Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva Will Coach the Upcoming Season of TUF Brazil

Nathan McCarterFeatured ColumnistOctober 21, 2013

TUALATIN, OR - JUNE 26:  (Editor's Note: This images was converted to black and white.) Chael Sonnen rests after a workout at the Team Quest gym on June 26, 2012 in Tualatin, Oregon.  Sonnen will fight Anderson Silva July 7, 2012 at UFC 148 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil has its coaches for the next season of the show, and it will be sure to generate buzz.

Dana White appeared on Fox Sports Live on Monday night to break the news that Chael Sonnen would coach opposite Wanderlei Silva.

White told Sonnen in the interview that he would have “a ton of security” during filming.

The rivalry between Silva and Sonnen has been brewing for years, and it nearly came to a head earlier this year at the Mr. Olympia Expo in Las Vegas. Silva sought out the former UFC middleweight title contender, and things got heated.

The video released on Silva's YouTube account was not the first about Sonnen. The account also released an intense promo directed at Sonnen earlier in the year that has amassed more than one million views to date. Silva has been laser-focused on Sonnen in 2013.

The two have even taken their beef to Twitter.

White did not talk about when they would begin shooting the next season or when it would air. Previous seasons of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil have been put on for viewing. There was no word on if Fox Sports 1 or 2 would pick up the latest season of the show.

Sonnen's plate was already full. He is scheduled to fight Rashad Evans at UFC 167 and is a member of the Fox Sports broadcast team.

It seemed like it was only a matter of time before the two would meet inside the Octagon, and now we know they will fight at the end of The Ultimate Fighter.

TUF Brazil tryouts will be held in Rio de Janeiro on November 11. The tryouts will be open to middleweights, light heavyweights and heavyweights. Filming is expected to take place in early 2014.