Lidell, Ortiz Pin Down Coaching Duties For Next `Ultimate Fighter' Series

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Fresh off Saturday's The Ultimate Fighter season 10 series finale, Spike TV Monday announced that UFC legends Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz will serve as coaches for season 11 of the mixed martial arts series.
Liddell and Ortiz will lead their respective teams of potential UFC champions when The Ultimate Fighter kicks off its next season on March 31, 2010, according to Spike officials.
"The world knows that there is no love lost between Tito and Chuck," UFC President Dana White said in a statement. "These two guys will do whatever it takes to beat each other. Whether it's fighting or checkers, Chuck wants to beat Tito and Tito wants to beat Chuck. On Season 11 of The Ultimate Fighter, we'll see which legend can score the upper hand when it comes to coaching the next batch of rising stars."
The announcement comes on the heels of Saturday's The Ultimate Fighter season 10 finale, which included the UFC debut of popular mixed martial arts fighter Kimbo Slice. Going into the season finale, The Ultimate Fighter was averaging 3.4 million viewers, well above the 2 million viewer average for the first nine seasons of the show, according to Spike.

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