Cote/Noke to coach 'TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia'


Earlier this week it was rumored that Patrick Cote would coach a new international season of the Ultimate Fighter opposite Hector Lombard. Although it is true that Cote will coach the show, his opponent is actually Australian Kyle Noke. The UFC announced the show today:

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) confirmed today the next international installment of its famed reality show will feature two leading Commonwealth mixed martial arts countries, as Canada meets Australia in The Ultimate Fighter® Nations. Series veterans Patrick Côté (20-8) and Kyle Noke (20-6-1) were officially named coaches of the 22nd edition of the show, which will feature welterweight (170lbs) prospects. 

UFC President Dana White's exclusive announcement:

A nine-year veteran of the UFC, Côté first appeared on the reality series in 2006 when he joined a cast of UFC alumni in The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback. Originally from Rimouski, Quebec, the bilingual fighter was the first Canadian to reach the series final, and remains only one of two Canadian fighters’ to have done so. Cote then went on a five-fight win streak in the UFC, and earned a shot at Anderson Silva’s UFC middleweight title. 

Noke, a native of Dubbo, New South Wales, joined the reality series ranks when he fought his way onto season 11, The Ultimate Fighter®: Team Liddell vs. Team Ortiz. He was Hall of Famer Liddell’s No.1 pick, and reached the quarterfinals. He has since gone 4-2 in the UFC, including an impressive Submission of the Night win over Chris Camozzi and a devastating KO last time out over Charlie Brenneman.

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RepsOne site profile image  

6/16/13 10:23 PM by RepsOne

A guy who jumped in rivers and tackles crocodiles needed a security guard? I thought he was an employee at Australia Zoo and worked along side Irwin. Hadn't heard the security guard part though. What an awesome experience getting to spend time around him.RIP legend. WAR Noke, he had a nice submission win at 127 over Chris Camozzi. Think Brenneman was his last win. TKO or KO in the 1st.

GSP24 site profile image  

6/16/13 9:04 PM by GSP24

I don't like the whole Canada vs. Australia vs. UK or any of that shit. Film it anywhere but take fighters from around the world and mix it. Noke should not be a TUF coach.

Wicked smahtMF site profile image  

6/16/13 7:22 PM by Wicked smahtMF

extremely underwhelmed

TopGrinder site profile image  

6/16/13 7:19 PM by TopGrinder

Being Canadian and watching almost every TUF I have zero interest in watching this garbage. It's a lil much with watered down UFC cards and now TUF shows ????? No fuckin thanks Dana ....

Haulport site profile image  

6/16/13 6:28 PM by Haulport

I remember hearing about Kyle Steve before he started fighting (or was just starting). RIP one of the coolest motherfuckers of the past 20 years : (

tontobalboa site profile image  

6/15/13 5:21 PM by tontobalboa

"These guys really don't get along well at all... Filming has been rough. There's real hate here."- BLAF, when hyping Cote vs. Noke

philipee32 site profile image  

6/15/13 1:26 PM by philipee32

whos kyle knoke? glad I stopped watching during season 3

BernardHopkins site profile image  

6/14/13 11:32 PM by BernardHopkins

good shit soliak. vu

Morgz site profile image  

6/14/13 8:32 PM by Morgz

Voted up. I did not know either of those tidbits. Love the crocodile hunter

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

6/14/13 7:54 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

This doesn't really make sense to me, don't they get the American tuf there too?