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Post by Rizin=PRIDEFC on Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:22 pm

First UFC Heavyweight Champion Hall of Famer and "The God Father of Ground and Pound" Mark "The Hammer" Coleman's retirement from the sport he loved and gave us so many memories has not been very kind to him as of yet.  Mark had a hip replacement in 2013, and after surgery was named Wrestling Coach for Team Penn on Season 19 The Ultimate Fighter.  After filming and returning home his hip popped out several times and pain began on the other side. He has struggled and lived with the pain for well over a year and became sick a couple weeks ago. He was taken to the hospital where a doctor checked him out. He had to stay for four days on antibiotics. When released, he went to see the hip doctor again and scheduled to have surgery on March 9th, only to discover while open on operating table, he was full of infection and very close to being septic and lucky to have caught this! He is currently hospitalized with a plastic hip until full surgery can be perofrmed in April. Mark currently has no income. His insurance is about to expire, but we are currently looking into disability. I am looking to raise funds to help his cost of living, doctor bills, medication, and make up what he will lose in the next few months in appearances he will miss.  Anything will help and thank you dearly! God Bless!

The funds raised are going to go to paying hospital bills, procedures, rehab, medicine, and any other medical needs Coleman may require.

http://www.gofundme.com/SaveTheHammer

If you have 45$ for UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano and you do not have for Coleman you are not even ZUFFA  zombie MMA fan!

UFC is making millions and if they had any moral they would call Mark and pay all!
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Re: Save The Hammer

Post by Heretic on Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:16 pm

i feel bad for mark... he even had to sell some of his PRIDE trophies on Ebay
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Re: Save The Hammer

Post by fatty on Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:41 pm

Fucking zuffa & their scum fans..

I gotta admit this made me feel bad for Mark Coleman. I hope he gets better soon. I remember his fight with Randy Couture & I thought then that he was too old had too many injuries & all that steroid use is catching up with him. Feel sorry for him & his family.
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Re: Save The Hammer

Post by RussianTopTeam on Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:11 am

what the hell did he do with all the money he made from fighting?

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Post by stu3ufc on Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:55 pm

RussianTopTeam wrote:what the hell did he do with all the money he made from fighting?

coke and hookers

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Post by iforgotmypassword on Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:14 pm

not saying this one is fake but I dont give to these things. Celine Haga had one after she got her face broken in DEEP. It was for 10k. After a bunch of people donated she magically had all this money to travel to Jacksons and train there.

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Post by stu3ufc on Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:01 pm

iforgotmypassword wrote:not saying this one is fake but I dont give to these things. Celine Haga had one after she got her face broken in DEEP. It was for 10k. After a bunch of people donated she magically had all this money to travel to Jacksons and train there.

I don't donate to any of this ebegging shit. I was really shocked to find theres now a website for BJJ'rs who are ebegging for money so they can go and compete in the Worlds and I see people have donated thousands of dollars. It's like get a fucking job and stop begging people for fucks sake. Pisses me off the amount of white knight thirsty faggots that donate to one girl because she's half good looking

ebegging pisses me right off seriously. especially when people mislead others i.e KONY 2012 which was a scam

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Re: Save The Hammer

Post by fka on Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:31 pm

Best one was the guy who wanted money to make potato salad...

Shit went viral and he raised like 64,000 dollars....

We should start one for financial support to kill zuffa lol

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Re: Save The Hammer

Post by God of Thunder on Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:34 pm

fka wrote:Best one was the guy who wanted money to make potato salad...

Shit went viral and he raised like 64,000 dollars....

We should start one for financial support to kill zuffa lol
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Re: Save The Hammer

Post by westcott123 on Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:01 pm

fka wrote:Best one was the guy who wanted money to make potato salad...

Shit went viral and he raised like 64,000 dollars....

We should start one for financial support to kill zuffa lol

that is great idea . 64k got raised for potato salad wow .
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Re: Save The Hammer

Post by Rizin=PRIDEFC on Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:37 pm

fka wrote:Best one was the guy who wanted money to make potato salad...

Shit went viral and he raised like 64,000 dollars....

We should start one for financial support to kill zuffa lol
LOL why not? There are millions of PRIDE FC fans and if everybody gave lil...   Couple hundred thousand people buy weak UFC cards so they could give one PPV money for us to open PRIDE. Problem is people would probably (just probably Very Happy) not trust us so we need Fedor to annonce I will open PRIDE but I need only 100 million so please donate. Very Happy

We should try, we have nothing to lose!(I am serious)

btw I wrote this idea on UFC forum (a looooong time ago)(btw that was probably wrong place for that proposal )  but it did not catch but if accidentally some people donated and other people started after seeing that people are donating (bandwagon effect) and it becomes news on net and all...
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Re: Save The Hammer

Post by TeamJohnPerretti on Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:21 am

Mark Coleman has been scrapping his entire life.

