UFC President Dana White announced on FOX Sports Live tonight that Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will coach the next season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. Speaking to Sonnen, White said that the two rivals will then fight at the end of the season. Sonnen admitted to being caught off guard by the news, but otherwise seemed happy with the announcement.
"You two will coach The Ultimate Fighter," White told Sonnen. "You will have a ton of security out there with you and it should be a fun season."
Sonnen and Silva have been feuding for several years, with Silva recently confronting Sonnen at the Olympia Fitness and Performance Expo in Las Vegas last month (video).
Before Sonnen heads to Brazil to film the next season of the reality series, he will square off against Rashad Evans in a middleweight tilt at UFC 167 on November 16th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.