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07-13-2008, 03:40 PM
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| | Newest addtion at 205lbs in UFC: Mark Coleman?
Mark Coleman: 'I’m considering dropping to 205lbs' - Iron Life Forums
| What was the injury you suffered which prevented you from fighting Brock Lesnar? |
I tore my MCL ligament because in this sport, on any day, you can hurt yourself. I knew I was fighting Brock Lesnar, a hell of a tough opponent, so I knew there were no corners to be cut, I was training all out and when you train like this, you take a risk every day in practise training so hard and this time I was on the bad end of a knee injury. It’s part of the sport and I’ve been competing, wrestling and fighting for 30 years and I’ve only had two surgeries, so I can’t complain too much.
Did you have to have surgery on your knee?
I avoided surgery this time, a big set back, totally disappointing. It was a huge opportunity for my career but I’ll get that shot again.
So the door still open with the UFC?
Yeah, I’ll be fighting in November and I’m considering dropping to 205lbs. I’d prefer to fight 205, I’d fight whoever. I’ve always fought who the promoters tell me to fight, I don’t ever pick my opponents, but I’d love to know if they could find a big enough name, or match me up at 205. I would prefer that, but if not, I’ll stay at heavyweight.
How you think you would cope, going down in weight?
I can make the weight no problem, making the weight is not going to be a problem.
What kind of a fighter do you think you would be at 205?
I think I can do very well at 205. I can’t say I’m going to tear up these guys, there’s a lot of great talent down there; it’s just, over the years, the athletes have got a little bit bigger and a little bit heavier, so it would just be a wise move for me to go down to 205.
Are there any names in particular that you’ve got in mind in the light-heavyweight division?
Whoever. I want it to be a big name, obviously, at this stage of my career I don’t need no tune up fights; whoever the promoters, whoever the fans want me to fight, that’s fine.
Rematch with Shogun!
07-13-2008, 04:29 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2008
Wanderlei or Shogun.
For the promos, if it was Wandy, they could show that clip of Silva yelling at Coleman. "No YOU! You put your foot in my face!"
Either one will walk through Coleman most likely, thats all I want to see.
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