Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Michael Bisping to coach at TUF 14

Fans of The Ultimate Fighter were disappointed when Chael Sonnen wasn’t able to get relicensed by the California State Athletic Commission. The UFC had originally intended for Chael to be a coach on the show opposite Michael Bisping, but now viewers of the show will be in for a treat. Jason “Mayhem” Miller is no stranger to reality television as he is known through out the world as the host of MTV’s popular show “Bully Beatdown“. Today, UFC President made the official announcement to The Underground:

UFC President Dana White revealed exclusively to the Underground that middleweight’s Michael Bisping and Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller will coach the fourteenth installment of the Ultimate Fighter reality show.

Speculation has been spread throughout the MMA world on who would fill the roles, from Chael Sonnen, to Michael Bisping, Georges St. Pierre, Nick Diaz, and more. The position was confirmed to have been gone to Chael Sonnen, but his recent troubles with the California State Athletic Commission seem to have made that impossible.

The 14th season of the Ultimate Fighter is expected to include featherweights and bantamweight, a first for the reality show, and will start filming soon.

The UFC President also confirmed that the two will square off in the cage at a yet to be determined date and event. White said that Miller’s scheduled bout with Aaron Simpson for UFC 132 will not take place, but Simpson will get a new opponent.

Longtime fans of TUF should also be very familiar with Michael Bisping. Bisping fighting at Light-Heavyweight won TUF 3 back in 2006 and was a coach opposite Dan Henderson for TUF 9: United States vs. United Kingdom.

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Michael Bisping at the Ultimate Fighting Champion Championship UFC 66 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on December 30, 2006. Photo credit: Francis Specker

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Kos77/ kos77

    still, would of been better with chael as coach

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ryan-Ventura/ Ryan Ventura

    I still think Mayhem is an awesome choice. The series will be fun.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Griffin/ griffin

    This will be the most entertaining TUF in a long time. Aside from the coaches being awesome, funny, and ****ing crazy i read that guys like din thomas, kit cope and fabiano tried out for this season. If they want to really reboot TUF they need to bring those type of fighters in to the show and not dudes like ****ing javier or shamar

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ryan-Ventura/ Ryan Ventura

    100% bro. I hope Thomas, Cope, or Fabiano made the cut.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/RabbitPuncher/ RabbitPuncher

    Interesting. Still would of preferred to see Chael go all Neo-con on Bisping, but this should be entertaining as well.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Mma420/ mma420

    Bisping is gonna totally dominate Miller

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Doomsdayapex/ doomsdayapex

    Stranger things have happened.

    Got my money on Miller. Bisping better keep the fight standing, or it’s over.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Doomsdayapex/ doomsdayapex

    The show has failed to pick up decent talent in recent years.

    Koscheck, Sanchez, Evans, Griffin, Bonnar, Swick, Florian, Quarry, Stevenson, Davis, Guillard, and Jardine were all from the first two seasons. From Season three, the talent has been getting weaker and weaker by the season.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Doomsdayapex/ doomsdayapex

    Not at all, Bisping may be overrated but he is the more complete fighter.

    Don’t know about his ground game though. Miller’s BJJ is light years ahead of Bisping’s. If he does get Michael to the ground, a victory is almost a sure thing for him.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Doomsdayapex/ doomsdayapex

    True, but I have a little gut feeling telling me that Miller will make the fight very competitive.

    BUT, I will stick to my guns and say if Miller has improved his wrestling then we could see Bisping tapping out a minute later.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Borealis19/ borealis19

    Chael has paid dearly for his mistakes…Now, he’s replaced by Mayhem…He must be feeling horrible…These are the ends of anyone cheating their way to gain unfair advantage…Still, what a loss for us fans not to see Chael fight Bisping…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Doomsdayapex/ doomsdayapex

    *if he scores the takedown*

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Diamond-mma2/ diamond-mma2

    should be interesting

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Taz/ taz

    Chael wasn’t replaced by Mayhem cause it was never official, and we still don’t know when he will be able to fight again, This is still likely to be a very exciting season.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/51JD51/ 51JD51

    I agree, Mayhem will be awesome still though, only thing that sucks is we have to wait even longer to see Mayhem fight now

