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TUF 6: Matt Serra and Matt Hughes named as coaches

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Current UFC welterweight champion Matt "The Terror" Serra will face off against former champion Matt Hughes as opposing coaches for Season 6 of The Ultimate Fighter on Spike TV.

The announcement, made by UFC president Dana White during the broadcast of UFC 70, caps off a recent war of words between Serra and Hughes that started during The Ultimate Fighter 4 where Serra was a contestant and Hughes a guest coach.

Hughes displayed his usual charm by taking potshots at a gentlemanly Georges St. Pierre during filming. Serra, already lauded for verbally steamrolling Marc Laimon, had a few choice words for Mr. Country Breakfast.

Serra went on to win the Ultimate Finale, earning a shot at the 170-pound title which he won in shocking fashion against GSP by TKO in round one at UFC 69.

Hughes on the other hand has been working his way back into title contention after dropping the belt to GSP at UFC 65. His first match following that loss was a one-sided albeit unimpressive performance against Chris Lytle at UFC 68.

Matt Hughes is no stranger to The Ultimate Fighter. In addition to his appearance on Season 4 he served as coach of Season 2 opposite Rich Franklin. Unfortunately the friendship between Hughes and Franklin cheated the fans out of any fireworks between the two.

No doubt Hughes will be looking to make up for that lost opportunity during Season 6, especially knowing that he's already under Serra's skin.

Lest anyone think Serra's opinion of Hughes was relegated to a single incident on TUF 4, my exclusive interview with the champ prior to UFC 69 can help shed some light on his grudge.

Stay tuned as more details (and more trash-talk) become available!

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