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Joe Rogan says Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa will coach next season of TUF

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Joe Rogan claims Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa will coach the next season of The Ultimate Fighter.

UFC 248: Adesanya v Romero Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) will be making a comeback and feature Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa as the new coaches.

That’s according to longtime UFC commentator Joe Rogan, who revealed on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience that ‘The Last Stylebender’ and ‘Borrachinha’ will coach the next season of the hit reality TV show.

“Oh, they’re bringing it back by the way,” Rogan told Joe Schilling on Thursday. “Paulo Costa and Israel Adesanya. Yea, holy sh-t. Tell me you’re not gonna watch that.”

Rogan didn’t reveal a date but UFC president Dana White announced that The Ultimate Fighter would be returning very soon.

“TUF is coming back SOON,” White posed during an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit last month.

The last season of TUF aired in 2018 and featured Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum as the coaches. The long-running TV show first aired in 2005 and has produced several champions since its inception, including the likes of Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, and T.J. Dillashaw.

Paulo Costa, who was supposed to challenge Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight title earlier this year, has demanded $15 million for the matchup.