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Rigo/ Rigo

    Mayhem will win as coach because he is x1000 cooler and he will submit the whanker in their fight! Mayhem FTW!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/members/KeithFarrell/ KeithFarrell

      I really like both fighters, their personalities and fighting styles but everyone has to see this as Miller’s only chance to win the fight is to get it to the ground, and if he can do that (I doubt he will) he needs to keep it there.
      Theres a few factors which really stick out for me in this match, and not just their fighting abilities:
      - This is the second time Bisping has been in this posisition, third time on the show. Bisping will know how to train throughout the show and train while the media masses are around the fighters non stop even after the show.
      - While Miller has been around for a good time in MMA, he hasn’t been under pressure anywhere near to Bisping, I expect Miller to be okayw ith this but you never know. Bisping has been on the Ultimate Fighter twice, fought at UFC 100 and he has fought Silva, Evans and Henderson.
      - Bisping’s wrestling has come a long way as he has worked heavily on it as we can see, I don’t know if Miller will be able to ground this fight.
      - Miller is obviously miles ahead in the BJJ department but don’t think that Bisping is a slouch on the ground. He must be training a lot on BJJ defense for this fight and if he applies his work ethic to this as he has done with his wrestling I’m sure he won’t be as vunerable on the ground as everyone thinks.
      - Bisping’s cardio is insane and he sets a super fast pace most fighters can’t keep up with so I feel the longer this fight goes the less chance of Miller taking Bisping down.
      - Miller has decent stand up and isn’t going to be target practice for Bisping but a huge advantage goes to Bisping, on the feet.

      I think Bisping will set an early pace and push Miller on the feet all 3 rounds. I think Miller will struggle to go for takedowns but I don’t see him attempting too many. Bisping will score a couple of takedowns and use a bit of ground and pound. Miller will make at least 1 takedown but will not get much going on the ground and Bisping will be back on his feet quickly.

      Bisping by decision.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/OllieHill/ OllieHill

    Like everyone else I wanted Sonnen and Bisping. However I do think that Miller will get under Bispings skin.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Taz/ taz

    toatly agree with that (don’t forget Chris Leben), Since tuf 3 most seasons only have 1-3 guys who stay in the UFC for a long time and do well, since the first three seasons only tuf 10 has produced some promising fighters.I think the reason the first two had so many good fighters was because there were alot of fighters who were high level guys but hadn’t had the chance to come to the UFC and tuf was a way of bringing in a bunch of fighters all at once but after a couple of years the UFC was starting to bring the more high level fighters into the UFC staight away rather than putting them on the show and thats why we are getting bad seasons of tuf now. I also don’t think any of these seasons fighters will last long in the UFC including the winner.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Taz/ taz

    Bisping has good takedown defence and is good on the ground, he has also never been submited, and his standup game is very hard for fighters to figure out but i wouldn’t be shocked if Miller did beat him, but i think it would be a decsison win.

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/MMAW/ MMAW

    TUF has gone stale, a good move to bring a character and quality fighter like Mayhem to inject some life back to the series

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/DaddyLongStrokes/ DaddyLongStrokes

    Dana said that if Sonnen wasnt suspended it would have been Sonnen vs Bisping…..Bisping said he felt gutted after Sonnen couldnt coach. And Sonnen himself said he was going to be the TUF 14 coach, and their fight was gonna be for the title shot…….How much more official do you want it to get

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Juryson/ juryson

    …for me to poop on! Much respect to Mayhem, a guy who’s put in HONEST work and received the shaft for a while. It’s past due for him to get this kind of break. Miller’s got a better personality than Sonnen, and plenty able to hype a fight. Can’t wait to see Bisping get subbed.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Mmauk/ mmauk

    You clearly don’t like Bisping but check his resume, WHY do you poeople lie to yourselves that Bisping can’t grapple.He’s faced better wrestles and guys with Better BBJ than Mayhem and done well. This should be a good TUF BOTH guys have personality’s that will draw responses from viewers wether positive or negative.Mayhem hasn’t been active enough over the last two years and that will the ”whanker” the advantage imo.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ksooner76/ ksooner76

    awesome will be a great caoch is a great fighter and with strikeforce
    screwing him and Daiz not fighting him he will want to crush someone
    will bea good fight but with everything Miller wants and his skills most
    likely will win plus Bisping likes to be a douce and act like he wasnt the one he was the one being an asss kinda like an older brother being an azz mouthing off under his breath lil brother says phuck u
    and mom jumps lil brother like a douce bag…….Miller will not let him
    talk or act like that like he did to Dan last timeplus most likely finish
    him like Dan did will be entertaining

