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TUF 12 Coaching Team Starting To Come Together

Georges St-Pierre and Josh Koscheck are expected to land in Las Vegas this week to begin filming the 12th season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” While GSP fully intends to breed a team of champions, he also plans on running a mini-camp to prepare for his impending scrap with Kos.

“I’m going to use (the show) for a training camp as well,” a motivated St-Pierre told “I’m going to be training for those six weeks.”

The welterweight king said that his all-star squad of assistant coaches would comprise of Brazilian jiu-jitsu aces John Danaher and Shawn Williams, Muay Thai specialists Phil Nurse and Jean-Charles Skarbowsky, as well as St-Pierre’s longtime MMA coach Firas Zahabi.

The 29-year-old admitted that his complete dream team may not all be available due to prior commitments, however he mentioned bringing in some of his talented teammates from Greg Jackson’s MMA camp to help with any additional on-set training.

St-Pierre previously appeared as a general coach on the fourth edition of the reality show, where he tutored veterans in the welterweight and middleweight divisions. Unfortunately for GSP, Matt Serra – the season’s 170-pound winner – knocked him off his throne at UFC 69 and jacked his newly minted crown in the process.

GSP bounced back nicely by taking a unanimous decision victory over Koscheck at UFC 76 in August of 2007. The American Kickboxing Academy trained fighter shouldn’t feel too badly about the loss because GSP went on to dominate his next six opponents en route to recapturing the title.