Wanderlei Silva, Chael Sonnen to coach on next season of TUF Brazil

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UFC rivals Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen will be the coaches on the third season of “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil,” according to an announcement made by UFC President Dana White.

The UFC executive revealed the news on Monday evening’s edition of Fox Sports Live.

“The coaches of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil’ are Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen,” White said. “This is happening … Then those two will fight.”

Silva and Sonnen have had a heated feud, which started a few years ago when the American fighter targeted the country of Brazil in his trash-talking rants. Silva then explained to Sonnen in a now-infamous video that when people talk bad about Brazil, they get their teeth knocked out.

The rivalry recently reached a boiling point when Silva took a camera crew with him to confront Sonnen at a recent expo in Las Vegas. Footage of the confrontation showed a furious Silva getting in Sonnen’s face and the two had to be separated.

No date and venue was announced for the upcoming matchup between the two coaches. Information regarding air dates and broadcast plans for American television were not revealed in the announcement.

Tryouts for “TUF Brazil 3” will take place Nov. 11 in Rio de Janeiro, according to the UFC website, and are open to middleweights, light heavyweights and heavyweights.

Filming for the upcoming season will begin in early 2014.

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