Roy Nelson has mentioned the likes of former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ Muhammed Lawal and ex-Olympic wrestler/current TNA star Kurt Angle as potential members of his coaching staff for the upcoming season of the Ultimate Fighter.
Nelson, who has laid claim to his own TUF title, and will coach opposite Shane Carwin on the newest season which starts taping next month and airs in September.
Over the weekend, on his own website, Nelson disclosed an entire list of people he plans on bringing in to help him coach this year. Nelson even broke them down by allowed and not-allowed.
“Here are my Assistant/Guest Coaches the non-UFC coaches will be helping but not on the set because they are black, criminals, white, Olympian, Great TV … (disclaimer I have no idea, just opinion)
NON-UFC ALLOWED: Muhammed Lawal, Kurt Angle ,Victor Conte
UFC ALLOWED: Royce Gracie, James Johnson, Jeff Mayweather, Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz, Nate Diaz, Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, Chael Sonnen, Jake Shields, Gilbert Melendez, Martin Kampmann, Amir Sadollah, Mike Pyle, Gray Maynard, Ron Frazier, Anthony Brown
I am a student first, teacher second. Let give theses kids an opportunity of a life time. A UFC SUPER CAMP!”
Nelson and Carwin have done plenty of verbal jarring back and forth, and with some of these fighters named by Nelson set to appear, fans look to be guaranteed plenty of interesting interaction this fall.
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