So the first UFC heavyweight champion's mental approach to his recent setbacks should surprise no one who has followed his career.

"I'm just taking this like a fight," Coleman said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "I gotta fight through this."

It's a battle he's waging with a little help from his friends. The 50-year-old Coleman, considered the man who pioneered ground-and-pound during the sport's early days, is locked in a battle with an infection, which set in after hip replacement surgery. And while this saga isn't finished, the generosity of fans and friends who have helped raise money to defray his medical costs through a GoFundMe page have given him the strength to move forward.

"It's definitely boosted my spirits," Coleman said. "Maybe at one point I felt sorry for myself for a few days when this happened, but no, there's people with a lot worse problems than I have right now."

The 50-year old Coleman was involved in contact sports dating back to his amateur wrestling days, a distinguished career in which he competed in the 1992 Olympics and won an NCAA title at Ohio State. The decades of physical punishment from both wrestling and MMA eventually necessitated a hip replacement.

"I got a hip replacement surgery two years ago, it felt great, but some things went wrong down the line, it popped out 5-6 times after I did The Ultimate Fighter show," Coleman said." it was fine there and that was a great experience, but when I got back home, basically it was just popping out once a freaking week. ... I'm basically walking around scared to bend over, scared to do anything because of this thing. I finally get into the surgeon, and he decided he was going to not replace the whole hip that he did two years ago, he's going to replace the socket, bigger ball and socket."

Instead, when the doctor cut Coleman open, an infection was found.

"When he cut me open, basically he saw a big old mess of some sort of staph infection or whatever and it was everywhere," he said.

At the moment, Coleman is bedridden at home, while he waits for the infection to clear up so that he can get his new hip replacement.

"I need to get rid of infection so I can go back in there and put in a new hip that I can rehab, rebuild, and hopefully just get back to relatively normal life," Coleman said. "Because there are a lot of people with hip replacements who did it right, who are doing great. I had some complications, I don't blame nobody, but no one knows how long infection was in there."


In the meantime, the man called "The Hammer" has been heartened by the reaction his situation has gotten in the MMA community. Wes Sims, a former UFC fighter and longtime friend of column, set up a GoFunMe page to help defray Coleman's medical bills. As of this writing, more than $45,000 has been raised, nearly half the $100,000 goal.

"I didn't know what Wes was doing," Coleman said. "I didn't know what he did, it took off so fast, it was so humbling. I don't know how else to describe it, I was just so overwhelmed."

Coleman was amazed by one high-profile giver, his fellow UFC and PRIDE comrade Mark Hunt, who gave $5,000.

"Mark Hunt, man, I love the guy," he said. "I met him probably 4-5 times in Japan, just always happy, smiley, back then he had a nice big belly, that's why he was happy and smiley. He'd still knock you out."

But he was equal appreciative of those who made small donations.

"I don't know what minimum was, some people put $3 in there or maybe $5, maybe some $8 ones," Coleman said. "You just gotta think, ‘geez, you know that guy might have needed that more than I do.' For some reason, hopefully it's because I've been good to the fans, I like to call them friends because I'm a fan as well, when I meet somebody I try to treat them good and that's maybe why I did get that response."

The former champ still watches the fights, and isn't afraid to admit what so many retired fighters don't vocalize.

"I love watching UFC, but I won't deny that sometimes it eats at your heart," Coleman said. "You're always going to miss it. I do. I think 95 percent of us wish we were 10 years younger and could be doing it again, but yes, I watch it and these guys are amazing."

Though he's done in the ring, Coleman will continue to fight his personal battle. He doesn't want pity, accepts responsibility for his own mistakes, and is grateful for the help he's received.

"I don't like to be in this position," he said. "But I put myself in this position and that's a fact. I made some good money, but made some mistakes and put myself in this position. I didn't know it was going to be set up, but at that point, I'm in no position to say I don't want it. Proud man? I don't care. I'm grateful, thank you, maybe somehow I can return the favor to all these people, every one of them."




http://www.mmafighting.com/2015/4/13/8405645/a-grateful-mark-coleman-on-his-recent-troubles-i-gotta-fight-through
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Re: Save The Hammer

Post by Audax on Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:02 am

48 years old seems so damn young for a hip replacement, hope he can beat the infection and get back to a better quality of life.
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Re: Save The Hammer

Post by TeamJohnPerretti on Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:21 am

I've met Mark Coleman 3 different times. Even had a beer with him.

I will say he was one of the nicest fighters I ever met. Friendly to the fans.
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