Coleman not retiring

by Michael David Smith | source: mmafighting.com
 

"I'm not sure," Coleman said when asked if the UFC has released him. "I really don't want to comment on that right now until I know the situation."

Although Five Ounces of Pain reported on Wednesday that Coleman has been released from the promotion, Coleman said he hasn't talked with UFC President Dana White, UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta or anyone else at the UFC about what his future with the promotion might be.

"I'm definitely going to keep fighting," Coleman said. "I'm still trying to figure out what's going on. I want to fight in the UFC. I want to beat Tito Ortiz -- bad -- but really I just want to fight in the UFC."

If the UFC isn't an option for Coleman, other promotions might be. In Japan, Dream is planning a light heavyweight tournament this year, and Coleman -- who's popular in Japan from his days fighting in Pride -- would be a natural fit for that tournament. 

"I just need to train harder," Coleman said. "I need to work harder."

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Hobnobb site profile image  

2/11/10 9:21 AM by Hobnobb

TTT for the Antidote!!!!He still has a lot more fights in him!

slamming site profile image  

2/11/10 7:38 AM by slamming

Coleman has been studying Fedor since his last 2 fights against him. He has rectified his weaknesses.Fedor wants none of Coleman the next time round, which will be for the Strikeforce and WAMMA titles.

junon site profile image  

2/11/10 7:33 AM by junon

yeah right.

EckY site profile image  

2/11/10 7:16 AM by EckY

Pre-fight Dana was hyping up Coleman saying everyone that complained about the main event was an idiot as he beat Bonnar and gave Shogun a tough fight, etc, etc. He has even gone as far as to say Randy is now top 5 and in the mix for a title shot after beating Coleman. Yet they cut Coleman and keep Bonnar on board?????

slamming site profile image  

2/11/10 7:12 AM by slamming

Machida just dodged a bullet. An ploddingly old, slow, geriatric bullet but a bullet none the less.

vruntson site profile image  

2/11/10 7:05 AM by vruntson

Coleman in Japan = shit. The last thing Dream needs is a UFC reject has-been. Coleman's only highlight in Japan was the 2000 GP. That was 10 years ago. Coleman has aged horribly and has not evolved one iota since then.Coleman retiring is a good idea.

jaydub site profile image  

2/11/10 2:17 AM by jaydub

+1Coleman looks like an old man...he has not aged well....he is obv out of his prime and doesnt stand a chance against top competition...nobody wants to see an old guy get beat on.

FatBuddha site profile image  

2/11/10 12:54 AM by FatBuddha

Coleman is the man, I have a ton of respect for the guy and what he's accomplished. That being said, I think he needs to work smarter and not harder. Meaning, he really needs to incorporate a lot of jiu-jitsu in his game as far as being comfortable fighting from his back. Whether he trains with Fedor, or more traditional Gracie Jiu-jitsu people is up to him. I don't know why there are wrestlers with all the physical attributes, heart, talent, etc. in the world who don't get comfortable with jiu-jitsu.

SQad127 site profile image  

2/11/10 12:16 AM by SQad127

 LOL @ this strikeforce fan boy bullshit just shut the fuck up

TheBear228 site profile image  

2/10/10 11:31 PM by TheBear228

 The Hammer is a living legend as far as I'm concerned, but he's fuckin crazy if he thinks that by training harder his problems will be solved. I feel terrible that his body won't allow him to do what his mind desires, but that doesn't mean I'm going to support watching him batter himself into oblivion. I hope he isn't as financially desperate as his situation leads me to believe, because he should be at home enjoying his family and sparing his children from the sight of him being destroyed by guys more athletic, healthier, younger, or a combination of all three. He should find the courage to retire, and try and work a job with the UFC as an ambassador of the sport and the company. He'd represent both with a lot of pride and honor, and hopefully a job like that would pay enough to keep him stable.