by Ken Pishna – MMAWeekly.com
Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White on Saturday night announced that “The Ultimate Fighter” season one light heavyweight winner Forrest Griffin would return as a coach during the upcoming seventh iteration of the popular television series on Spike TV.
The announcement came at the end of Saturday night’s Ultimate Fighter season six finale in Las Vegas.
White also indicated that there would be major changes as the series marks its seventh season, saying, “We’re going to completely revamp and change the show.” Both White and Spike TV executives are being extremely secretive about the changes.
Griffin’s coaching counter-part is set to be announced on Sunday night’s 2007 Spike Video Game Awards show. It is expected that UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson will be tabbed to fill the role.
With Griffin’s recent win over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, it is likely that the UFC would want to pit the two against each other first on The Ultimate Fighter as coaches and then in the Octagon vying for Jackson’s belt.