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Conor McGregor picked as coach for The Ultimate Fighter

Conor McGregor, the newly crowned UFC interim Featherweight Champion
Conor McGregor, the newly crowned UFC interim Featherweight Champion

Newly-crowned Interim Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor will coach Team Europe against Uriah Fabers Americans for the highly anticipated reality TV show, it has been revealed.

Conor McGregor has been confirmed as a coach for the next season of reality TV show,  The Ultimate Fighter, on Fox Sports 1.

The show consists of two rival teams under the guidance of coaches McGregor and Uriah Faber, fighting  to win a contract with the UFC.

The newly crowned interim Featherweight Champion of the World, McGregor will play coach to eight European Lightweight fighters competing for the contract against eight of Faber’s American fighters.

This news comes off the back of both McGregor and Faber getting into an altercation on July 11th.

Prior to his weigh in for the much anticipated fight against Chad Mendes, Faber confronted McGregor before the latter pushed him, stating “He’s lucky I didn’t break his nose."

UFC PR head Dave Sholler touched on the topic.

"We've reviewed several different options, but at the end of the day, everybody knows what Urijah brings to the table.

"From a coaching perspective - that's not a knock on anyone - he certainly thrives on the TUF format. I think when you look at him and you look at Conor together, it's combustible and should be for great TV."

Perhaps the scuffle was exactly what the UFC had strategically planned all along, building hype for the show?

After winning the title this past weekend, McGregor has cited being tired from a long stretch of media obligations that had him spend just 19 days on his home in Dublin this year.

It looks like he will be spending an extra few months at the Mac Mansion in Vegas, as the UFC confirmed that the TUF 22 taping already starts next week.