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Cote: “Would Love” to Coach For Team Canada

Kelsey Mowatt

Patrick Cote

It’s been reported recently that the next international edition of “The Ultimate Fighter” could feature teams from Canada and Australia, which would mark the first time an all Canadian squad will compete in the competition.

Of course, one of the possible fighters that could coach team Canada is none other than Georges St. Pierre, as the welterweight champ is kind of a big deal in his native country. Aside from GSP, however, there’s no shortage of Canucks who have competed in the Octagon numerous times, including men like Sam Stout, Mark Bocek and Pat Cote.

One would think “The Predator” might be at the top of the UFC’s list, since Cote competed on TUF before and also fought Anderson Silva for the middleweight belt way back in 2008. When asked about the possibility of coaching Team Canada, Cote told MMA

“I think I can teach something to those guys, and I’ll go there to help, not for my personal exposure. It could be fun. If they ask me to do it, for sure I would say yes.”

Another reason they might tap someone like Cote, is that he’s probably a pretty familiar fighter to fans “down under” as well. Cote recently dropped to welterweight and earned a tightly contested, unanimous decision win over Bobby Voelker in March. If you didn’t see that fight, do yourself a favor and watch it.

The Canada vs. Australia edition of TUF has yet to be announced, however, so it remains to be seen if the two countries will be tapped for the next season.


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