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NEWARK, N.J. – UFC president Dana White can keep a secret. He just can't always keep the secret that he has a secret.

Following Saturday's UFC 111 event at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. – the latest blockbuster event for the world's top fight promotion – White dropped some hints.

Soon after telling MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) about his plans for international editions of "The Ultimate Fighter," White said a UFC 113 co-headliner between top contenders Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley could have something extra riding on the line besides a potential title fight with UFC welterweight champion and UFC 111 main-event winner Georges St-Pierre.

"I'm working on something right now that I can't talk to you guys about because I don't have it done yet," White said of the Koscheck-Daley fight, which takes place May 8 at UFC 113 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. "But it has to do with that fight, so we'll see what happens."

White has dropped similar hints in the past, and some of them later proved to involve coaching stints for top UFC stars on "TUF," the UFC and Spike TV's long-running reality series. Later this week, the UFC hosts an open tryout for the show's 12th season, which will feature lightweight and light-heavyweight fighters.

No coaches have been named for the show, but it's been three years since welterweight coaches appeared on the series. (Matt Serra and Matt Hughes coached "TUF 6" in late 2007.)

And while the UFC struggles to find quality opponents for St-Pierre – specifically, opponents the champ hasn't already beaten once before – a three-month weekly run on Spike TV could generate interest in a title defense against either Koscheck (who lost once before to the champ) or Daley (a British fighter who's never faced St-Pierre). If there's one thing "TUF" still does well (besides develop talent), it's building interest in season-ending coach-vs-coach fights.

The potential coaching gigs, though, are just an educated guess. White made no specific reference to the possibility and simply smirked when pressed for details.

In any manner, "TUF 12" is slated to debut in September with a live season finale in December. It follows "TUF 11," which debuts Wednesday following a live broadcast of UFC Fight Night 21.

For the latest on UFC 113 and "The Ultimate Fighter 12," check out the UFC Rumors section of MMAjunkie.com.
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I really dislike it when they hold up the title with stunts like this. I know it gives the WW division some much needed time to sort itself out, but Kos vs. Daley is still months away, and we then have to sit through an entire season of TUF before seeing GSP fight again? Frankly, I don't know if I can make it that long... I'd like to see GSP fight tomorrow, just so I don't have to sit through months and months of boxing fans posing as MMA fans moaning about how GSP is 'one dimensional' and 'doesn't finish fights'.
 

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I doubt this will happen. Id love to see Florian and Sanchez coach a new season of TUF and have their anticipated rematch. It would be funny to see Diego coaching as well, YES, YES YES.

Going with daley for another first round KO still.
 
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I doubt this will happen. Id love to see Florian and Sanchez coach a new season of TUF and have their anticipated rematch. It would be funny to see Diego coaching as well, YES, YES YES.

Going with daley for another first round KO still.
Good idea, but doubt it'll happen with Diego moving up to WW...
 

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PLESE NO!

I hate when title holders go on TUF, if anything...they should have title contenders go there, and fight for a chance at GSP or someone else.
 

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Ditto what has been said- screw holding up the WW title for TUF or any division for that matter- it sucks royally. Plus the fact GSP is coming off a 8 month layoff and doesn't need TUF to create another long delay.

I've already stopped watching TUF and this will only give me another to hate it more. :thumbsdown:
 

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holding up the ww title might not necessarily be a bad idea. GSP has destroyed pretty much all the top contenders, it's so bad that swick/kampmann were fighting for no1 contender...

with the time it takes for kos/daley to fight, do tuf and fight for the title, a new contender could emerge. at the most it'll take another 8-9 months for the next title shot, which gives time for a top WW to pick up 2 big wins and justify a shot.

i wouldn't mind a little 4 man tourny involving fitch, alves, paulo thiago and anthony johnson.
 

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Good idea, but doubt it'll happen with Diego moving up to WW...
Maybe at a catchweight? The reason i mention this possible idea is because Kenny Florian actually hinted at it himself on mmalive about 3 weeks ago. He said on the show that he would love a rematch with Diego and that maybe coaching TUF could in the works, who knows. I think it would be great series of TUF and a great fight if this happened. Dana needs to make it happen.
 

