Mark Coleman Set To Be A Guest At UFC 300 After Surviving House Fire

UFC hall-of-famer Mark Coleman underwent a life-threatening ordeal recently when he was rushed to hospital and put in an induced coma after rescuing his parents from a house fire and then going back in to try to save his dog. Thankfully the 59-year-old Coleman was able to remind everyone just how tough he is by surviving the incident, and now just a month later he’s revealed that he’s going to be attending the historic UFC 300 event as a special guest.

“I’m so excited today,” Coleman said in a video post while jogging on the spot and curling dumbbells. “The UFC is bringing me in giving me and my daughters tickets to the biggest show ever UFC 300 in Las Vegas. So stoked let’s go. The BMF belt that’s the one I’m excited about. The main event is huge as well. The whole card is sick. See you there. What a great day to be alive. Be the best version of yourself you can be you never know when you’re gonna need it. Sober is cool, carnivore diet, nine ancestral tenants, hammer House for life.”

Earlier this week Max Holloway had called for Coleman to be the man to present the belt to the winner of his symbolic ‘BMF’ title fight with Justin Gaethje due to the fact that he’s a ‘real-life hero’, but it’s not clear whether the UFC have now given the green-light for that to happen or not.

Either way, Coleman, a former two-time UFC tournament champion, 1st ever heavyweight champion and PRIDE open-weight grand-prix winner, has joked that he was ready to step in as a late replacement at the event.

“I’m in training. I’m the backup for every fighter. Let’s go!”

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