UFC President Dana White announced earlier this week that middleweights Michael Bisping and Jason “Mayhem” Miller will coach the fourteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter. White revealed at the UFC 130 post-fight press conference last night that the two will then square off on The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale in December, rather than at a PPV event.
“What we’re going to do this season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ is, the coaches will fight on the finale,” White said. “Why? Because we want to do it. It’s what we were planning on doing anyway. We’ve done it before.”
Bisping is no stranger to the show, as he won the third season of the series and coached the ninth season opposite Dan Henderson. “The Count” is coming off of a controversial second round TKO victory over Jorge Rivera at UFC 127 last February.
Since losing a unanimous decision to Jake Shields in November of 2009, Miller has earned victories over Tim Stout in Strikeforce and Kazushi Sakuraba at DREAM.16 last September. He is returning to the UFC after a six-year absence from the organization.
Season 14 of The Ultimate Fighter will begin shooting next month and, for the first time ever, will feature featherweights and bantamweights.