Jon Jones Reveals TUF 17 Coaching Staff Includes Former UFC Champ Frank Mir


Frank Mir UFC 107Filming for The Ultimate Fighter 17: Team Jones vs. Team Sonnen got underway this week. UFC light heavyweight champion and TUF 17 coach Jon Jones, during a Metro PCS chat on Tuesday night, finally revealed his coaching staff to the world.

Jones’ coaching staff on TUF, which may come as a surprise to many, is short on talent from his Team Jackson-Winkeljohn coaches in Albuquerque, N.M.

One of the biggest surprises, however, is the inclusion of former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.

“I have a great training staff,” Jones proclaimed. “I have Frank Mir; he’s going to be our jiu-jitsu coach.”

Besides his jiu-jitsu expertise, Mir also brings some TUF experience to the table for Team Jones. Mir coached opposite Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira during season eight of The Ultimate Fighter.

“I have Stonehorse Goeman, who is my original Muay Thai teacher,” Jones continued. “I have John Woods from Las Vegas (on Greg Jackson’s suggestion); the guy is a well rounded martial artist, a little bit of jiu-jitsu, a little bit of everything. He’s going to be one of our overseeing type coaches. Then I have Bubba Jenkins. The guy is an NCAA national wrestling champion.”

Chael Sonnen has yet to reveal any details as to the makeup of his coaching staff.

Jones and Sonnen will fight at an April 27, 2013, event, following the TUF 17 season’s conclusion.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more Ultimate Fighter 17 news and updates.

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