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The UFC's first heavyweight champion, the inventor of ground and pound and and a certified Hall of Famer. A true legend of the sport. Wanna hear the sad part?

 

Mark Coleman is broke.

 

So broke, that he had to open a fundraiser called "Save the Hammer" on gofundme.com now, to gather money for a much needed hip surgery in April.

 

 

 

"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 nice 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 with and lived with the pain for well over a year and became very ill a couple weeks ago. He was taken to hospital doctor checked him out and had to stay for four days on antibiotics, when released he went to see 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 in hospitalized with a plastic hip until full surgery can be perofrmed in April. Mark currently has no income. His insurance is about to end, and 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!"

 

 

Poor guy hope he gets the funds he needs can't imagine trying to get around with a busted hip would be pleasant.

 

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2015/3/11/8189625/ufc-hall-famer-mark-coleman-raises-funds-hip-surgery-donations-mma-news

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Now what was that we we talking about a few years ago...?

 

Oh thats right, Obamacare and aging fighters and how fighters are going to retire with all sorts of injuries and not be able to get health insurance or afford to keep themselves alive.

 

Colemans was a 90s fighter. Maybe the best of them. A physical beast with a strong but one dimensional game 

 

When fedor/Big Nog/Cro Cop came along he was out of his depth. 

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This is very sad; there was a documentary on UK tv this week about Coleman.  Had some great ups and pretty dramatic downs. I hadn't seen much of him before Pride - what an absolute beast he was in his early UFC days.

 

The story also makes me kinda grateful for the NHS. We'd give him a new hip for free.

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This is very sad; there was a documentary on UK tv this week about Coleman.  Had some great ups and pretty dramatic downs. I hadn't seen much of him before Pride - what an absolute beast he was in his early UFC days.

 

The story also makes me kinda grateful for the NHS. We'd give him a new hip for free.

 

 

Yep we all like to complain about the good old NHS but there was story I seen a couple days ago about a guy who got a bad slam in one of his first pro fights ended up in a wheelchair. He's a native to USA and basically he's now living under a bridge because there's no way he can afford the op and drink and drugs were really his only real option for pain relief.

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how is one's insurance 'about to end'?

 

I feel for him. not enough to fund him because I me and my family have our own medical bills.... 

That's probably written wrong, The only way it can end is he is not paying for insurance anymore, and his current policy is about to run out, so that what I think about to end means.

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I would know. I used to hold a licenses in Property&Casualty and Life&Health. I also helped my ex-wife study for her exams when we were married and advised her when she was in the initial stages of opening her own brokerage (after the divorce, but before things went south again.)

 

I definitely know what I'm talking about, but it's a fairly easy thing to follow and its surprising that most people aren't aware of the concept of coverage limits.

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I would know. I used to hold a licenses in Property&Casualty and Life&Health. I also helped my ex-wife study for her exams when we were married and advised her when she was in the initial stages of opening her own brokerage (after the divorce, but before things went south again.)

I definitely know what I'm talking about, but it's a fairly easy thing to follow and its surprising that most people aren't aware of the concept of coverage limits.

No you didnt

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