Save the Hammer – Fundraiser to help Mark ‘the Hammer’ Coleman
A new crowdfunding campaign has been set up by former UFC heavyweight Wes Sims to help fund a much needed surgery for UFC Hall of Famer, Mark Coleman.
According to the info Sims posted on the GoFundMe page:
“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 hospital where a doctor checked him out and had to stay for four days on antibiotics, when released he went to see 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 end, and 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 and thank you dearly! God Bless!”
So far nearly $6000 of the $20,000 asked for has been raised and the campaign has only been active for 22 hours. You can contribute here: http://www.gofundme.com/SaveTheHammer