Cape Town - Chuck ‘The Iceman’ Liddell and Forrest Griffin are set to coach opposite one another on the third season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America’. The UFC announced the news on Monday via press release.
Both Liddell and Griffin are former UFC light heavyweight champions who have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to both fighting and the reality show know as TUF. Griffin was a cast member on the first ever season back in 2005 and, as a member of Team Liddell, would end up being crowned the winner after beating Stephan Bonnar in the finale.Since the TUF season 1, the two Hall of Fame fighters have gone on to coach a combined three more times in later shows. Filming for the latest instalment of the Latin America version will begin in spring from the Buenos Aires, Argentina. According to the release, the season will be aired on UFC Fight Pass and the finale will take place Nov. 5 from the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, Mexico.
“We have come a long way from the first season of The Ultimate Fighter,” said Liddell. “I feel honored to be a part of the Latin American series. We have great fighters competing in the region and I’m excited to get a chance to train them and teach them a few things I learned during my career. Expect a great finale in Mexico City November 5.”
“I’m very excited to be participating in The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3,” added Griffin. “I know how much of a competitor Chuck is so I will be bringing my A-game. UFC is still very new in Latin America and for that reason I am thrilled to be a part of this opportunity in helping grow the sport in the region.”
As expected, the retired legends will not fight at the end of the season, but both are clearly excited to be a part of season three