Looks like some good news for UFC fans, as the L.A. Times just reported that UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones will be coaching the next season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF 17) with none other than…you guessed it, Chael Sonnen. Not only that, but the two are already set to square off this coming April in a championship fight. Sonnen will also no longer be fighting Forrest Griffin at UFC 155 in December, due to his newly announced bout. Here’s the breaking news from the L.A. Times:
“UFC President Dana White told The Times on Tuesday that Jones and Sonnen have been assigned as opposing coaches in the third installment of “The Ultimate Fighter” on FX, creating some extensive pre-fight hype for their April 27 pay-per-view title match at a site to be determined.
“The Ultimate Fighter” with Jones and Sonnen is set to begin shooting on Oct. 29 in Las Vegas, with a debut in early January as young middleweights participate in a tournament that leads up to an April “TUF” finale at the Vegas Hard Rock Hotel, where the winner will receive a multi-fight UFC contract.”