It has already been confirmed that former two-time light-heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson will coach the 10th season of TUF. Trainers from Rampage's camp have already confirmed their spots on the coaching staff.
Now, the rumor is that former champion and TUF 2 winner, Rashad Evans—not Lyoto Machida—will be coaching against Rampage. This is truly a change of events, since the original rumor was that whoever won the belt at UFC 98 would coach against Jackson.
Bad blood started between Jackson and Evans after their showdown at UFC 96. Now, Machida owns the belt.
It is a common fact that the coaches fight each other at the conclusion of the season, but it is also rumored that Rampage is the No. 1 contender and will be fighting Machida for his first title defense.
I guess having Machida as a coach is somewhat of a problem because his English isn't very good. The producers could have solved that problem with a USA vs. Brazil concept, which I think would be awesome.
Regardless of what I think, it now looks like Evans is the coach. It will be interesting to see how the UFC will schedule the fights.
Will Rampage fight Machida first? Will it be before or after they start filming? If it is after the conclusion of the season, will they push the Jackson vs. Evans fight back and give Rampage his title shot first? This could mean that Machida will be holding onto the belt for a long time, unless they give someone else a title shot.
It seems confusing to me how the UFC is doing this, but either way, Jackson vs. Machida or Evans are two fights I want to see.