Mark Coleman airlifted to hospital after saving his parents from a house fire

By Cole Shelton - March 12, 2024

Mark Coleman, the inaugural UFC heavyweight champion, was airlifted to the hospital after saving his parents from a house fire.

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Former Bellator executive Rich Chou first brought to light that Coleman was reportedly in hospital, as he saw it mentioned on a thread on social media. Twitter personality Caposa then posted the news article about the incident, confirming Coleman was transported to the hospital.

According to news station WTOL, Mark Coleman went in to save his parents and then back in to save the family dog, who unfortunately passed away.

According to the Ballville Volunteer Fire Department Chief, the family got out of the home, and one family member was airlifted to the hospital after trying to save the family dog in the fire. The dog died, authorities said. The family member’s condition is unknown.

The house is believed to be a total loss as the fire reportedly started in the kitchen, but it’s uncertain how the fire started.

Following the news of the fire, longtime friend of Mark Coleman and fellow former UFC fighter Wes Sims posted on his social media telling everyone to pray for the UFC legend.

“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 wrote on FaceBook about Mark Coleman.

Mark Coleman is the inaugural UFC heavyweight champion and was inducted into the Hall of Fame at UFC 82 in 2008. Coleman went 16-10 in MMA and holds notable wins over Don Frye, Dan Severn, and Stephan Bonnar among others.

A GoFundMe for Mark Coleman has been started here.

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