British middleweight standout Michael Bisping has been handed his second assignment as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter and will be working that position opposite colorful MMA personality Jason “Mayhem” Miller.
During a recent appearance on ESPN MMA Live, Bisping addressed some of the criticism he was met with during his last stint as a TUF coach (opposite Dan Henderson) and indicated how he plans to handle things against a noted antagonist in Miller.
“To be honest, I don’t think I need to change my coaching techniques,” Bisping told Pat Miletich in regards to the criticism he received during his last coaching stint. “Three of the four finalists were from my team and we won both weight classes, so I think my coaching techniques were fine. I think most of the criticisms were aimed at me maybe as a person, not as a coach. And you learn from the experiences, that was a few years ago now, maybe I’ve learned from them a little bit. But, I’m still gonna be myself, I’m gonna go out there and be myself. I’m not gonna act like a fool for the sake of ratings, but I won’t suffer fools gladly. If Miller tries to wind me up — I’m a father of three, I’m gonna act appropriately — but, I’ll also put him in his place.”
Bisping and Miller are expected to face off at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale, which will take place at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.