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Report: Ross Pearson and George Sotiropoulos leading candidates to coach TUF Australia

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fans wondering where lightweight standout and Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season six veteran George Sotiropoulos would turn up next, may have finally found their answer.

According to a report from The Telegraph, he's a frontrunner to coach the next season of the combat sports reality show opposite fellow TUF alum (and eventual champion) from season nine, Ross Pearson.

TUF 16: "The Sm-Ashes," a "play on the 130 year-old cricket rivalry" between Australia (Sotiropoulos) and the United Kingdom (Pearson), have already announced tryout dates for next month in both countries for aspiring mixed martial arts (MMA) up-and-comers between 135-170 pounds.

Sorry Tim, no heavyweights.

Pearson (13-5), who was recently submitted by Johnny Law, is scheduled to fight Cub Swanson next at UFC on FX 4 at the Revel Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sat., June 12, 2012. "Sots" (14-4), meanwhile, has been flying under the radar since back-to-back losses to Dennis Siver and Rafael dos Anjos.

What's your take on this potential pairing?

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