With an official announcement for the Australia vs UK, The Ultimate Fighter series drawing closer FightBulletin.net can reveal exclusively that the show is expected to air on TV in September of 2012 with an official schedule for the show likely to be released inside the next 30 days.
At the UFC on FUEL TV 2 post fight press conference in Stockholm, Sweden UK Bantamweight Brad Pickett mentioned that he would be interested in coaching a TUF team with White replying, “you just might buddy.”
Before any official announcement is made the UFC bosses must iron out a couple of details that the UFC’s Marshall Zelaznik revealed exclusively to FightBulletin.net on Saturday night in Sweden.
The major decision for UFC official’s to make is whether it will be a UK team or an England only team facing off against Australia in the show titled ‘The Smashes’.
Providing it’s an UK team, Northern Ireland fighters will also be allowed to audition.
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The name 'The Smashes' is presumably a play on the UK vs. Australia Cricket series 'The Ashes'.