Last week it was announced that Gilbert Melendez had resigned with the UFC and would coach opposite Anthony Pettis on the 20th season of the Ultimate Fighter. As with any coach, Melendez will be allowed to bring in a coaching staff and guest coaches, which will be great news for hardcore MMA fans who love the Diaz brothers:
“As for my staff, for sure I’ve got to go with my big brother Jake Shields since he brings so much experience to the table,” he said in the above video from our partners at Shoot Media. “He’s been here for so long, and no one outworks that guy.”
Melendez is also bringing his standup coach, muay Thai trainer Jongsanan Woodenman, and two other notables: Nick Diaz and Nate Diaz.
“You better believe I called Nick and Nate Diaz already and asked them to make some time to come out and make an appearance and spend some time out there in Vegas,” he said.
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