UFC plans 13 events in Brazil on 2014

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

RIO DE JANEIRO -- With the upcoming events in Barueri and Goiania, Brazil will end 2013 with seven UFC events. And Dana White wants more next year. During UFC 168 media day, the UFC president revealed his plans for the country for 2014.

"We’re planning 13 fights here next year," White said on Sunday. "This might be the most important market in the world. Brazil is on fire, it's taking off. The difference is Brazil doesn't need me down here every 10 minutes."

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum coached the second season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil earlier this year, and White promises "shocking news" when they announce the next coaches for the reality show.

"I have decided, we have the coaches," he said. "The coaches will shock and amaze you. You will be blown away by who will coach here next season. And I can't tell you because we're not announcing it yet."

After the media scrum, White revealed to MMAFighting.com that the coaches will still fight in 2013, so he needs to wait for the result of those fights to announce the coaches. White also indicated that TUF Brazil 3 will be coached by two Brazilians.

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