Patrick Cote Signs New UFC Deal


The only man to take Anderson Silva past the second round in the UFC (and the first man to start the recent trend of boring Anderson Silva fights) he signed a new contract with Zuffa.

From MMA Weekly:

Cote has been out of action since an October 2008 loss to UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. The Canadian blew out his knee in the third round, forcing a stoppage in the title fight.

Currently rehabbing and waiting for clearance from his doctors, Cote has one less thing to worry about now that he knows for the immediate future he will continue to call the Octagon his home.

“I want a big fight right away. I want a top five or top ten guy,” said Cote when speaking to MMAWeekly Radio in late April about his return fight. “I already say that to the UFC management. They say they are able to do it. They are going to give me a top guy, for sure.”

While nothing is set in stone for his official UFC return, all signs are pointing towards a possible bout in October at the show announced for the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Oct. 24.

Cote is a heavy hitter, and his fight against Anderson Silva wasn’t indicative of what he brings to the table. I’d be very interested to see him against Dan Henderson, Michael Bisping or even Demian Maia.