Montreal, Quebec. “They’re not welcome here,” Patrick ‘The Predator’ Cote joked with us earlier. Cote is coaching the next season of TUF Nations: Canada Vs. Australia which will be filmed in Canada later this year.
Cote showed his excitement about being chosen as a coach on the reality show. While he understands that it’s a big opportunity for him to get noticed and create exposure, he views the coaching slot as a way to help future talent and represent Canada.
Cote spoke to us earlier today and also discussed the fans, his drop to the Welterweight Division and his other job as the UFC’s French speaking Play by Play man.
“I’m going there to help all those guys and I really want to win all the fights over there,” Cote said, his body language intense and sincere. “We’re going to do everything that’s possible to win everything.”
Even mentioning the name of his rival coach – Kyle Noke who will be coaching the Australian team – didn’t detract from his focus of being a mentor and coach to the Canadian fighters on his team. While he respects Noke’s skills and abilities, he made it clear what his intentions were in regards to TUF Nations.
“For me right now, I’m just focusing about TUF and going on this show and sweeping this the season,” Cote said clearly getting his intentions across. “And after that I’ll take care of Kyle Noke.”
Cote and Noke will shoot TUF Nations: Canada vs Australia later this. The show will feature two teams of welterweights and is expected to debut in early 2014.