UnderGround Forums Mark Coleman needs your help

3/10/15 11:03 PM
6/28/11
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www.gofundme.com/SaveTheHammer

Seen this on Facebook. Mark Coleman is having some health issues and is looking for some financial help. Surprised Wes didn't come on here and post because this is the place to go when in need. I didn't get to donate much but donated what I could and would encourage others to do the same.

 

"First UFC Heavyweight Champion, Hall of Famer, and the "Godfather of Ground N 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 of 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 the hospital doctor checked him out and had to stay for 4 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 the 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 performed 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!" - Wes Sims

3/10/15 11:11 PM
10/14/06
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hendofanforlife -

Awesome will donate in the morning. Mark we hope you get better and thanks for the fights

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3/10/15 11:11 PM
11/21/02
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Dana should pick this up. He can do this quietly and be done with it. Hire the guy and put him on your insurance.
3/10/15 11:16 PM
3/13/08
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Wishing Mark Coleman the best... A true legend in our sport..
3/10/15 11:16 PM
11/22/05
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Heart-wrenching.

I hope the UFC can donate some $$$, he is HOF after all and a pioneer of our beloved sport.
3/10/15 11:24 PM
10/29/12
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I'm super strapped for cash right now, but if I have a good St. Patrick's day I'll try to give something.


Sending some good vibes his way and sharing with my FB friends. Phone Post 3.0
3/10/15 11:24 PM
12/29/11
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TTT Lets help out a legend UG! Spreading the word right now through our media sites

3/10/15 11:31 PM
12/11/14
Posts: 145
Can I make a mutually beneficial solution? If he is healthy enough to hold a pen, someone could organise a signing. Each donation of 'X' dollars or over receives a signed photo/glove/etc. one of his friends can help with the mailout on a weekly basis. All signed items can come with an easily printed and numbered COA and can be kept as a rememberance of helping an MMA icon in need. Just a thought to help increase the chance of donations. Phone Post 3.0
3/10/15 11:36 PM
8/16/05
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Can someone confirm this? I know both Sims and Coleman have both posted here in the past. I think someone who can validate the situation will increase the chances of revenue.
3/10/15 11:45 PM
12/30/09
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Worm SF - Can someone confirm this? I know both Sims and Coleman have both posted here in the past. I think someone who can validate the situation will increase the chances of revenue.
You think Coleman would make all this up? Phone Post 3.0
3/11/15 12:19 AM
4/21/06
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Godfather of GNP

3/11/15 12:44 AM
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He can move in with me here in Canada.

3/11/15 1:11 AM
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TexasBadAss - Dana should pick this up. He can do this quietly and be done with it. Hire the guy and put him on your insurance.

this, especially for a hall of famer
3/11/15 1:13 AM
3/20/12
Posts: 17950

What is one truckload of snow worth.

I donated 20 bucks to the fund.

But that is all I can do because I am -$30,000 in medical bills debt myself

3/11/15 1:16 AM
7/14/10
Posts: 19083

Wait, I thought Dana made UFC fighters millionares ?  Didnt Coleman fight for Zuffa UFC after his Pride career ?

Those 8k / 8k deals are pretty fucking embarassing and shows the absolute greed of Zuffa.

Edited: 3/11/15 1:18 AM
3/5/14
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He should do YouTube shout outs for a grand each.
3/11/15 1:22 AM
7/14/10
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Roberto Guerrero makes millions of dollars in last three fights in Boxing....

And a living legend in MMA is asking for donations for 20k.

Fuck You Zuffa !!!!!!!!

3/11/15 1:28 AM
4/9/13
Posts: 2412
I'll give what I can. Can we get this info to Zuffa somehow? That is probably the best chance the Hammer has of getting everything completely taken care of. Phone Post 3.0
3/11/15 1:31 AM
4/27/08
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EatonBeever - 

Wait, I thought Dana made UFC fighters millionares ?  Didnt Coleman fight for Zuffa UFC after his Pride career ?

Those 8k / 8k deals are pretty fucking embarassing and shows the absolute greed of Zuffa.


Coleman fought for Zuffa twice, making 50/50 for his first fight and 60k for the second. How is Zuffa or 8k deals to blame for his situation?
3/11/15 1:32 AM
4/5/10
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UFC insurance plus a nice check from Lorenzo and/or Dana, Coleman is a legend Phone Post 3.0
3/11/15 1:35 AM
1/1/01
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Sorry to hear this...

How awesome would it be if they would mention the campaign during UFC 185 on Sunday. Those 10 seconds could make all the difference in the world for Mark. Come on, Joe!!

Wish you the best, Hammer.
3/11/15 1:40 AM
11/19/13
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Donated 10 bucks. Get well, Hammer! Phone Post 3.0
3/11/15 1:42 AM
3/20/12
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Attila - Sorry to hear this...

How awesome would it be if they would mention the campaign during UFC 185 on Sunday. Those 10 seconds could make all the difference in the world for Mark. Come on, Joe!!

Wish you the best, Hammer.

Joe Rogan

You can do this for Mark.

3/11/15 1:43 AM
11/19/13
Posts: 1710
Rambo John J -
Attila - Sorry to hear this...

How awesome would it be if they would mention the campaign during UFC 185 on Sunday. Those 10 seconds could make all the difference in the world for Mark. Come on, Joe!!

Wish you the best, Hammer.

Joe Rogan

You can do this for Mark.

Come on, Joe!! Do it! Phone Post 3.0
3/11/15 1:45 AM
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ISuckDosBalls -
Rambo John J -
Attila - Sorry to hear this...

How awesome would it be if they would mention the campaign during UFC 185 on Sunday. Those 10 seconds could make all the difference in the world for Mark. Come on, Joe!!

Wish you the best, Hammer.

Joe Rogan

You can do this for Mark.

Come on, Joe!! Do it! Phone Post 3.0
Dooooooiiiiiitttt Phone Post 3.0