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holding up the ww title might not necessarily be a bad idea. GSP has destroyed pretty much all the top contenders, it's so bad that swick/kampmann were fighting for no1 contender...

with the time it takes for kos/daley to fight, do tuf and fight for the title, a new contender could emerge. at the most it'll take another 8-9 months for the next title shot, which gives time for a top WW to pick up 2 big wins and justify a shot.

i wouldn't mind a little 4 man tourny involving fitch, alves, paulo thiago and anthony johnson.
I'd rather have someone like Almeida there.
 

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I would love to see GSP coaching there, but the idea of this title being kept hold really isn't good. Therefore, i hope it's false.
 

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1. having either Kos or Daley coaching is something I don't want to see.
2. GSP just took 8 months in between fights, we don't need him gone for another while
3. TUF should be used as a vehicle for pushing fighters - GSP is involved in Underarmour, Gatorade, etc. he doesn't need it. They should give the chance to guys who are not as well-known - (like Mckeever said) such as a Kenny Florian.
 

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LMAO at Semtex coaching. At least he can trash talk, so that may make the show interesting (provided he beats Koscheck)

GSP is programmed to say the same crap in his robotic voice before/after every fight:

"I'm in the best shape of my life/career"
"He's the toughest opponent I've fought so far"
etc.
 

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Usually I hate when they hold up the division by having the champ on TUF, but this time I say go for it, I really have no desire to see a GSP fight. Not that I wont buy it or anything but I just cant get excited for the same 5 round fight over and over.
 

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To be honest I'm not that bothered about GSP being out of competition for a while, the guy only fights like twice a year anyway and is hardly going to step up his fighting schedule anytime soon.

I would be interested in seeing him coach, he just seems like a very interesting personality and this is one way of showcasing this. Although I would (personally) only be interested if Koscheck was the other coach. He has a better team than Daley (and is therefore able to call on better assistant coaches/guest coaches). Plus the USA/UK "rivalry" has just been done in TUF.

Granted neither would really have a chance against GSP in the eventual fight but that hasn't stopped the UFC before in the case of BJ Penn vs Jens Pulver, Serra vs Hughes, Tito vs Shamrock and Bisping vs Henderson.

A Diego/Kenny TUF would also be interesting (as someone mentioned before). Especially as one of the reasons for a WW coach was the fact that it hasn't been done in a couple of seasons. A lightweight coach hasn't been done since a season before the last WW coaches, so are therefore even more overdue. Plus them both being TUF finalists would add a nice little touch to the program.

Well, that's it rant/first post over. Looking forward to new TUF season (as one of the few I think). The embarrassing thing is that T'm quite new to MMA and TUF10 was my first taste of it and I'm still in the process of catching up.
 

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To be honest I'm not that bothered about GSP being out of competition for a while, the guy only fights like twice a year anyway and is hardly going to step up his fighting schedule anytime soon.

I would be interested in seeing him coach, he just seems like a very interesting personality and this is one way of showcasing this. Although I would (personally) only be interested if Koscheck was the other coach. He has a better team than Daley (and is therefore able to call on better assistant coaches/guest coaches). Plus the USA/UK "rivalry" has just been done in TUF.

Granted neither would really have a chance against GSP in the eventual fight but that hasn't stopped the UFC before in the case of BJ Penn vs Jens Pulver, Serra vs Hughes, Tito vs Shamrock and Bisping vs Henderson.

A Diego/Kenny TUF would also be interesting (as someone mentioned before). Especially as one of the reasons for a WW coach was the fact that it hasn't been done in a couple of seasons. A lightweight coach hasn't been done since a season before the last WW coaches, so are therefore even more overdue. Plus them both being TUF finalists would add a nice little touch to the program.

Well, that's it rant/first post over. Looking forward to new TUF season (as one of the few I think). The embarrassing thing is that T'm quite new to MMA and TUF10 was my first taste of it and I'm still in the process of catching up.
It would be UK/Canada or USA/Canada actually.
 
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