TUF 8 Assistant Coaches Include Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and Robert Drysdale


Anderson Silva coach The ultimate fighter 8

According to a MMAFrenzy, the Brazilian magazine Tatame has revealed the assistant coaches for the up coming season of “The Ultimate Fighter” season 8.

Frank Mirs assistants include Robert Drysdale one of the top BJJ practitioners in the world and strength and conditioning coach Rafael Alejarra. Drysdale won the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in 2007 and is currently an assistant trainer at Extreme Couture.

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira’s team includes UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and undefeated UFC light heavyweight Lyoto Michida.

The Ultimate fighter season 8 is set to debut on September 14 following UFC fight night 14.


  1. roy

    June 10, 2008 at 4:22 am

    well nog has the better team.

  2. derek

    June 10, 2008 at 5:10 am

    wow. going to be crazy. mir has drysdale, but nog got both llyoto and anderson silva. llyoto on running skills and anderson in the striking department. craziness.

  3. Patrick

    June 10, 2008 at 5:10 am

    It appears that way, however:

    Nog's team of coaches doesn't really have a lot of coaching experience at all, whereas Drysdale trains people at EC, and Alejarra is a professional trainer.

    We'll see how it works out, sure Nog's team has star power… but can they coach?

  4. roy

    June 10, 2008 at 5:18 am

    i like nog's team better, but your right patrick it might not translate into more wins for his team, and i still hate that they use the champ in these shows.

  5. tom

    June 10, 2008 at 6:27 am

    I LIKE nogS teams

  6. Art

    June 10, 2008 at 6:57 am

    I wonder how many Brazilans will be TUF fighters? Communications on Nog's team may be a problem.

  7. dane drebin

    June 10, 2008 at 7:40 am

    exactly none of nogs team besides nog can speak good english thats gunna be a big barrier

  8. Deakson

    June 10, 2008 at 7:50 am

    apparently neither can u dane, the correct english is exactly none of nogs team besides no can speak english well, not good lol. i know its annoying of me, but i simply had to do it, it was right ther in front of me haha

  9. roy

    June 10, 2008 at 7:58 am


  10. Patrick

    June 10, 2008 at 8:18 am

    Deakson, that was an amazingly epic fail right there. You tried to bitch at "Dane Drebin" about his poor typing and managed to put out a grammatically worse and more English butchering post than him by far, in fact I'm not even sure I understand the point you attempt to make in your post, whereas I was at least able to glean the point of post you so callously have mocked sir.

    Learn to fucking type people, it's not rocket science.

  11. Tim

    June 10, 2008 at 8:45 am

    DAMN!!!! Enough Said

  12. Morey

    June 10, 2008 at 9:09 am

    Some of the best coaches in the world dont compete. Like Greg Jackson. Sometimes you don't know who the better coaches are. But that said, I would love to learn a thing or two from Anderson Silva and Machida.

  13. STEVEO

    June 10, 2008 at 10:02 am

    oh sweet lets get all the great fighters that speak english about as well as my dog

  14. Nichole Lesniak

    June 10, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    So true Morey… Those who can't, Teach!

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