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Thursday, Aug 09, 2012

Cesar Gracies Announces Gilbert Melendez, Nate Diaz, Nick Diaz and Jake Shields Will Help Roy Nelson Coach TUF 16

Gracie (right) with Jake Shields (left) and Diaz

By FCF Staff

Not long after reports surfaced stating that “Ultimate Fighter” Season 16 coach Roy Nelson had several of his choices for assistant coaches turned down by the UFC, Cesar Gracie is reporting that several members of his squad will be instead.

The renowned trained posted on his Twitter account that Nate Diaz, Nick Diaz, Gilbert Melendez and Jake Shields  “will be helping @roynelsonmma coach his team.””

Nelson reportedly had requested that pro wrestler Kurt Angle, Bellator fighter “King Mo” Lawal and reformed steroid dealer Victor Conte help coach the show, but was turned down.

The heavyweight fighter is coaching opposite of Shane Carwin. The filming of TUF 16, which will air on FX, is ongoing.


posted by FCF Staff @ 5:59 pm
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