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Video: Mark Coleman Gets Emotional

(From The Telegraph via MMA Scraps)

The Telegraph was in Mark Coleman‘s dressing room following his tough loss to Mauricio Rua on Saturday, and videotaped him experiencing all five Stages of Grief. Watch as the Hammer goes from shocked and despondent to furious at his corner ("I couldn’t hear how much time’s left! Scream it!") to blaming himself for not staying on his feet ("It’s my own fault…it’s my own goddamned [expletives]") to spitting blood into a bucket, which could possibly be interpreted as "acceptance." Of course, his post-fight vent-session doesn’t compare to the level of rage he had after taking his first loss to Fedor Emelianenko at PRIDE Total Elimination 2004. In case you haven’t seen it before, video of that incident is after the jump; audio NSFW.

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UFC fan- January 22, 2009 at 4:11 pm
Hey anonymous fuckbag, why don't YOU stick that needle in everyones ass? would you give your name before or after you got knocked the fuck out? retard.
Anonymous- January 22, 2009 at 3:50 am
Not Interesting to see how many douche bags have posted comments about "Roids" and others just slurping Brock Lesnar.
Reading over the comments here were very predictable.
People who are constantly posting comments about steroids need to have a hypodermic needle shoved up their fucking ASS!
Yo yo- January 21, 2009 at 3:27 pm
whats a CT ???????
UFC fan- January 20, 2009 at 8:35 pm
cause no one gives a shit about Rua.
MMA Wannabe- January 20, 2009 at 10:22 am
What I find funny about this is that Coleman has a great many excuses for a poor performance... but Rua had NO REASON to fight that poorly. No excuses whatsoever. He's young, he's had lots of time to recover from surgery and train smart for this bout (recovering from knee surgery myself). Coleman is old, battered, working a lower weight class than his usual... ect. ect.

Why are so few people blasting Rua for his godawful performance?
Scar Tissue- January 20, 2009 at 9:48 am
Coleman got me interested in MMA with his appearance in The Smashing Machine. His juxtopostion of hard working G&P family man to Kerrs drug addled fuckup Coleman was a beast.

I was dreading this fight right up until Coleman came into the ring...and then I got kind of excited. Maybe it would be the Coleman of old? But was hard to watch after the first round.
armfarmer- January 20, 2009 at 9:37 am
Send them both packing for all I care. I was watching with a couple friends that don't follow the sport and they kept saying they are exhausted they have nothing left. The whole time, being the knowledgable one, I kept saying no.. they can't be.. it's the first round.. it's the first round.. no one fighting in the big leagues gasses in less than 5 mintues. Sadly I eventually had to admit that they were right even though I don't think I've ever seen a fighter gas in one round, let alound BOTH FIGHTERS. It was attrocious. Say what you want about heart and courage or whatever, that doesn't change the fact that they both embarassed the entire sport. Whoever made the fight of the night call should be fired...or beheaded. Fight of the night should never be awarded to a fight that looks like it took place under water.
Anonymous- January 20, 2009 at 7:05 am
I agree
Rodney- January 20, 2009 at 6:39 am
He comes from the old school of "muscles = strength" ideology, like Ken Shamrock. If he had a good camp that could broaden his skills he might have a chance to reinvent himself... in this sport, old dogs NEED to learn new tricks to survive.
Anon- January 20, 2009 at 6:27 am
Kevin Randleman was never the same after he went out drinking with Fedor...
32belly- January 19, 2009 at 11:10 pm
Coleman needs a real camp...Baroni and the host of 'tards in his corner offered nothing. In fact, what is less than nothing? That's what they gave the guy. You can imagine his training sessions.

He's way passed his prime, and age and other things have caught up to him, but Rua was verry reluctant to even get a piece of the guy.

Shogun should have finished him easy, except Coleman is like a cornered're pretty sure he's done, but you're not gonna get close enough to find out.

