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'Rampage' Jackson to return to coaching on 'TUF 10'

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson will return to coaching on the tenth season of "The Ultimate Fighter," says training partner and friend Tiki Ghosn.

Ghosn said on Monday that he recently learned that he will join Team Rampage on the upcoming season of the UFC-Spike TV reality television show in a phone interview with TapouT Radio.

"I'm doing the next 'Ultimate Fighter,'" Ghosn said. "I'm going to be the striking coach for Team Rampage."

Jackson, then UFC light-heavyweight champion, served as head coach early 2008 opposite Forrest Griffin on "The Ultimate Fighter 7." Jackson went on to lose his belt to Griffin in the coach vs. coach showdown at UFC 86 in July.

Jackson would have challenged current champ Rashad Evans at UFC 98 but Lyoto Machida stepped in when doctors determined that Jackson could not accept the fight due to injuries.

Since Jackson is essentially the number one contender, and if Jackson does indeed end up as coach, the other head coach would then likely be the winner of the light-heavyweight title bout between Evans and Machida at UFC 98. This would also mean that the next light-heavyweight title bout will happen in December, as coach vs. coach title bouts have occurred the past two years at the UFC's year-end event.

The UFC held a casting call last month in search of middleweights, light-heavyweights and heavyweights for season ten.