– The way Coleman describes a car accident in which he skidded through the intersection and went up on "the medium."
– That he says he’s been living in the Palace Station of late and dreads leaving because of all the stuff he has to pack up, making him the first person in history to put off a move from the Palace Station to the Manadalay Bay.
– That when Coleman finishes telling his story about running out of gas on the 215 freeway and Cofield asks if he’s ever had something similar happen before he responds, "Well, hell yeah."
- That the same man who can’t remember to put gas in his car urges Cofield not to wait a day longer to embark on a hair restoration treatment, adding, "You’ve got a good base there. You can bring it back."
– That the name Randy Couture isn’t mentioned once in this pre-UFC 109 interview.
You add all that together and you’ve got yourself an instant Coleman classic. We get a sense of the man’s priorities, his personal failings, and we also get to be slightly creeped out by Cofield’s story about going to look for Coleman on the side of the road and happening upon a surprised stranger. If you can watch this video and still not want to see a Mark Coleman reality show once his fighting career is finished (which should be shortly, by the way) then you must hate entertainment.
Unrelated, but worth noting: In light of the failed attempt to stream the Jay Hieron-Joe Riggs fight last Saturday night, Strikeforce is offering up a free video of the bout on their website until Sunday. Notice how many times they manage to work in references to the EA Sports MMA video game during the fight, back when they still thought people would be watching it on the EA Sports website. Oh, the irony.