Nothing has been officially confirmed as of yet, but there’s a rumor floating around that strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk and top challenger Claudia Gadelha could be hosting an upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter as opposing coaches. I don’t know about you, but that sounds moderately interesting to me.
Here’s MMAJunkie with the talk around the water cooler:
UFC women’s strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk said she is “99 percent” likely to coach the 23rd edition of “The Ultimate Fighter” opposite rival Claudia Gadelha.
Speaking on Monday to Polish MMA outlet MMARocks.pl, Jedrzejczyk stopped short of confirming the news. But “TUF 20” vet Tecia Torres later backed the report, recently telling fans she heard the strawweight rivals will coach against each other on the reality show.
In an email to MMAjunkie, a UFC official declined comment on the show’s casting. If confirmed, the coaches would mark the first time women’s strawweights have coached on the long-running reality series, which just wrapped up its 22nd season featuring now-featherweight champion Conor McGregor and popular ex-champ Urijah Faber.
Considering both these ladies aren’t native English speakers, this could be a tough (pun intended) sell to American audiences. But – BUT – champ Jedrzejczyk has personality for days, and Gadelha is somewhat easy on the eyes, so there’s that going for it.
Would you tune in and watch at least one or two episodes?