Save The Hammer

$51,048 of $100k goal

Raised by 1,420 people in 17 months





My name is Wes "A Whole Show" Sims. I am Mark Coleman's best friend and student of the game.

First UFC Heavyweight Champion Hall of Famer and "The God Father of Ground and Pound" Mark "The Hammer" Coleman's retirement from the sport he loved and gave us so many memories has not been very kind to him as of yet.  Mark had a hip replacement in 2013, and after surgery was named Wrestling Coach for Team Penn on Season 19 The Ultimate Fighter.  After filming and returning home his hip popped out several times and pain began on the other side. He has struggled and lived with the pain for well over a year and became sick a couple weeks ago. He was taken to the hospital where a doctor checked him out. He had to stay for four days on antibiotics. When released, he went to see the hip doctor again and scheduled to have surgery on March 9th, only to discover while open on operating table, he was full of infection and very close to being septic and lucky to have caught this! He is currently hospitalized with a plastic hip until full surgery can be perofrmed in April. Mark currently has no income. His insurance is about to expire, but we are currently looking into disability. I am looking to raise funds to help his cost of living, doctor bills, medication, and make up what he will lose in the next few months in appearances he will miss.  Anything will help nd thank you dearly! God Bless!


The funds raised are going to go to paying hospital bills, procedures, rehab, medicine, and any other medical needs Coleman may require. 

Mark Coleman @ FaceBook

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Update 13
28 days ago
Wanted to update and inform everyone that Mark truly appreciates every single person who donated or posted a comment on wall to be seen. Life has been a struggle his replacement hip hasn't caused any more problems, but other side has been bothering and lower back. Doctors told him eventually the other will need replaced as well. The UFC has been very good to him by bringing him out at 200 and inducting to Fight Wing of Hall of Fame. Ceremony can be viewed on UFC Fight Pass.
Unlike many of the veterans of MMA Mark's fighting career is over, I hope to hit the Target with GoFundMe to help him cover future medical expenses, past bills and give him a sigh of relief. Any donation over $50 please PM me your name and address so I can send a shirt, signed picture or piece of MMA memorabilia. Thank again! Wes Sims Hammer House 4-Life
UFC 200 Hall of Fame Induction
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Update 12
16 months ago
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New hip, going to be tough but nothing will keep the hammer (the antidote-UG) down!
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Update 11
16 months ago
Mark has been under the care of an Infectious Disease Physician for the last two months and has been treated with an IV antibiotic three times a day per the Physicians orders. The doctor has been evaluating Marks infection levels on a weekly basis thru blood draw labs in hopes to control the massive infection he had in his body with the IV antibiotics. Finally after distributing 126 treatments of IV antibiotics, the Infectious Disease Physician has determined that Mark’s infection has been stabilized enough to give the ok to perform Mark’s next surgery to remove his spacer and put a new hip in. Prior to the operation they opened Mark up and sent a tissue sample to the Lab to ensure the bacteria has indeed stopped growing. The results were successful as the bacteria has stopped growing at this time, so they were able to perform the operation. Going into this Mark was a nervous wreck because of the rush the doctors have had to put on this operation due to Marks insurance ceasing on May 1, 2015. Mark will continue to have these concerns as he undergoes extensive rehab for the next several months. The doctors have reiterated to us that just because the infection has been stabilized does not necessarily mean the infection is gone and will not give him more problems later in the healing process. Unfortunately only time will tell. In the meantime they have determined that it will be necessary for Mark to continue his IV antibiotics when he is released to go home. He will continue to receive the treatment three times a day for an undetermined amount of time. Mark will also continue his home care nurse and home care therapy for the next several months. Mark has been blessed with your prayers, kindness, love, support and donations. They are more than needed at this time to help Mark in this time of need since he is unable to work and will be without medical insurance in just a few days.
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Update 10
16 months ago
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Today Mark underwent Hip Surgery. Doctor took out plastic put more hardware, larger ball, and cleaned well. He is still being monitored so infection doesn't come back and has a tough fight ahead. Facing possible back surgery and other hip eventually once this is healed. Thanks to everyone who has shown their support! He loves you all!
Before surgery!
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Rick Hogan
28 days ago

Super good news that Mark is over halfway to goal. I donated$100 at the beginning of campaign. I will donate more if you send me a shirt.

