The premier of the fourteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter — the last to be broadcast on SpikeTV — is only a couple of weeks away and today Michael Bisping appeared on MMAFighting.com’s The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani to promote the season as well as his impending fight with opposing coach Jason “Mayhem” Miller.
Colorful personality and host of MTV’s Bully Beatdown — he can fight pretty good, too — Miller signed back with the UFC in April, signalling the beginning of Strikeforce’s slow bleed. Though he was originally scheduled to make his debut in July against Aaron Simpson, Miller left that fight when offered the coaching position opposite Bisping.
Bisping has been a coach on TUF before, helming a team of Brits against Dan Henderson and team of Americans. That stint saw Bisping get involved in his fair share of conflict (his reputation still suffers Stateside as a result of that run) and he told Helwani that this season will be no different.
“Miller’s mouth is bigger than his brain,” Bisping said of his fellow TUF 14 coach. “I definitely get the upper hand throughout the entire season. I’m not talking about the fights, I’m just talking about the one-on-one interaction with Miller.”
Bisping and Miller will fight upon the conclusion of the show’s airing and, for his part, Bisping told Helwani that he can’t wait for the opportunity, as Miller had thoroughly grated his nerves by the time taping of the show had ended.
“At the start of the season I thought he was an OK guy,” Bisping said. “By the end of the season I wanted to kill him. Fortunately, December 3 I’ll have my opportunity.”
Bisping and Miller will meet at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale this December 3 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.