Mark Coleman fought Fedor twice in Pride, both times he was victim to one of those impossible armbars Fedor throws down on people like meter maids throw down overly expensive tickets to double parked cars. When we asked Phil Baroni about the infamous Team Hammerhouse that we so often heard in Pride FC interviews, it was somewhat of a depressing response.
There’s no gym Hammerhouse. There’s no gym in Ohio. There’s no–you know Coleman’s out here in Vegas training me. He’s staying at the Palace Station. There’s no team. I never went to train with Team Hammerhouse. It’s just [expletive]. Coleman’s just a good marketer. He’s telling me he wants to open up a Hammerhouse gym in Ohio. He’d like to do that some day. It was just a bunch of guys fighting under a flag you know what I mean? They didn’t train together. I never really trained with Coleman. He’s way too big. He would corner me and we’d have conversations on the phone. It’s not a gym. It was something in Japan that they marketed. They just made the team more than what it is. There is no Hammerhouse.Hammerhouse is a punching bag on Coleman’s porch. I’ve seen pictures of it. It’s just an old punching bag. I’ve never even been to Coleman’s house.
You could make a Lifetime mini-series out of that response.
Now according to a statement made by The Hammer on his Facebook, Mark Coleman will undergo a total hip replacement next Monday, which will make the end of his MMA career.
Total Hip replacement next Monday.ouch the hammer is done fighting.i know been done. Just looking for some prayors. i thank everyone who will help me get through this.hav to pay to play sometimes. only regret is could hav worked harder.love you all live your dream.
We hope Mark Coleman the best in his recovery and a massive thank you for all the years of entertainment you have provided the sport. You deserve the very best of what life has to offer.