15 seconds or no 15 seconds...that uppercut closed the book on that horrendous fight.
srbin- January 19, 2009 at 9:58 pm
The Coleman vs Shogun fight was quite possibly one of the most pathetic/saddest things I've ever seen. I would put it on par with trying to put an old dog out of its misery with a rifle from a distance, missing and blowing off its' limbs, then running out of ammo and having to bash its' skull in repeatedly with a rock. Both fighters were robbed of any dignity in the process, and I'm now fully convinced that I no longer want to see any more PrideFC grudge matches settled in UFC. The majority of PrideFc fighters are over the hill and not the same fighters they were, and its too painful to watch living legends like Coleman and Silva get humiliated in the octagon.
Bill O'Reilly- January 19, 2009 at 8:29 pm
Mark Coleman's post-fight video's remind me of the infamous:

UFC fan- January 19, 2009 at 8:13 pm
Champion of what? Champion of getting his brain rattled. The reason he has no composure and gets emotional is because that part of his brain doesn't fire off like it use to.
Damage from punches, and roids, and more punches has made Coleman the joke we saw in the ring.
Betty Page said it best " I don't want anyone to ever take a picture of me when I am old, that is NOT how I want to be remembered."
While Coleman will never be confused for Betty page, at least SHE had enough sense to disappear when she got to old.
What is it with old has-beens? Why must the try to prove something they never can? it always ends up with some poor old slub getting schooled by the young bull, and this causes dumbass Brock lesner fans to suck his cock cause he beat an old used up has been's shit like that , that is the reason Brock JOKner is a paper champ.
Kazuo Misucky- January 19, 2009 at 7:36 pm
mark coleman is an american hero. f the haters, mark is a legend. he is emotional and competitive, so what????? thats what make a true champion.
Your Fucking Father- January 19, 2009 at 7:32 pm

"Pride rules shogun would've finished him in the first" I am sure what you meant to say was a juiced up Shogun would have finished him in the first. Lets be real Shogun is only 27 years old and looked like a gassed out old man out there. Chuck is going to take his flippin head off if he stands there and trades punches with his hands at his side again.
hotsaucemonster- January 19, 2009 at 5:26 pm
mr clean needs to stick with what hes good at
ihatejardine!!alot- January 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm
coleman should retire
Zee German- January 19, 2009 at 4:13 pm
@ Jugger and HillBilly

Thanks for the thoughts. I've never been a fan of Coleman or Hammerhouse. In fact, I was asking myself for a long time how one can be in this game without evolving at all throughout the years. But you certainly can't question his heart and spirit. Give respect where respect is due.

Bill C.- January 19, 2009 at 3:54 pm
Coleman showed more heart in the 3rd round than a good deal of fighters show in an entire fight. I agree with all of the posters above that Coleman most definitely deserves his place in the Hall of Fame.
Sheps- January 19, 2009 at 3:03 pm

That was a joke right? Rua strikes were sloppy at best, and there has to be a difference between having the courage(or mental retardation) to stand there and take punch after punch and stand there and take 20 punches in the face because you have no idea where you were after the first punch.

Coleman was gassed literally 20 seconds into the fight, and to say he was taking Rua down is very generous, to say Coleman was falling down and just fell on Rua on the way down is far more realistic.

Sure Coleman is a legend, but that fight was horrible to watch, its like watching a 25 year old grandson beat the snot out of his grandfather for giving him a crappy Christmas present.

Coleman was thrown to the wolves just as Alan Belcher was, just Alan had age on his side, Dana must be tearing his scalp out.
Jugger- January 19, 2009 at 2:36 pm
@ OS/=NS

I wouldn't call it a "hard-on", per se, I'd call it more of an "appreciation" or "respect". I can see why a guy of your caliber might confuse the two though. Next time I'll be more clear.
HillBilly- January 19, 2009 at 2:33 pm
Ten years ago I might have joined in the Coleman bashing.

But I'm 39 now and I have to say that was amazing what he did. simply amazing. Maybe he gassed. I think that's part of it. But part of it was also that he was eating brutal strikes from Shogun in between taking him down. I don't think the man was fully conscious for half the fight. But his heart, his competitiveness...

He showed Courage and determination worthy of a Samurai. You all are entitled to hate him if you want but of all the fight's I've seen in the UFC this one most demonstrated what it means to be a true warrior and a real man. If all you can see is failure in Coleman's performance then that's truly sad. I'm glad the UFC saw differently and rewarded him with fight of the night.

Truly Coleman deserves his place in the hall of fame.
Anonymous- January 19, 2009 at 2:24 pm
even if he couldn't afford a training camp you can always control your own cardio
Sheps- January 19, 2009 at 2:24 pm
Mark Coleman is quite possibly the scariest man in America, his face is a mix between the Bogeyman and Freddy Krugger, seriously, compare them.

He should be the most feared man in all MMA.