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5 Oz. of Pain on CBS Sports: Defending Mir and Nogueira as coaching choices for TUF 8

bigfist.jpg In my article for this week, I analyze the UFC and Spike TV’s decision to go with UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir as coaches for the eighth season of “The Ultimate Fighter“, which starts in September.

Many people on the blogosphere have been critical of the news, but I can find little fault with the selections given the current circumstances. And as it stands now, the coaching selections of the show could be the least of the concerns pertaining to TUF right now.

For an extended look at the present and future of the TUF concept, with quotes from Spike TV President of Sports and Specials Brian Diamond and Adam Swift of, just click here.