Mark Coleman Officially Retires From MMA | MMA NEWS

March 5, 2013 9:14 pm by bjpenn.com staff 10 Comments

Although he hasn’t fought since his 2010 loss to Randy Couture, it has always been a questions whether or not Mark Coleman would fight again. We now have our answer as the 48-year-old recently posted on his Facebook page that he needs a total hip replacement.

Total Hip replacement next Monday. Ouch.

The hammer is done fighting. I know been done. Just looking for some prayers.

i thank everyone who will help me get through this. Have to pay to play sometimes. Only regret is could have worked harder.

Love you all live your dream.

Two full decades of fighting have taken its toll on Coleman, and he is now officially ready to call it quits. Having fought in both Pride and the UFC, he has notable wins over Mauricio Shogun Rua, Dan Severn, Stephan Bonnar, and Don Frye. Mark’s career highlights include being the first ever UFC Heavyweight Champion, the 2000 Pride Fighting Championship Open Weight Grand Prix Champion, and being one of the first fighters inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame.

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