icon rumors deniedReigning UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre is expected to face number one contender Dan Hardy in Spring of 2010.

However not as a coach on Season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF).

MMA fans and more importantly GSP fans have been heard. The fans demand to see the Canadian superstar in action and don’t feel like waiting an entire year for him to satisfy his obligations to reality television.

Whether it was that backlash or the lessons learned from past seasons (like the Matt Serra/Matt Hughes debacle) — or perhaps just misinformation, it seems that TUF 11 will be in search of coaches not currently vying for a divisional title. (smart choice)

The Ultimate Fighter 11 will feature middleweight and light heavyweight fighters and is expected to premier in April 2010 on Spike TV.