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EXCLUSIVE | Bas Rutten Expected To Make Guest Coaching Appearance For Team Penn on TUF 19

While The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rousey vs Team Tate is still under way, all of the devoted members of Penn Nation wait in anticipation of “The Prodigy’s” return to action as a coach on TUF 19 against his long-time rival, Frankie Edgar.

In a recent appearance on BJPENN.COM’s Late Night Cageside Radio, MMA legend Bas Rutten told listeners that Penn has requested the former UFC champion and King of Pancrase to be a guest coach on this upcoming season of TUF. Bas told the Late Night Cageside crew, “B.J. now is starting training, and he just invited me to make a guest appearance for his team.” To the surprise of many, this would mark the first time Rutten would appear on the TUF series.

B.J. Penn was featured on last weeks episode of Inside MMA on AXS TV, telling Bas and Kenny how excited he was for the opportunity to coach TUF for a second season. A long time friend of Penn, “El’ Guapo” went on to say, “It is always good to hear from B.J., he is a good guy. His stance and my stance about steroids, I always love it when another guy feels the same. There’s no excuses for it, you dont need to do it. I didn’t do it, so then you dont need to do it you know? Nobody is special, I just train hard and that is the only thing you need to do.”

Should viewers be expecting the athletes on Team Penn to execute liver shots with grace and efficiency following a visit from Bas Rutten? We will all have to wait to find out!

For more on this story and all the updates regarding the return of “The Prodigy,” stay tuned to BJPENN.COM!


4 Responses to “EXCLUSIVE | Bas Rutten Expected To Make Guest Coaching Appearance For Team Penn on TUF 19”

  1. UFC 84 Forever says:

    HEY-OH!! Da Bas Man!!

    Great to see he’s gonna be around, this season seems to be getting better every time I hear about it!

  2. Jon Lazar says:

    Bas ! You are awesome ! Cannot thank you enough for all you have done for the sport !

    Thank you Bas for all your contributions !!

    Jon Lazar

  3. chardt says:

    Bas is a GREAT ambassador to the sport. Incredibly tough, been through a lot of wars and now as commentator he’s witty, smart and speaks with a lot of authority.

    I am a huge Bas fan. LOVE the guy.

  4. drew says:

    bj penn brings the best ratings

  5. doc says:

    Bas is awesome. Coleman too for wrestling. These contestants are very fortunate to get some training with these legends.

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