This just in: Brazilian newspaper reports Silva & Belfort as TUF coaches for 2012!
Ariel Helwani just broke the news on the MMA hour.
Depois do anúncio da transmissão das lutas do UFC pela Rede Globo, mais uma novidade promete agitar o mercado do MMA nacional: o mês de março de 2012 marcará a estreia do reality TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) no Brasil.
Os protagonistas serão os lutadores Vitor Belfort e Anderson Silva, que já se enfrentaram no UFC 127, e comandarão duas equipes de lutadores no reality.
As inscrições serão abertas nas próximas semanas, mas a produção contará, inclusive, com olheiros que buscarão nas academias de lutas de todo país alguns participantes para o programa.
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Translated by Google, unedited:
After the announcement of the broadcast of UFC fights by Rede Globo, a new feature promises to stir the market's national MMA: the month of March 2012 will mark the debut of the reality TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) in Brazil.
The protagonists are the fighters Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort, who have met at UFC 127, and will command two teams of fighters in reality.
Registration will open in the coming weeks, but production will, even with recruiters who seek in gyms across the country struggles some participants to the program
Though that might obviously mean Silva vs Sonnen II is off,
given that the real champ is still in treatment for a shoulder injury.
Thing is, Brazilian media is usually more reliable than US sources when it comes to their fighters. ...So, this is very likely more than just a rumor.