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methodjg
07-29-2007, 06:54 PM
Mark Coleman is slated to honor his contract that was leftover with Pride by fighting his last two fights in the UFC.

He said that he would like to fight Couture. It will be interesting to see him back in the cage since he is such a great wrestler and the use of elbows.

I think he can do a lot better in the cage. It would be interesting to see him fight the people he fought in Pride in the octagon.

Bullock
07-29-2007, 07:19 PM
It would be interesting, but I doubt Silva is jumping to book a match-up for Coleman.

Noob
07-29-2007, 07:41 PM
Mark Coleman is slated to honor his contract that was leftover with Pride by fighting his last two fights in the UFC.

He said that he would like to fight Couture. It will be interesting to see him back in the cage since he is such a great wrestler and the use of elbows.

I think he can do a lot better in the cage. It would be interesting to see him fight the people he fought in Pride in the octagon.

C'mon man, you have to list a source for stuff like this. Otherwise, it just looks like speculation.

Bullock
07-29-2007, 07:48 PM
That's Noob Jack City for you Noob!

Noob
07-29-2007, 07:56 PM
That's Noob Jack City for you Noob!

I suppose that's true enough. I'm still not accustomed to the shock treatment that is switching from the main forums to here. It's like visiting another site sometimes.

Bullock
07-29-2007, 08:00 PM
it is actualy on mmaweekly.com


Mark Coleman, a fighter that first stepped foot in the UFC Octagon more than a decade ago, may not go down as one of the more dominating fighters in MMA history, but he surely will always be a significant piece of the puzzle. If not for his pioneering ground and pound style that led him to two UFC tournament championships, a win over Dan Severn to become the first UFC heavyweight beltholder, and capturing the first Pride Grand Prix title, the current MMA landscape may not be dominated by heavyweight enigma Fedor Emelianenko.

With an 4-4 record in his past eight bouts, including two losses to Fedor, Coleman hasn’t maintained the influence of the early days of his career, but he hasn’t hung up the gloves yet. In fact, he still has two fights left on his current Pride contract and with the buyout of that organization by Zuffa, it sounds as if Coleman sees a possible return to his old stomping grounds in the near future.

"I've always wanted to get back in that cage and I always knew I'd get back in there at least one more time. That's were I got started. I like the cage and I like the UFC rules better anyways,” said Coleman, obviously in reference to the brutal forearms and elbows he was so famous for. "I can be more effective in the cage than I was in the ring."

In a recent interview with MMAWeekly’s Scott Petersen, Coleman expounded upon a possible return to the Octagon and his desire to do so.

Saying, “I’m still improving” and “on any given day, victory is within your grasp,” Coleman believes that a fight with current UFC Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture would be a good match-up for him.

It could be argued that Couture has been more relevant to today’s mixed martial arts’ scene, but looking at the fight on paper they are roughly the same age, currently have identical 15-8 professional records, started their MMA careers in the UFC within a year of each other, and come from strong wrestling backgrounds. With the strong name recognition of each, it might be a fight that a segment of fans would want to see, although Coleman would likely have to take another fight in the UFC first. And that is all banking on the fact that Zuffa is willing bring him back to the Octagon.

Interestingly, Coleman is also the subject of a new movie that is readying for production. Entitled “The Smashing Machine,” the same as the movie about his friend Mark Kerr, it sounds as if Jean-Claude Van Damme could be portraying the former UFC and Pride champion… an “interesting” choice that Coleman even seems to find odd.

Noob
07-29-2007, 08:04 PM
That's a horrible movie idea.

Bullock
07-29-2007, 08:47 PM
LOL at Van Damme as Mark Coleman!!!

methodjg
07-29-2007, 11:11 PM
Yes sorry I forgot the source...but it was mmaweekly.com

wonderbee
07-29-2007, 11:43 PM
I wouldn't mind seeing Coleman back in the cage. I would rather see him then some of the guys they have been putting on pay per views.

bigdog887503
07-30-2007, 05:35 PM
I am hyped up already at the thought of Coleman/Couture. It would be a matchup of UFC legends (at least in my mind) and , on paper, should be a good fight. Couture has better stand-up but I think Coleman would be at the advantage on the ground being a bit bigger and stronger.

I really hope they can pull this one off.

matto
07-30-2007, 10:52 PM
coleman is going to be a threat in the hw devision but wont be a top fighter, but a great fight for anybody at hw.

thasiccest
08-05-2007, 05:30 AM
coleman is done! but he still can upset some people which might be good for a laugh!

neonatural45
08-05-2007, 05:40 AM
coleman is done! but he still can upset some people which might be good for a laugh!

since it is UFC rules coleman can shoot whenever he wants with no fear of Knees to the head on the ground, making him a very dangerous LnP fighter

aaron757
08-05-2007, 02:06 PM
i think coleman will be the next ali (brain damage status) one day. that guy takes some major beatings.

johngeezy11358
08-06-2007, 08:57 PM
coleman will be a big draw because of his name...his style is much better suited for the UFC