TUF 17: Frank Mir Joins Jon Jones' Team as Jiu-Jitsu Coach

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TUF 17: Frank Mir Joins Jon Jones' Team as Jiu-Jitsu Coach
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Jon Jones is extremely excited about his coaching staff for The Ultimate Fighter, which includes a former UFC champion and an NCAA Division I wrestling champion.

As Jones revealed during a UFC live chat hosted Tuesday night by Metro PCS via Ustream, Frank Mir and Bubba Jenkins will be lending him a hand with his "All-Star team" during the next six weeks:

I have a great training staff. I have Frank Mir; he's going to be our Jiu-Jitsu coach. I have "Stonehorse" [Lone] Goeman, who's my original Muay Thai teacher; he's going to be our Muay Thai coach...

Then I have Bubba Jenkins. He's an NCAA national wrestling champion. He's won literally every wrestling [championship] there is, except for the Olympics, and he's going to be a really technical part of our team.

Frank Mir was originally scheduled to fight Strikeforce heavyweight Daniel Cormier as part of a November main event at Oklahoma City, but pulled out of the match five weeks ago due to a knee injury. Losing that bout was a factor in the card's demise, along with a wrist injury suffered a few weeks later by Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.

Twenty-four-year-old Bubba Jenkins is famed for winning the 2011 NCAA Division I Championship at 157 pounds, along with a stellar wrestling career that's netted him a 167-11 college record and five national championship. Rated as the No. 10 featherweight prospect by Bloody Elbow's 2012 World MMA Scouting Report, Jenkins is currently sporting a perfect 3-0 MMA record between stints at Tachi Palace Fights and the Resurrection Fight Alliance.

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