The former UFC Heavyweight Champion is the newest coach in the IFL as it was officially announced today. Maurice Smith will be the fourth and final coach for the upcoming International Fight League debuting on April 29th.
Smith joins other Hall of Fame coaches Bas Rutten, Pat Miletich, and Renzo Gracie, all former champions as the coach on the show. Here is the official press release from today’s announcement….
INTERNATIONAL FIGHT LEAGUE ANNOUNCES
FIRST MAJOR EVENT
New Mixed Martial Arts Fight League Reveals Four Teams That Will Compete in
Who: Some of the greatest fighters in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) will fight for the following four teams in the inaugural International Fight League (IFL) event:
Each team is driven by the leadership, vision, style and skills of the following MMA giants:
Bas Rutten – Coach Pat Miletich – Coach Renzo Gracie – Coach Maurice Smith – Coach
When: Saturday, April 29, 2006 – 8:00pm
Where: Trump Taj Mahal – Atlantic City
Tickets for IFL’s first event will be priced at $250, $150, $100 and $50
Tickets on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com and Taj Mahal Box Office.