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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'.


4/16/12 10:36 AM
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No live format? Phone Post
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Will most likely be similar to UFC Brazil happening at the moment. I would think the Live shows will remain in the US and the international shows will be pre-recorded. Sounds awesome though. Can't wait for this. Got to find a way to be involved!
4/16/12 11:12 AM
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Hopefully we finally get a Scottish person in the UFC...
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Yes.  Yes I will need subtitles for this.
4/16/12 11:17 AM
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Thats cool, probably will be big in Australia and the UK.

Wonder what they will do with coaches, they want Pickett but you dont have any Australian FW.

Will they just take G Sot or Noke and have them coach but not have the coaches fight each other?
4/16/12 11:24 AM
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UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay - Hopefully we finally get a Scottish person in the UFC...
Get John Cullen in there..... Phone Post
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GroundStPound - Pearson/G-Sot Phone Post
Pearson is at FW now.

When this was rumoured originally they said Bisping would be doing it, I don't really see how he could be given his previous TUF involvement though. Phone Post
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GroundStPound -  Pearson/G-Sot Phone Post
I like this. The only other one i can think of if Noke/Bisping, but even as an aussie it makes no sense in that it's a step down for Bisping at this stage.
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No way Bisping does a third season of TUF. Phone Post
4/16/12 11:42 AM
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'The Ashes' is England v Australia btw not the uk, just to clear that up.
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Get this on Sky!! Primetime slot as well.

The UK audience would watch tiddlywinks if it involves UK v Oz. Perfect chance to further grow the sport. Phone Post
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random_perv -  No live format? Phone Post

 The live format has been a failure... I expect the US version to go back to the taped format. 
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Whoever the coaches are they need to bring a shit ton of wrestlers - biggest weakness on both sides. Phone Post
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MarcVanBas - 'The Ashes' is England v Australia btw not the uk, just to clear that up.
They might aswell open it up for the kiwis then - its not like they will get their own season any time soon. And they hate the poms just as much. Lol Phone Post
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UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay - Hopefully we finally get a Scottish person in the UFC...
Give any Scottish prospective fighter a bottle of b fast before a fight an there you have your future champ! Phone Post
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UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay - Hopefully we finally get a Scottish person in the UFC...
They'll never pass the pre fight medical, blood pressure will be too high from the mountain of salt you lot put on your food Phone Post
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Give any Scottish prospective fighter a bottle of b fast before a fight an there you have your future champ! Phone Post
His entrance music will be Gary Mceff's "Ahh Ahh Ahh" and he will be wearing a Lacoste Trackie. Phone Post
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UGCTT_Fraser_Finlay - Hopefully we finally get a Scottish person in the UFC...
They'll never pass the pre fight medical, blood pressure will be too high from the mountain of salt you lot put on your food Phone Post
I don't put any salt on any of my food.

It's something i've never done really. Don't see the need in adding salt to anything. Phone Post
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random_perv -  No live format? Phone Post

 The live format has been a failure... I expect the US version to go back to the taped format. 

Only reason it has been a failure, imo, is because it's on Friday nights.  I don't know whos idea that was, but they should be fired.
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Nah, they're both nice guys, not interesting. Phone Post
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I'll kill them if they give another TUF season to Bisping.
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As a Pickett fan I'd watch a few episodes but TUF is extremely tedious now.

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