Despite Reports, Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort Not Set as TUF Brazil Coaches

October 31, 2011
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Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort melee at UFC 126

Are Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort going to coach against each other on the ‘Ultimate Fighter’ Brazil?

Well, if they are it’s news to everyone including the UFC.

Reports began surfacing on Monday in Brazil that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort were in talks to become coaches on the Brazilian installation of the ‘Ultimate Fighter’.

UFC President Dana White confirmed that TUF Brazil would be happening in 2012, but didn’t have any further details on coaches or when the show would air at the time.

Sources speaking with MMAWeekly.com on Monday said that no coaching offers have been made to either Silva or Belfort, and the UFC hasn’t even begun considering who they will choose for that show at this stage.

All signs are currently pointing towards Silva facing heated rival Chael Sonnen in a rematch at some point in 2012, once the champion’s shoulder is given clearance from his doctors.

Meanwhile, Belfort is expected to return to action in January and rumors have suggested he may face middleweight Alan Belcher, although nothing is set at this point.

All that’s for sure right now is that Silva and Belfort aren’t coaching TUF Brazil.

MMAWeekly.com will have more information on the ‘Ultimate Fighter’ Brazil when it becomes available.


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  • MikeMc1983

    I must have missed something.
    I didn’t see in the article that the UFC said that Anderson and Vitor will not be the coaches. Just that no offers were made to anyone, and that they haven’t thought about it.

    Is it a sure thing they WILL NOT coach? Or is it that they may, but it’s undecided?

  • clarkw90

    Why should they be coaches and fight? Belfort didn’t even try to fight Silva met they fought. He got kicked into outer space. Why should he get to fight Silva again? He only won 1 fight and now all this talk of him getting to fight Silva again?

  • MikeMc1983

    You bring up a fair point, however I haven’t seen that its going to work that way.

    Dana’s been talking for awhile about having TUF’s in other countries. I think we’ve been left with more questions then answers. I have been under the impression that these TUF’s would just be airing in those countries. Also I have been assuming that they would adopt different formats based on the region.

    I also assumed that the TUF’s in other countries wouldn’t adopt the whole deal of the coaches fighting eachother.

    Again these were my assumptions. I haven’t seen these points covered by any news yet so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.