View Full Version : Bisping and Henderson Likely TUF 9 Coaches...AND MORE!


Palma
09-25-2008, 09:17 PM
Chris Insinna

The Ultimate Fighter 3 winner Michael Bisping and former PRIDE champion Dan Henderson are likely to land roles as coaches on the ninth season of The Ultimate Fighter, which will feature welterweights (170 pounds) and middleweights (185 pounds) in a United States versus United Kingdom format.

According to The Sun, Bisping will be offered the position if he gets past Chris Leben in the UFC 89 main event in October while Henderson is likely to be tapped to coach the US team. Bisping and Henderson will then clash in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale to determine the promotionís top middleweight contender.

Auditions for the series will take place on October 20th in London, England and on October 27th in Chicago, Illinois.

The Ultimate Fighter 9 will begin filming later this year or in early-2009 for an anticipated April 2009 debut.
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Manager: No truth to recent Anderson Silva retirement talk

Although UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva reportedly told a Brazilian TV station that he will "retire next year ... and within one year put my gloves aside," his manager was quick to downplay the possibility.

Ed Soares, the manager to Silva and many of MMA's top Brazilian fighters, said that Silva has a contract for six more fights and that he'll complete those before he considers leaving the sport.

Soares posted the news on The Underground, a popular MMA forum.

"Anderson's goal is to retire when he is 35," Soares wrote of the 33-year-old fighter. "He still has six fights on his contract, and he doesn't turn 35 for another 18 months. I know he will finish his six fights before he considers hanging up his gloves."

Those six fights are all part of a contract with the UFC. The organization signed Silva in late 2006.

Silva (22-4 MMA, 7-0 UFC) has won his past eight fights, seven of which came in the UFC. He recently moved up a weight class to fight light heavyweight James Irvin at a July 19 UFC Fight Night event and easily disposed of his opponent with a 61-second knockout.

He next fights Oct. 25 when he headlines UFC 90 in a title defense against Patrick Cote. Silva is currently an 11.5-to-1 favorite over the Canadian fighter.

YUHHHHHHH!
09-26-2008, 12:27 AM
Henderson would be a boss ass coach.

75th
09-26-2008, 01:08 AM
Henderson would rape, and I mean straight prison shower style rape, Bisping.

Palma
09-26-2008, 02:45 AM
Henderson would rape, and I mean straight prison shower style rape, Bisping.

:beerchug:

Liaison
09-26-2008, 03:27 AM
Bisping will be offered the position if he gets past Chris Leben in the UFC 89 main event in OctoberIt's a big if.

I hope this is true and he beat Leben, this has classic written all over it. Bispiong is an unknown quantity at 185 and while I***8217;ve never rated Hendo at 185 (not so great against Kondo, Misaki, Bustamante), but he***8217;s been in there and at least held his own.

Competitive match with Hendo taking advantage of Counts recklessness, picking up comfortable UD me thinks...

Oh, and nice angle with US vs. UK rivalry to, boost those UK market figures up...

Not Monty
09-26-2008, 04:47 PM
Chris Insinna
...According to The Sun, Bisping will be offered the position if he gets past Chris Leben in the UFC 89 main event in October while Henderson is likely to be tapped to coach the US team. Bisping and Henderson will then clash in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale to determine the promotionís top middleweight contender...

I doubt UFC gives a crap if Bisping loses. Remember the whole reintroduction of Jens Pulver? They pre-planned Pulver-Penn TUF and a couple of months before pitted Pulver agaisnt an unheralded/unknown Joe Lauzon and he was smashed inside a minute. Didn't change him later being coach on TUF at all (and the irony that Lauzon was castmember that season). I'd say they already have their minds made up.

Its funny, I'd actually like Bisping to beat Hendo. Think about it- Hendo, like Marquardt, Franklin, Leben, were all so thoroughly trashed by Anderson I dont care for rematches anytime soon. At least Bisping would be someone new for Anderson to wreck. But, hopefully, in the meantime, Okami gets the next shot, he deserves it.

Savino
09-26-2008, 09:21 PM
Mike basically slipped up on Ultimate talk over here in the UK about been a coach. they asked him if he would be a coach and he said maybe then slipped up by saying that he will see them all at the try-outs which made Rampage laugh. also rampage said Bisping is under-rated and if he can control himself he will prove how good he actually is.

StillUnknown
09-26-2008, 11:45 PM
what in the hell makes Bisping qualified to coach anybody?

i wasn't aware the UK had that many prospects to put enough TUF contestants.

abadger
09-27-2008, 12:11 AM
Hello MMA gaylords.

You may be interested to know that I used to know Michael Bisping when I was a teenager, we lived in the same town. Back then everyone knew he used to do this Ultimate Fighter but no-one really believed anything would come of it. Just goes to show.

Once, he threatened to beat me up, so it seems I had a lucky escape. How do you rate him as an fighter? Is he good, bad, or average?

Savino
09-27-2008, 07:56 AM
what in the hell makes Bisping qualified to coach anybody?

i wasn't aware the UK had that many prospects to put enough TUF contestants.

The is quite alot of UK mma fighters now. It is a fast growing sport over here now and quite alot of people are taking it up. I live in Widnes which is where Bisping, Rampage, Kongo and few other UFC fighters train and the is alot of quality new comers who train there.