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Brian Moore
14 months ago

Wishing you the best. We at Legends of the Cage are pushing to raise awareness. You are a true ufc legend and hero . Heres to a speedy recovery and cant wait for you to join us . Tons of fans are excited about the idea of meeting the champ.

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Fook Yew
16 months ago

I'm so sorry I do not even have $5 but I want to send my BEST wishes. You're a hero of mine, we love you. And I agree with many posters, UFC needs to step up. Sorry my FB was hacked...my real name is Lindsay Burns. MUCH LOVE!!!!

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Brian Moore
16 months ago

Thank you mark for all the great memories you are mma king

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Lubmma Lubmma
16 months ago

Thank you for all of the years of memories Mark, heal up and lets get this right!

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Nico Giansanti
17 months ago

You should come to Private Clinics in Finland to have this operation. I just had my bad knee fixed that I dislocated in Muay Thai training and cost me around 3500€ (That is about 4000$) by like on of the best orthopedic surgeons in Finland. This included all the drugs and care. 100,000$ to fix in USA? USA is crazy. I think for about 10-20k $ you can have whole operation done, 5 star hotel for 3+ months (You + family) and physiotherapy sessions in Finland. Just saying, there is more to world than overpriced American healthcare :) Good luck, donating some money! Long live the Legend.

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Khang Boy
17 months ago

its bullshit that the ufc didn't help him out ,I'm sure ufc can get him the best doctors... mark coleman deserves it if ufc don't come to his aid there a bunch of phoney fucks

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Andrew Franklin
17 months ago

The ufc should cover all the costs wtf

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Gregg Cerenzio
17 months ago

Hope for the best, for Mr. Coleman. Enjoyed his entire career. Sports are so tough on the body.

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Gernot Kramper
17 months ago

Wish you all the best. Don t know anything about you und your sports My shame of course. Saw the denoation as Fedor Emelianenko post it at FB. Hope all together we can help a good guy

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Ronaldo Luiz
17 months ago

Força guerreiro sou um grande fã seu vai dar tudo certo orando por você.

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Chris Ferguson
17 months ago

Spam Dana Whites Twitter with this.

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Lj Lam
17 months ago

Would be nice if Dana and the UFC donated some money to a UFC HOFer. Dana blows $100K on blackjack every night.

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Marc Dugan
17 months ago

God speed brother. Praying for your recovery. Thank you for soo many good memories.

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Patrick Caraway
17 months ago

Watching and enjoying your fights all these years figured this is the least I can do .....O-H-I-O Hammer.

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Joshuah David
17 months ago

Wes your a cool dude bro. I remember his comments about you from back in the day. He really believed in you. Now your paying that forward with this. Hats off to you.

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Ken Pavia
17 months ago

... says the guy who didn't donate. Actually when I contributed his total was like 12,999 and my ADD kicked in and I wanted him to have a round number, not completely understanding how this works. All the best Hammer, lets talk about getting Hammer House t-shirts out when yo get better.

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James Scott
17 months ago

Pretty slimy of Pavia to bump his donation up by $1 to $201 just to get higher on the list than the $200ers and get his name out there! Well done to all the anonymous donors - all the best Mark!

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Charles Dietz Sr.
17 months ago

Godspeed Mark !

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Gerit Scheer
17 months ago

get well soon hammer

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$51,048 of $100k goal

Raised by 1,420 people in 17 months
Created March 10, 2015
BP
$51
Brian Paige
25 days ago

Hey Mark! Always a pleasure helping out a great champ like you. Feel better, champ!

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DR
$25
Dario Ricca
27 days ago

It's great the original Hammer is doing better, hopefully Dana and Fertittas who's just cached in big will contribute properly to this, it's the right thing to do for a true legend and 2-time Hall Of Famer.

