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Who will coach the next 'Ultimate Fighter'? We have suggestions


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After his fast beatdown of Takeya Mizugaki on Thursday night, Urijah Faber brought up the idea of coaching on "The Ultimate Fighter." Wanderlei Silva and Alan Belcher have both asked for the chance to coach on the show then fight each other. Why not grant these fighters their wish?

Faber/winner of Dominick Cruz and Scott Jorgensen: A lighter-weight season of "The Ultimate Fighter" would introduce the casual UFC fan to this group of small but talented fighters. Starting off with Faber makes sense, as he is an already well-known fighter and can bring fellow WEC veterans and Team Alpha Male members Joseph Benavidez and Chad Mendes with him. With Cruz, the UFC would get an already brewing rivalry, and with Jorgensen, Faber would face off with a fighter he helped get in the business.

This season would then lead to the bantamweight title bout. Faber already said he's up for it, but no moves can be made until after the Jorgensen/Cruz bout happens in December.

Wanderlei Silva/Alan Belcher: Silva is an MMA legend and has a world of experience to share with a new crop of fighters. He is also one of MMA's most entertaining and likable personalities. (Follow him on Twitter for proof.) Belcher is an exciting, young fighter who would match up well with Silva in the cage. He would also tap into the coaching think tank at Roufusport, currently one of the hottest camps in MMA.

Winner of Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard/Winner of Ben Henderson vs. Anthony Pettis: This season could build heat for the undisputed UFC lightweight title. No matter how the bouts shake out, you have four exciting, skilled fighters from great camps. Who doesn't want advice from Renzo Gracie, should Edgar win? Or learn to kick from Duke Roufus, should Pettis win?

Cain Velasquez/Junior dos Santos: This season could serve as a pre-cursor to their UFC heavyweight championship. They would both bring in excellent coaches and teach their fighters well, but neither seem comfortable in the spotlight.

Who would you like to coach the next season?

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