Featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas is coming off of a TKO victory over top 15 ranked Jason Knight at UFC 214.
While his next fight in the UFC has yet to be announced, the fighter wouldn’t mind being a coach on an upcoming season of the UFC Ultimate Fighter.
“I’d like to do something that’s going to get me a little more – what about an ‘Ultimate Fighter’ with one of those guys (a top 15 ranked featherweight) or something,” Lamas said to MMA Junkie Radio. “Get me on there as a coach. I’d like to do something like that before my career is done.”
Lamas has never coached or been a cast member on any of the previous seasons of the UFC Ultimate Fighter. If the fighter doesn’t get a chance to coach on the reality show, then he would mind facing the winner of Gilbert Melendez/Jeremy Stephens.
“I haven’t heard anything yet,” Lamas said. “I think they might be waiting. There are some big fights coming up in the featherweight division. (Gilbert) Melendez is coming down. He’s a big name. We’ll see how he does against Jeremy Stephens. And then obviously if the (Max) Holloway vs. (Frankie) Edgar fight gets booked – I don’t know, man. We’ll see.”
Stephens and Melendez will duke it out at UFC 215, the fight will mark the featherweight division debut for Melendez.