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IR
$55
ian rupert
27 days ago
DG
$10
Danny Graves
28 days ago

Where is the ufc. Dana White get your shit together.

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DW
$51
Dion White
28 days ago
FC
$51
Francis Cruz
28 days ago
AF
$75
Aaron Foster
28 days ago
DG
$10
Darryl Gerndt
28 days ago

God bless

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$10
Jared Murphy
1 month ago
CG
$20
Craig Gee
1 month ago
Rick Hogan
28 days ago

Super good news that Mark is over halfway to goal. I donated$100 at the beginning of campaign. I will donate more if you send me a shirt.

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Brian Moore
14 months ago

Wishing you the best. We at Legends of the Cage are pushing to raise awareness. You are a true ufc legend and hero . Heres to a speedy recovery and cant wait for you to join us . Tons of fans are excited about the idea of meeting the champ.

+ Read More
Fook Yew
16 months ago

I'm so sorry I do not even have $5 but I want to send my BEST wishes. You're a hero of mine, we love you. And I agree with many posters, UFC needs to step up. Sorry my FB was hacked...my real name is Lindsay Burns. MUCH LOVE!!!!

+ Read More
Brian Moore
16 months ago

Thank you mark for all the great memories you are mma king

+ Read More
Lubmma Lubmma
16 months ago

Thank you for all of the years of memories Mark, heal up and lets get this right!

+ Read More
Nico Giansanti
17 months ago

You should come to Private Clinics in Finland to have this operation. I just had my bad knee fixed that I dislocated in Muay Thai training and cost me around 3500€ (That is about 4000$) by like on of the best orthopedic surgeons in Finland. This included all the drugs and care. 100,000$ to fix in USA? USA is crazy. I think for about 10-20k $ you can have whole operation done, 5 star hotel for 3+ months (You + family) and physiotherapy sessions in Finland. Just saying, there is more to world than overpriced American healthcare :) Good luck, donating some money! Long live the Legend.

+ Read More
Khang Boy
17 months ago

its bullshit that the ufc didn't help him out ,I'm sure ufc can get him the best doctors... mark coleman deserves it if ufc don't come to his aid there a bunch of phoney fucks

+ Read More
Andrew Franklin
17 months ago

The ufc should cover all the costs wtf

+ Read More
Gregg Cerenzio
17 months ago

Hope for the best, for Mr. Coleman. Enjoyed his entire career. Sports are so tough on the body.

+ Read More
Gernot Kramper
17 months ago

Wish you all the best. Don t know anything about you und your sports My shame of course. Saw the denoation as Fedor Emelianenko post it at FB. Hope all together we can help a good guy

+ Read More
Ronaldo Luiz
17 months ago

Força guerreiro sou um grande fã seu vai dar tudo certo orando por você.

+ Read More
Chris Ferguson
17 months ago

Spam Dana Whites Twitter with this.

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Lj Lam
17 months ago

Would be nice if Dana and the UFC donated some money to a UFC HOFer. Dana blows $100K on blackjack every night.

+ Read More
Marc Dugan
17 months ago

God speed brother. Praying for your recovery. Thank you for soo many good memories.

+ Read More
Patrick Caraway
17 months ago

Watching and enjoying your fights all these years figured this is the least I can do .....O-H-I-O Hammer.

+ Read More
Joshuah David
17 months ago

Wes your a cool dude bro. I remember his comments about you from back in the day. He really believed in you. Now your paying that forward with this. Hats off to you.

+ Read More
Ken Pavia
17 months ago

... says the guy who didn't donate. Actually when I contributed his total was like 12,999 and my ADD kicked in and I wanted him to have a round number, not completely understanding how this works. All the best Hammer, lets talk about getting Hammer House t-shirts out when yo get better.

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James Scott
17 months ago

Pretty slimy of Pavia to bump his donation up by $1 to $201 just to get higher on the list than the $200ers and get his name out there! Well done to all the anonymous donors - all the best Mark!

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Charles Dietz Sr.
17 months ago

Godspeed Mark !

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Gerit Scheer
17 months ago

get well soon hammer

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