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Would you prefer Brock Lesnar or Junior Dos Santos as your coach?

Looks like Brock Lesnar will have a new chapter to write in his autobiography (in addition to the one about his epic beard).The former UFC heavyweight champ isn’t scurrying from the octagon for the relative safety of a WWE ring, as some have (heavily and seriously) speculated.

Instead, he will join Junior Dos Santos as opposing coaches on the 13th season of The Ultimate Fighter, which will focus on welterweights. UFC boss Dana White made the announcement on Wednesday, squashing the rumoured coaches, lightweight champ Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard.

Lesnar and Dos Santos will then square off for yet another interim heavyweight belt, which has been contended for more times than the unified strap the last couple of years (an entirely unnecessary interim belt, I’ll add, considering that champ Cain Velasquez is expected to be out just 6-8 months with the shoulder injury, meaning he could be back in action in time for the UFC’s annual July 4 weekend event).

The Lesnar vs. Santos bout would likely take place at UFC 131 in Vancouver on June 14. The locker rooms at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver could get a little crowded – Shane Carwin confirmed on his blog that he will face a yet-to-be-determined opponent on the card after a UFC 130 bout with Roy Nelson was scrapped so Nelson could face Frank Mir. (Presumably, Nelson’s legal woes have been resolved to the UFC’s satisfaction.)

So who could Carwin face? Well, scratch Brendan Schaub and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic off your list. Those two will slug it out at UFC 128, headlined by a light heavyweight title tilt between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Rashad Evans.

Okay, back to The Ultimate Fighter. While I think it’ll be entertaining for viewers to watch Lesnar and Dos Santos as coaches (imagine how many doors Lesnar will rip apart), I wouldn’t want to have Lesnar as a coach. Not just because of his personality. I just have to wonder, after just seven fights, Lesnar could possibly teach his proteges?


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