Coleman's daughter recalls Fedor night fondly

source: The Underground


Mark "The Hammer" Coleman received a lot of fan heat when he brought his daughters into the ring after his second loss to Fedor Emelianenko. But in an interview with HDNet Fights, Coleman and his daughter Morgan detail a moment not captured in a shampshot.

“It was a tough night," Coleman said. "Because I took a lot of criticism from a lot of fans and a lot of professionals claiming that I traumatized my daughters. And at the time, being a dad, it was the most important thing to me. I just remember very clearly…I don’t mind losing, I just don’t wanna hurt my kids."

"It was honestly the time of my life," said Morgan. " 'Cause it was so fun out there. So I don't regret that at all."

The former UFC heavyweight Champion and Pride Open Weight Grand Prix champion also recalls the sports earliest days. “I’ll be honest with you. It’s easier to win the belt than to keep the belt," Coleman said of becoming the first UFC heavyweight champion. "Nothing against Mo Smith but if I would’ve prepared properly I think I would’ve destroyed him. But I didn’t because I didn’t prepare properly, he did, and what a humbling, humbling, humbling experience.”

Is there anyone the not retired Coleman still wants to fight?

“It seems to always come down to one guy…Tito…what’s his last name? Oh yeah, Tito Ortiz. Dan Severn, he’s the one calling me out every day. He wants a revenge match versus me but I keep telling him, he’s 280 pounds and needs to lose some weight and then maybe I’ll think about it. Dan Severn, Ken Shamrock, Tito Ortiz…other than that…I gotta get in shape."

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SickEyeDiaz site profile image  

4/3/12 10:55 AM by SickEyeDiaz


Beatrix Kiddo site profile image  

4/3/12 10:48 AM by Beatrix Kiddo

FEDOR IS THE GOAT!!!!!! What an ambassador for MMA. He handled that situation with Coleman's daughters like a pro. Just like everything he did.

mmavixen site profile image  

4/3/12 10:36 AM by mmavixen

 I love how Coleman's daughter talks about Fedor.  What an adorable girl!

rockwell site profile image  

4/3/12 12:03 AM by rockwell

 He's so good they are still making songs about him in 2012.....

Gnarls Gnarlington site profile image  

4/2/12 8:21 PM by Gnarls Gnarlington

WAR Hammer!

D241 site profile image  

4/2/12 7:22 PM by D241

 I only came back to this thread to scroll down and read this again.....

Immaculata site profile image  

4/2/12 6:51 PM by Immaculata

I loved it when Fedor apologized to them, it was a classic moment.

CaptainKirk site profile image  

4/2/12 6:43 PM by CaptainKirk

No It reads that way but if you watch the video he is basically saying hes got to get in shape and he will be ready for those guys.

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4/2/12 6:24 PM by absoluteidiot

Tito by Triangle

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4/2/12 6:18 PM by Sonnen Fanboy