Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller and Michael Bisping Set as Coaches for the ‘Ultimate Fighter’ 14


The long running saga around who would coach the ‘Ultimate Fighter’ season 14 has been solved. New UFC middleweight Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller will fill the slot vacated by Chael Sonnen and coach opposite Michael Bisping in the latest edition of the reality show.

The report comes courtesy of UFC President Dana White in a statement given to MMA.tv. Miller’s manager Dr. Ryan Parsons also confirmed the news to MMAWeekly.com on Friday.

According to White, Mayhem and Bisping will pair off as coaches on the show, which is slated to start filming in the next few weeks, and then fight at the end of the season.

Miller was already scheduled to fight at UFC 132 in July against Aaron Simpson, but he’s now apparently been pulled from that slot to face off against Bisping. Sources close to Simpson’s camp on Friday told MMAWeekly.com that he had not been notified that Miller had been pulled from their fight, and no replacement has been offered.

Miller will come to the UFC after being away from the organization for more than 5 years, but moved over after his deal with Strikeforce ran out recently.

The always colorful Miller has been out of fight action since September 2010, so by the time he fights Bisping it will likely be more than a year since Mayhem hit the cage.

The two coaches will square off at the end of the season, but there’s been no word if it will carry with it the No. 1 contender’s spot in the middleweight division that the original fight between Bisping and Chael Sonnen was expected to produce.

Bisping will be coaching on the show for the 2nd time. The Brit and former winner of the ‘Ultimate Fighter’ coached on season 9 of the reality show opposite Dan Henderson.

The next season of the ‘Ultimate Fighter’ will feature bantamweights and featherweights for the first time ever. Filming is expected to kick off in June with the debut coming later in the summer.


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