patrick-cote-9.jpgPatrick Cote (19-8 MMA, 6-8 UFC) thinks he has the experience and knowledge to guide the careers of up-and-coming Canadian fighters.

Cote, who recently signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC, said he would be honored to accept a job as coach if a rumored Canada vs. Australia version of “The Ultimate Fighter” materializes.

“I think I can teach something to those guys, and I’ll go there to help, not for my personal exposure,” Cote told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). “It could be fun. If they ask me to do it, for sure I would say yes.”

A recent report stated that the fourth international version of the long-running reality show was to begin filming in the near future, but the UFC has yet to confirm its plans, and UFC President Dana White has declined to answer questions about the rumored “TUF.” 

Cote, a onetime UFC middleweight title challenger who this past month successfully debuted at welterweight, said he didn’t have any additional information on whether the rumored season was a go, but has a team in place if things change.

He cited his longtime jiu-jitsu coach and MMA vet Fabio Holanda as one person he’d bring on set, as well as his striking and wrestling coaches.

“I have a lot of good people around me who can give me the help I need and help those guys,” he said. “I’m going to bring everything I can, but I can bring experience, because I fought for a title. I know what it is to fight on a big stage.”

Now 33 years old, Cote made his octagon debut at UFC 50, when he stepped in for an injured Guy Mezger to fight Tito Ortiz. After going winless in his next two outings, he rebuilt himself on the regional circuit before accepting a spot on Season 4 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” which featured UFC veterans gunning for a guaranteed shot at the title. He was eliminated in the finals, but returned to win four straight and earn a fight with middleweight champ Anderson Silva at UFC 90. A blown ACL ended his title bid, and subsequent losses sent him back to the regional circuit. 

Returning to the UFC this past year, Cote suffered a decision loss to Cung Le before winning bouts against Alessio Sakara (via disqualification) and, most recently, Bobby Voelker

After recent talks with UFC matchmakers, Cote has penciled in a return in September, which he said will coincide with his current effort to become a certified nutritionist and biomechanics expert. He has yet to hear of a proposed opponent. 

The UFC previously has filmed two international seasons of “TUF” in Brazil, the second of which is set to conclude next month at a live event in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, and one in Australia, which pitted Australian fighters against U.K. fighters. 

Canada has long been considered one of the strongest international markets for the UFC, which has held a dozen events in the country. Several of them have been instant sellouts. Australia, meanwhile, has hosted four events. 

For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia - Idiot's Guide Preview to the TUF: Brazil 4 Finalists

  • 29 days ago
  • 3 views

David Castillo breaks down everything you need to know about the lightweight and bantamweight finals from TUF: Brazil 4 that everyone hopes can't end quick enough for UFC 190 in Brazil. The four fina read news >>

Coach Pederneiras calls Brendan Schaub's steroid allegations 'a case of envy'

  • 19 days ago
  • 15 views

Brendan Schaub thinks that there’s something “weird” to struggles by Brazilian fighters since enhanced drug testing has kicked in for the UFC. Those struggles are why, he says, he’ll be picking Conor read news >>

UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Oliveira - Idiot's Guide Preview for Patrick Cote vs Josh Burkman

  • 8 days ago
  • 0 views

David Castillo breaks down the three things you need to know about two fighters who couldn't hack it in the UFC yet seem destined to retire in the octagon for UFN 74 in Canada. Two aging but relevant read news >>

Conor McGregor as TUF coach: 'I didn't want to do it'

  • 2 days ago
  • 262 views

Conor McGregor was reluctant to accept a spot as a coach on the upcoming Ultimate Fighter series in September. The latest series of 'The Ultimate Fighter' airs on September 9th and will feature Conor read news >>

'Nobody wants to fight' Faber? The TUF coach still has no opponent for Finale

  • 2 days ago
  • 21 views

Urijah Faber is coaching TUF, but it is still unclear if he's going to have an opponent on the weekend of the Finale. Urijah Faber is coaching The Ultimate Fighter opposite interim featherweight cham read news >>

UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia - Idiot's Guide Preview to Stefan Struve vs Antonio Nogueira

  • 29 days ago
  • 4 views

David Castillo breaks down the three things you need to know about a Heavyweight fight you wish didn't exist, this August 1, 2015 in Brazil. A heavyweight bout no one asked for hopes to avoid depress read news >>

UFC 190 results: Vieira, Franca crowned new 'TUF Brazil' champions

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

Check out the results of the two The Ultimate Fighter Brazil season 4 finals on the main card of UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The reason why UFC 190 is a seven-fight PPV main card is because th read news >>

UFC 190 results: Glaico Franca claims TUF Brazil 4 lightweight crown

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Glaico Franca knows the oldest adage in the MMA cliche book: Don't let the fight go to the judges. With his Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 lightweight final going down to the wire Saturday night in Rio de read news >>

UFC 190 results: Reginaldo Vieira wins 'TUF: Brazil 4' 135 title vs. Dileno Lopes

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

RIO DE JANEIRO – After a fight that saw dueling guillotine choke attempts, wild striking exchanges, and lots of blood, Reginaldo Vieira just edged out Dileno Lopes to win the bantamweight final of “T read news >>

UFC 190 results: Reginaldo Vieira becomes TUF 'Brazil' 4 bantamweight winner, decisions Dileno Lopes in blood-soaked bat

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): "Brazil" 4 Bantamweight Finale took place earlier tonight (Sat., Aug. 1, 2015) at UFC 190 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, between Reginaldo Vieira and Dileno Lopes. Both Brazil read news >>