Savino
09-27-2008, 07:58 AM
what in the hell makes Bisping qualified to coach anybody?

i wasn't aware the UK had that many prospects to put enough TUF contestants.

Hello MMA gaylords.

You may be interested to know that I used to know Michael Bisping when I was a teenager, we lived in the same town. Back then everyone knew he used to do this Ultimate Fighter but no-one really believed anything would come of it. Just goes to show.

Once, he threatened to beat me up, so it seems I had a lucky escape. How do you rate him as an fighter? Is he good, bad, or average?



Personally I rate him highly. He has potential to go on and do big things now he is in the 185(middleweight) division. Alot of MMA fans were saying he had alot of potential til the fight with Hamill which many people think Bisping lost. I think if he can control the pace of a fight and not rush into things like he normally does he can go alot furthur in this sport imo.

vinnie7731
09-27-2008, 09:35 AM
Back then everyone knew he used to do this Ultimate Fighter but no-one really believed anything would come of it. Just goes to show.

How do you rate him as an fighte?

i dont really like bisping at all. he is very obnoxious at times, as well as unsportsmanlike.
****e had ufc 75 on last night and watched the hamill/bisping fight again which made me sick. that was more than gift for him. and he was a complete dick and very high on himself in the interview with rogan after the fight. which i dislike a lot. one judge had it 30-27 hamill, the other 2 judges had it 29-28bisping. im not sure what the last 2 judges were watching, but watching the fight again solidified how much i dislike bisping, and how i cant believe he won.

as for bisbing as a fighter, he not bad, and has improved dramatically. i just feel like he has no knock out power in either of his hands.

i hope leben catches him with a huge right and wins by ko.

as for bisbing as a coach, who knows but that basically means he's probably getting a title shot soon and may be fighting henderson, whom will put him in his place for sure

Savino
09-27-2008, 10:51 AM
i dont really like bisping at all. he is very obnoxious at times, as well as unsportsmanlike.
****e had ufc 75 on last night and watched the hamill/bisping fight again which made me sick. that was more than gift for him. and he was a complete dick and very high on himself in the interview with rogan after the fight. which i dislike a lot. one judge had it 30-27 hamill, the other 2 judges had it 29-28bisping. im not sure what the last 2 judges were watching, but watching the fight again solidified how much i dislike bisping, and how i cant believe he won.

as for bisbing as a fighter, he not bad, and has improved dramatically. i just feel like he has no knock out power in either of his hands.

i hope leben catches him with a huge right and wins by ko.

as for bisbing as a coach, who knows but that basically means he's probably getting a title shot soon and may be fighting henderson, whom will put him in his place for sure


might agree with that but he he is probaly one of the best kick boxers in ufc and he what he lacks in power in his hands he makes up for it in knee's and kicks.

vinnie7731
09-27-2008, 11:56 AM
might agree with that but he he is probaly one of the best kick boxers in ufc and he what he lacks in power in his hands he makes up for it in knee's and kicks.

havent seen much of his kickboxing ability, it seemed to me like mccarthy took a lot of knees and kicks before he went down by tko, so i wouldnt say he's got a lot of power there. my personal opinion is that he isnt close to one of the top kick boxers in the ufc, but thats just how i feel and probably feel more like that only cause i dislike his attitude and the way he talks crap sometimes.

Savino
09-27-2008, 10:19 PM
havent seen much of his kickboxing ability, it seemed to me like mccarthy took a lot of knees and kicks before he went down by tko, so i wouldnt say he's got a lot of power there. my personal opinion is that he isnt close to one of the top kick boxers in the ufc, but thats just how i feel and probably feel more like that only cause i dislike his attitude and the way he talks crap sometimes.

you bascially sayin you dont like him cos of the way he acted over the Hamill fight. but the presure on him in that fight was unreal so he reacted the way he did cos hamill was basically chosen to win cos he was death. he has only had 2 decisions in mma and one was against hamill and a lose to rashad. tust me when you speke to mike he is a nice lad and chats openly about his fights. he trains in my own town and seen him in asda afew times. americans dont like him over the hamill fight but werent his fault 2 americans scored it bispings ways. if he was to fight hamill at midlleight he would destroy him imo.

vinnie7731
09-28-2008, 11:17 AM
you bascially sayin you dont like him cos of the way he acted over the Hamill fight. but the presure on him in that fight was unreal so he reacted the way he did cos hamill was basically chosen to win cos he was death. he has only had 2 decisions in mma and one was against hamill and a lose to rashad. tust me when you speke to mike he is a nice lad and chats openly about his fights. he trains in my own town and seen him in asda afew times. americans dont like him over the hamill fight but werent his fault 2 americans scored it bispings ways. if he was to fight hamill at midlleight he would destroy him imo.

i cant remember off hand but i seem to think he didnt shown respect to some of his other opponents after fights. but any way....all fighters are under a lot of pressure each fight no matter what. being under pressure doesnt give someone the right to be an a-hole. and im not sure what you mean in the bold.
im sure he's a nice guy, im only talking about what i know and what ive seen of him on tv.

YUHHHHHHH!
09-28-2008, 11:44 AM
All I am going to say is that I am confident I could stuff a take down and knock Bisping out.