Patrick Cote pumped to lead Canada in TUF

Kalib Starnes (white shorts) vs Patrick Cote (black shorts) during the Ringside 10 MMA gala...

Kalib Starnes (white shorts) vs Patrick Cote (black shorts) during the Ringside 10 MMA gala presented at the Bell Center in Montreal, Quebec, on April 9, 2011. (PHILIPPE-OLIVIER CONTANT/QMI Agency)

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The Rimouski, Que., native is set to coach opposite Kyle (KO) Noke on TUF Nations: Canada vs. Australia, which debuts in early 2014 and will feature a cast of both welterweight and middleweight fighters. Tryouts for the show were held in Sydney and Toronto this month, with the latter going down this past Sunday.

Cote said he's excited to lead Team Canada to victory.

“I want a Canadian winner for the first time,” Cote told QMI Agency at the UFC Canada offices ahead of UFC 165 last week. “For me, it's just a big honour to be a part of The Ultimate Fighter — especially this season, because we're going to represent our country.

“We're going to build a fantastic team for Canada, to represent our country and beat those Aussies.”


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