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ksooner76/ ksooner76

    Chael would of been awesome the chit he comes up with and after
    what he did to Silva…. Bisping would start to get teared eyed..lol…
    but he has paid way more than owed lost his job selling houses
    and cant fight or train really…..he made a huge mistake on the testosterone for one taking right before a fight reguardless if doc said to ..was illeagal and not telling commission about it….look alot of athletes that lose alot of body fat and train like they do lose testosterone to a huge level and do need to get some back, something body has to have and alot of ppl have to have injections not that I condone steriods but medically is needed sometimes but
    is a right way to do things and and be open about it not that he was hiding it but he also should of said something…….Now a year no fighting and lose your other job as well and have IRS phuckn with
    u over something that wasnt said that a doc gave himto make his
    testosterone count right not high….if HGH then fine but come on
    it didnt give him an edge..all fighter should be abe to have testosteorne injections if needed but have a count before fight HE GOT

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ksooner76/ ksooner76

    lol whwn has Bisping dominated anyone in a while…
    and Millers Tia and kickboxing plus great submissions…last fight he
    truely lost that didnt go to descion was in 2002….and all the other losses
    were against guys like GSP, Chael Sonnen, Jake Shields, Ronaldo Souza…….great fighters but he has had a HUGE layoff totally screwed
    sorry but in the UFC guys due for a title shot get in the ring and call out
    there fighter and after there first fight were miller got pinned and layed on like a middle school wrestling match getting in and asking for a
    rematch isnt un heard of!!!! happens all the time but got jumped then
    he was the one that was suspended and didnt even tell him he could fight just would give him fights…..phucked up!!!!!! any way huge ring
    rust and bisping has fought some good fighter lately so good advantage for bisping but comes to skills Miller will be great

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Ksooner76/ ksooner76

    NO way sorry but both are ****s in there own way but as in skills
    and experience no way……….if you have to look it up but Mayhem
    has fought great guys has every bit the power as Bisping way better
    ground game only thing is the down time he has had, not fighting an over a year will be bad for him but will be a great fight >>>> Ronaldo is a really good fighter plus he has fought the top guys of the world
    not in the UFC plus guys like Chael and GSP years ago should be
    a great match up plus both being coaches will be good

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/KeithFarrell/ KeithFarrell

    I think Bisping may be the only fighter which a lot of people pretend he isn’t great MW because of his personality, while they say Sonnen is 2nd best in the world.
    Personality or not, Bisping is a machine

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Austinvermillion/ austinvermillion

    bisping will most likely dominant these fight win by ud or mabye even finish mayhem

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Austinvermillion/ austinvermillion

    yup bisping prolly will its hard to take bisping down

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Austinvermillion/ austinvermillion

    bisping dominant akiyamia

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Asdf/ asdf

    I’m surprised how many people are picking Bisping. I don’t think the count will be able to knock out Jason, i can only see him winning by keeping the fight standing and out pointing mayhem. After seeing Jason vs Shields his wrestling has improved a lot. Only one major problem is that mayhem has been out for a long time. But I’m still picking Miller.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Garry_blackbelt/ garry_blackbelt

    agreed !

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Garry_blackbelt/ garry_blackbelt

    miller is a chump . got sum heart but is just a lil way off .

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Garry_blackbelt/ garry_blackbelt

    i hate that too . its true .

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/51JD51/ 51JD51

    The last BJJ guy Bisping has faced is Eric Schafer back at UfC 66 and I like Mayhem’s jiu jitsu better, but that being said Bisping can hold his own on the ground too – still a definite advantage for Mayhem there.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Falcon4917/ falcon4917

    I am really happy with this! I think this will make for a great season.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/members/Codemaster/ codemaster

    Miller is a savvy and experienced TV personality, and will lap up this opportunity.

    Bisping has a mouth, but it is not that clever–so I am guessing he will be the recipient of many verbal barbs.

    TUF is a reality series meant for entertainment of MMA fans and the promotion of the UFC brand. Miller and Bisping will fill those bills.