Getting older is an easier task for some than it is others. It has not treated Mark Coleman very well at all. Coleman is currently in the hospital awaiting surgery on his hip but that has been delayed while medical staff wait for his infection to subside.
Wes Sims has created a GoFundMe account for Coleman. One would think that after all the success that “The Hammer” had in his career that he should be financially stable. That is not the case. Sims advises that Coleman has had no income and his insurance is about to run out.
Here is the situation according to Sims:
First UFC Heavyweight Champion, Hall of Famer and “The God Father of Ground and Pound” Mark “The Hammer” Coleman’s retirement from the sport he loved and gave us so many memories has not been very kind to him as of yet. Mark had a hip replacement in 2013 and after surgery was named Wrestling Coach for Team Penn on Season 19 The Ultimate Fighter. After filming and returning home his hip popped out several times and pain began on the other side. He has struggled and lived with the pain for well over a year and became sick a couple weeks ago. He was taken to hospital where a doctor checked him out and had to stay for four days on antibiotics, when released he went to see hip doctor again and scheduled to have surgery on March 9th, only to discover while open on operating table he was full of infection and very close to being septic and lucky to have caught this! He is currently hospitalized with a plastic hip until full surgery can be perofrmed in April. Mark currently has no income. His insurance is about to end, and we are currently looking into disability. I am looking to raise funds to help his cost of living, doctor bills, medication, and make up what he will lose in the next few months in appearances he will miss. Anything will help and thank you dearly! God Bless!
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