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Mark Coleman Has Been Going Through Some Times, Brother

Things to love about Steve Cofield‘s interview with Mark Coleman, in no particular order:

– 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.  

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PingPong- February 4, 2010 at 7:34 pm
"Did you drive over here yourself today"

That's hard hitting journalism right there... and a question you would not even think to ask any other type of citizen except a pro fighter.
rlh61- February 4, 2010 at 2:23 pm
I kept hearing that Coleman HAS to win this there is absolutely nothing else in the world he can possibly do to sustain sweep floors, flip burgers, push a wheelbarrow around a construction site...then I watch this video and think to myself "God, Mark Coleman HAS to win this fight"...
TheFactor- February 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm

This video would be funny if we didn't know his imminent destruction and failure was at hand ...

Awww hell it's still a little funny ........
Dutch Cannibals- February 4, 2010 at 1:35 pm
and no one should have to live without their brian cell.
mma samurai- February 4, 2010 at 1:08 pm
Just a brief example of Mark Coleman's decent into Ali status aka "One Too Many Punches to the Head Syndrome". Maybe someone should do him a favor and make sure he runs out of gas on the way to the fight so he doesn't have to take another beating and lose that last desperate brian cell struggling for life.
mmaniac22- February 4, 2010 at 12:47 pm
The proper way to spell it is: MAHK - HA - HAMMA - KOOOOOH - LE - MAHN
parchy mcthirst- February 4, 2010 at 11:36 am
sounds like mark coleman might need one of those disposable grills donated to him
TheFactor- February 4, 2010 at 11:13 am

Yeah all this drama right before one of the biggest make or break fights of his career ...

I have only one question Mark "Do you have to make it so easy for Randy"

Get your head out of your a$$ !!!!!
mynameisalsoben- February 4, 2010 at 10:38 am
c'mon we shouldn't be surprised here...mark's always been known to have a small gas tank.
jimbonics- February 4, 2010 at 10:16 am
Di di mao!
LastEmperor- February 4, 2010 at 10:16 am
Mickey Rourke in Spun. Totally. Without the meth lab.
just some dong- February 4, 2010 at 10:10 am
Mark "Forethought" Coleman
steampunk22- February 4, 2010 at 10:00 am
I'm with Jimbonics here.

I think a lot of people want to see Coleman win this fight, he needs it pretty bad. Randy would be gracious in defeat and would still have a job after, whereas Coleman would probably have some sort of emotional breakdown and reeanct Deer Hunter scenes with Arlovski in his hotel room after the fight.

I dunno, it would just be nice to see this dude get a win over a big opponent. He's probably not going to make a run at the title anytime soon but if he's gonna retire he may as well go out on a big win.
jimbonics- February 4, 2010 at 9:44 am
I want Coleman to win badly. Would suck for Randy, but Randy would still have a job. Coleman would be out of a career. The crowd would go absolutely APESHIT if Coleman finished Randy.

Sabado Gigante- February 4, 2010 at 9:39 am
If nothing else, I hope Jay Hieron wins a million bucks playing a scratch-off...
Viva Hate- February 4, 2010 at 9:36 am
The Mele for Metamucil will be epic! Winner becomes the King of All Del Boca Vista!

Should actually be a fun, nostalgic fight to watch. I think Coure takes it though.
fiveforfive- February 4, 2010 at 9:29 am
I will be cheering for THA HAMMA
robthom- February 4, 2010 at 9:24 am
Pretty much without respite for the last 13 years IMO.
tlester4130- February 4, 2010 at 9:22 am
the medium.... lol