Mark Coleman released from the UFC
- 02-10-2010, 03:06 PM
Mark Coleman released from the UFC
Following Mark Colemans loss to fellow UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture at UFC 109, the UFC has since released the MMA veteran. Coleman came into his UFC 109 fight knowing that this was the most important fight of his career as well as knowing it may be his last. Coleman fought a tough fight until Couture was able to secure the win in the second round via rear naked choke.
Mark Coleman burst on to the MMA scene in 1996 compiling a record of 6-3 in the UFC defeating the likes of Don Frye, Gary Goodridge and Dan Severn to become the first ever UFC heavyweight champion. Coleman then decided to go over to Japan and fight for Pride where he racked up a 9-5 record while becoming the 2000 Pride GP open-weight champion. Since Pride, Coleman returned to the UFC where he went 1-2 before he was released. Over all, Mark “The Hammer” Coleman is a legend who has helped move the sport of MMA to the place where it is today.NSCA - CSCS
- 02-10-2010, 03:21 PM
02-10-2010, 04:11 PM
02-10-2010, 07:47 PM
Does this mean he is not retiring and going to another promotion? You would think that the UFC would have given him the chance to respectfully announce his retirement rather than simply cutting him. Unless of course he is going to Strikeforce or something.
02-11-2010, 12:06 AM
02-11-2010, 07:04 AM
Sadly I think Hershel would cause issue based on what I saw from Coleman in his last fight. I would like to see COleman retire just based on respect for him, but if he goes to SF good luck to him
02-11-2010, 11:49 AM
02-11-2010, 12:05 PM
Trigg was released too.
Following UFC 109 last weekend, the promotion has released several fighters including headliner Mark Coleman, as well as Frank Trigg, Tim Hague, and Phillipe Nover....
NSCA - CSCS
02-11-2010, 02:03 PM
02-11-2010, 05:01 PM
the problem with coleman is that he never had a good work ethic. he said that he used to not train at all and just go fight. baroni said in one interview that hammerhouse was coleman's house with a punching bag on the porch, that randleman ended up stealing. coleman was succesful because he had great wrestling and lots of roid power. he also used the rules to his advantage..(headbutts in UFC, winning Pride GP with knees to the head). notice how he never had and still doesnt have even a trace of cardio. we all know what that means: lots of heavy weight training/saucing and much less "boring" mma training/rolling/running.
whats the point in being a fighter if you are huffin and puffin in the 1st round??? if you watch his fights, he would always try to get the TD to GNP. you can see him running out of gas in a guy's guard, which is more of a resting position. I mean all those years of training and you still cant build any stamina????
02-11-2010, 08:11 PM
02-11-2010, 08:13 PM
the whole hammer house is terrible. look at mark phil wes kevin and kerr or whatever. all did great with asteroids and then SUCKEDDDD. besides wes. I am not a fan of them.
02-11-2010, 08:24 PM
Hammer House hasn't been around for years, but this release is total bull****. Huge slap in the face to Coleman.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
02-13-2010, 03:31 AM
02-13-2010, 08:28 AM
so when these people are getting released they are getting kicked out but does that mean that Coleman is still in the Hall of fame? Or is he booted from that too?
02-13-2010, 11:09 AM
Can't get booted from the hall of fame.
Personally I think Coleman looks like a wino. Randy made him look foolish. If anything Coleman is lucky that Bonnar gifted him a win (When Bonnar was an unbackable favorite) during his return to the UFC.
I respect what Coleman did 10 years ago but he was under no illusions this was a loser goes home fight for him, and he lost.
I'm personally happy he's gone. Having him as half of a headline bout was a joke.