on Super Bowl weekend, but with a welterweight title fight between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz now penciled into that event, Silva-Sonnen may be moved to a different date on the calendar.

In US editions of TUF, opposing coaches have historically competed against each other at the end of the season, but given Silva's recent first-round KO over Belfort, it seems likely that if those two are in fact coaches, the inaugural Brazilian edition of the show will not follow that custom.

White had been scheduled to meet with Silva's representatives over the weekend, but he did not respond to a Monday morning MMA Fighting inquiry about whether that meeting had actually occurred.

3dlee 11-02-2011 01:34 AM

http://mmaweekly.com/despite-reports...brazil-coaches

VCURamFan 11-06-2011 01:51 AM

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Originally Posted by 3dlee (Post 178669)

Yeah, thanks for posting that. Between work & the gym, I haven't had time to on here as much as i'd like.

rockdawg21 11-09-2011 07:07 PM

That's cool. I know Dana had talked about the Philippines for the past few years but maybe logistics makes it difficult.

Tyburn 11-17-2011 07:01 PM

Then one of the stipulations should be that any Brazilian Tuffer can SPEAK ENGLISH! :rolleyes:

rearnakedchoke 11-18-2011 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by rockdawg21 (Post 179014)
That's cool. I know Dana had talked about the Philippines for the past few years but maybe logistics makes it difficult.

i don't understand that .. were they going to be filipino mma fighters? there aren't any currently in big league mma, well no one big, i mean, there is munoz who is american .. he should change his nickname to "the american wrecking machine of filipino descent" ... and their was the one guy on Tuf, but he was cut .. or were they going to fly american's etc into the philipines?

rockdawg21 11-19-2011 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by rearnakedchoke (Post 179299)
i don't understand that .. were they going to be filipino mma fighters? there aren't any currently in big league mma, well no one big, i mean, there is munoz who is american .. he should change his nickname to "the american wrecking machine of filipino descent" ... and their was the one guy on Tuf, but he was cut .. or were they going to fly american's etc into the philipines?

I'm not sure how they planned to do that actually. I was kind of thinking maybe it would only air in the Philippines. There's a small faction of fighters there and people who follow the sport so I was guessing it would be all Filipino fighters with some American trainers or maybe Munoz against somebody else, I dunno.

GSP was there a not too long ago visiting Pacquiao during his training and when he stepped outside on his hotel balcony, the traffic stopped, and everybody started looking up at him. He said it was overwhelming but cool as he didn't know he would be that noticeable there (except for the white skin of course, lol).

BTW, I lol'ed on your nickname for Munoz. His parents are full-blooded Filipinos (I believe his father was in the U.S. Navy) as he was born on a U.S. military base in Japan, they later moved to Cali.

GnP 12-13-2011 03:22 PM

Just announced vitor and wanndy are the coaches

Miss Foxy 12-13-2011 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by rockdawg21 (Post 179014)
That's cool. I know Dana had talked about the Philippines for the past few years but maybe logistics makes it difficult.

That would have been a joke.. Aside from Munoz what MMA fighters came out of the Phillipines?


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