Save The Hammer
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.
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
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.
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.
I'm so sorry I do not even have $5 but I want to send my BEST wishes. You're a hero of mine, we love you. And I agree with many posters, UFC needs to step up. Sorry my FB was hacked...my real name is Lindsay Burns. MUCH LOVE!!!!
Thank you mark for all the great memories you are mma king
Thank you for all of the years of memories Mark, heal up and lets get this right!
You should come to Private Clinics in Finland to have this operation. I just had my bad knee fixed that I dislocated in Muay Thai training and cost me around 3500€ (That is about 4000$) 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.
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
The ufc should cover all the costs wtf
Hope for the best, for Mr. Coleman. Enjoyed his entire career. Sports are so tough on the body.
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
Força guerreiro sou um grande fã seu vai dar tudo certo orando por você.
Spam Dana Whites Twitter with this.
Would be nice if Dana and the UFC donated some money to a UFC HOFer. Dana blows $100K on blackjack every night.
God speed brother. Praying for your recovery. Thank you for soo many good memories.
Watching and enjoying your fights all these years figured this is the least I can do .....O-H-I-O Hammer.
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.
... 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.
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!
Godspeed Mark !
get well soon hammer