Mark Coleman was is the father of ground and pound in mixed martial arts and a legend of the sport. So it was easy choice for BJ Penn to bring the former UFC champion in as his wrestling coach, a decision that Coleman says helped 'save him':
I talked to Mark Coleman at UFC 167 on Saturday night. We looked back on his proudest moments, the sad day they eliminated headbutts, and then discussed his current gig as an assistant coach for BJ Penn's team on the currently filming season of TUF:
“It’s rejuvenating me,” Coleman said. “It saved me a little bit. It brought the energy back, to the point where, like any other fighter, I want to fight again, really. Maybe it’s too late. Who knows? I would never say never. I won’t be stupid enough to get in there with Jon ‘Bones’ Jones or anything like that, or Daniel Cormier. I’m past that time. But I could certainly compete with certain guys out there, and if somebody wants to see it, I can’t say never.”
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