The Ultimate Fighter 14 coach Jason "Mayhem" Miller is set to make his return to the UFC after more than six years away from the promotion against Michael "The Count" Bisping.
According to mmajunkie.com, while his fight with Bisping is not scheduled to happen until December 3rd, it seems like Miller may already be looking past his opponent.
"I've got another guy on the radar: the guy with the damn strap, Anderson Silva," Miller said to the crowd at this past weekend's UFC Fan Expo in Houston. "He's the best fighter in the world, and I want to stick my nose right to his nose and see what happens."
Right now, Mayhem getting a title shot seems a strange thought, but if his popularity grows through coaching TUF 14 and then he completely dominates Bisping, a crack at the belt would not be out of the realm of possibility.
Miller is aware that the UFC's middleweight division is lacking viable title contenders and that a big win could put him in contention.
When asked how he believes the fight with Bisping will go down, Miller made it clear that he intends on finishing the fight.
"I would prefer [the rear-naked choke] because it's just so intimate when you get a rear-naked choke on somebody," Miller said. "You're behind them, and you're like, 'Yeah, I'm going to whisper a lullaby in your ear.' To me, that's awesome."
Whether or not Miller is a better fighter than Bisping remains to be seen, but so far he appears to be the better coach.
So far in this season of TUF, Mayhem's team has won four fights and Bisping's team has won zero.
Tune in to the show this Wednesday to see if Team Mayhem can keep their unbeaten streak alive.