UFC Hall-Of-Famer Mark Coleman is recovering in hospital after suffering from a heart attack.
“I hadn’t been feeling so well for quite some time something hit pretty hard Tuesday about 7:00 pm, chest locked up my arms went numb sounds pretty obvious but I didn’t want to believe,” Coleman wrote on Instagram. “I walked around and laid down for about 6 hours it didn’t get better.
“I texted my daughters I didn’t want to go, wasn’t fair to them so I grabbed my keys made it to the hospital for sure there was nothing wrong but yes there was complete blockage of a major artery. If I don’t go I’m probably not here today. I’m so glad I went I have so many things I want to do . Tomorrow they will try to break through the artery and put a stent in. For the first time in a long time I am motivated, I am [grateful] and appreciate all your support. It wasn’t my time. It’s time to live.”
Meanwhile, Coleman’s daughter Morgan has also issued a brief message, stating, “Thank you for all the kind words and support,” Morgan wrote. “[Coleman] is recovering well from his heart attack but still has more test to be done.”
A legend of the sport, Coleman was a two-time UFC tournament winner, the first ever UFC heavyweight champion and also won PRIDE’s Open Weight Grand-Prix in 2000.
News of Coleman’s comes a little over a year after another UFC legend Randy Couture also suffered a heart attack, but he’s since made a full recovery and we’d like to take this opportunity to wish Coleman a full and speedy recovery too.