Friday, August 12, 2022

Ronda Rousey Named TUF 18 Coach, Female And Male Housemates

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Following the UFC 158 prelim fights on FUEL TV last night, UFC President Dana White made the announcement that the next season of The Ultimate Fighter will have a new spin on it.

UFC Women's Champ Ronda Rousey will coach the next season with the winner of the upcoming Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano fight being the opposing coach.

Not only will the show feature women coaches for the first time in its history, it will also feature male and female hopefuls living together inside the TUF house.

White President Dana White discussed how the decision was made to cast women in the coaching roles.”Obviously her winning the fight was a big deal,”said White. “There were a lot of things going on for that fight that determined it. We had kicked it around that maybe it could happen.”

White said he doesn't have any concerns about having a big enough talent pool to fill a cast of women's bantamweights for the house.

“We already know we have enough women to do it,” said White. “And every time you do tryouts people pop up that you never knew about.”

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