Former UFC light heavyweight champion and The Ultimate Fighter 7 coach Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and the winner of next weekend’s UFC 98 main event between current title-holder Rashad Evans and challenger Lyoto Machida are likely to be coaches on the tenth season of The Ultimate Fighter.
Rumors of Jackson’s second coaching stint on the reality show began circulating over the weekend, with Tiki Ghosn providing some confirmation to the news on Monday, revealing in an interview on Tapout Radio that he’d be the striking coach for Team Rampage.
In a tweet published earlier this evening Jackson said he wasn’t “100% sure” he’d be coaching the next season of TUF.
Though there has not yet been any confirmation, it’s highly likely that the winner of next Saturday’s matchup between Evans and Machida will fill the vacancy opposite “Rampage,” particularly if Evans, who had a verbal showdown with Jackson at UFC 96 in March, is victorious.
A casting call for The Ultimate Fighter 10 was held in April, with 250 middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight fighters trying out in Seattle for a spot on the show. Whether all three weight classes will be featured on the upcoming season is not yet known, but should be learned when filming begins in the coming weeks.
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