TUF Canada Coach Patrick Cote @tigermuaythai
In this new video by Stuart Cooper we get a look into the mind of UFC Vet Patrick Côté. Patrick is a Canadian mixed martial artist who currently fights as a Welterweight in the UFC, compiling a record of 6-7 in 13 appearances for the organization, and has also fought at Light Heavyweight and Middleweight. He is the former MFC Middleweight Champion, TKO Middleweight Champion, TKO Light Heavyweight Champion, and has also fought in King of the Cage. Côté made his UFC debut in 2004 at UFC 50 against Tito Ortiz. Côté accepted the fight on just four days’ notice when Lion’s Den veteran Guy Mezger pulled out of the main event due to an injury. He said to Ortiz before the fight that, if he thought Chuck Liddell hit hard, he hit harder. Côté lost via unanimous decision; however, he impressed UFC officials by not being submitted or knocked out by Ortiz and displaying toughness and willingness to take the fight on short notice.
Côté returned to the octagon in 2005 losing his next two fights to Joe Doerksen and Chris Leben. In 2006, Côté was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter: The Comeback, defeating Jorge Rivera and Edwin Dewees in exhibition matches. He advanced to the finale, where he lost by first round submission to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter Travis Lutter at The Ultimate Fighter 4 Finale in a non-exhibition match. This loss brought Côté’s official UFC record to 0–4. Three months later Côté earned his first win in the UFC at UFC 67, defeating TUF4 teammate Scott Smith by unanimous decision. In August 2007, he defeated TUF3 winner Kendall Grove at UFC 74 via TKO in the first round. Côté then fought Drew McFedries at UFC Fight Night, winning in the first round via TKO after catching McFedries with a counter punch. Côté extended his UFC win streak to four fights at UFC 86 by defeating Ricardo Almeida via split decision, also earning him a title shot.
Côté faced UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva on October 25, 2008 at UFC 90. Silva won the first 2 rounds but Côté proved how good his chin was by taking a roundhouse kick and flying knee right on the button without getting rocked in the very first round. In the third round, Côté’s movement inside the octagon caused too much pressure on the back of his right leg (which he was using to move forward) and an injury caused him to fall to the mat grasping his right knee in pain. Referee Herb Dean declared the fight over when Côté could not continue, ruling the bout a TKO victory for Silva. Côté, however, became the first of Silva’s UFC opponents to make it into the third round.
On January 25, 2009, while taking time off for his surgically repaired knee, Patrick said during an interview with MMA Mania that if he gets a rematch with Anderson Silva he is confident that he will beat him.