UFC Legend Mark Coleman Hospitalized After Saving Parents From Fire – ‘Total Hero’

March 13, 2024
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UFC Legend Mark Coleman Hospitalized After Saving Parents From Fire - 'Total Hero'

UFC’s Mark Coleman is in hospital after he rescued his parents from a house fire.

Reports indicate that the fire took place on March 12 near Toledo, Ohio, in a kitchen fire that reportedly started. The 59-year-old was then airlifted from the area after removing his parents from the fire. But Coleman suffered smoke inhalation after he decided to run back to the house to rescue his dog. Seven fire departments came to the scene, but the cause was not established. Wes Sims, the former UFC fighter and a friend of Coleman, had this to say.

Coleman’s Health

“I’m a very firm believer in the power of prayer. I sent family and some friends a few pictures of Mark Coleman’s current condition. I know Mark, if he could talk he’d say ‘film this s***, Wes, we are going viral. Mark’s parents’ house burnt down last night.

“Mark saved both [his parents] and went back for Hammer, his dog. He was life flighted to Toledo and is currently intubated and sedated. I swear to God he’s one of the toughest individuals ever created, been through so much a movie at this point could not give his life’s work justice,” Sims said 

Fans will understandably be worried about Coleman’s health, but his legacy has already been established. In 2018, Coleman was inducted into the Hall of Fame. He is seen as one of the best heavyweights in the sport. He first became champion at UFC 10 and then did the same thing again at UFC 11. 

After that, he moved to PRIDE Fighting Championships. That is where he became the first-ever Pride Grand Prix Champion. But much more recently, Coleman has been acting as a coach to Matt Brown. Brown’s current record stands at 26-19. He won his last bout against Court McGee, but the latest news has worried him. 

“Sending out positive energy/prayers and power to my dude@Markcolemanmma tonight. He’s a hero and if anyone can get through this it’s him,” Brown stated 

Garcia’s Return

From one legend to another, Gabi Garcia is set to return to MMA on April 25 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The Jiu-jitsu legend will rematch Barbara Nepomuceno, according to Centurion FC. Garcia’s last MMA bout occurred in 2018 when she beat Nepomuceno via a submission at RIZIN 14.

Garcia then decided to return to grappling and made history by winning her fourth gold at the ADCC Submission Fighting World Championship. In the same year, she also won double gold at the IBJJF Pans. Nepomuceno, in contrast, in an ex-WGP Kickboxing Champion.

She recently beat Gabriela Mingorance in a kickboxing bout and followed that up with another kickboxing win over Bianca Carvalho last year. So Garcia knows she must be on top form if she wants to emerge victorious. 

“Centurion FC is coming, and coming strong, Having Gabi Garcia, it’s a privilege. A privilege that reflects Centurion FC’s direction,” Centurion FC CEO Roberto Gallo

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