Patrick Cote talks coaching Team Canada on the next Ultimate Fighter reality show

June 17, 2013

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Patrick Cote talks coaching Team Canada on the next Ultimate Fighter reality show



Not long ago, the UFC announced that Patrick Cote, a longtime veteran of Canadian mixed martial arts and one of Canada’s first UFC breakthrough fighters would coach opposite Kyle Noke in the upcoming Ultimate Fighter “Team Canada vs. Team Australia”.  The Montreal-based fighter has fought the who’s who in his illustrious UFC career, most notably Anderson Silva for the middleweight title at UFC 90 back in 2008.

Cote is no stranger to the game, he was featured on the Ultimate Fighter season 4 and was better known as the “funny guy” of the house who would fight anyone at any time.  Now it is his time to coach and mentor young aspiring MMA athletes who are looking to become the next big thing in the UFC.

MMACanada.net caught up with Patrick Cote to discuss this exciting new chapter of his career and more.

Q: Pat, what do you think of the TUF opportunity and how it was presented to you?
A: It’s awesome!  The timing is perfect! Right on time in my fighting carreer.

Q: What were your immediate reactions to the proposed coaching job against Kyle Noke?
A: I dont Really know him, I know he fought at middleweight before like me and he likes to strike but whatever, i’ll go there to coach and Win this season.

Q: Why do you think the UFC chose you to be the Canadian coach representative over all the others?
A: I’m a veteran Canadian fighter, 10 years in the UFC almost. Everybody in the MMA community in Canada knows me. I’m also a TUF veteran too and everybody knows im gonna make it a good season.

Q: Can you discuss who your assistant coaches will be for the TUF filming?
A: My coaches will be Fabio Holanda (bjj), Kru Ash (striking) and David Zilberman (wrestling). I will have 2-3 more guest coaches and some surprises.

Q: What can the fans expect from the next TUF and why will you make it exciting?
A: You can expect a sweep from team Canada. Im going there to win every fight!

Q: When does filming begin and where will filming take place?
A: Filming will begin in November!

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