UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman to compete in celebrity boxing bout despite being 58

The harsh truth surrounding the UFC’s inadequate pay structure has cast a shadow over the beloved stars who have played a significant role in shaping the sport.

These icons, despite their immense contributions, find themselves grappling with the debilitating aftermath of their fame, often without substantial rewards. The latest UFC legend to be entangled in this unfortunate predicament is none other than UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman, who, at 58 years old and following a period of physical decline, has embarked on a new endeavor in the realm of boxing.


Coleman called out the viral influencer Liver King to a match up a awhile ago saying:

Mark Coleman’s boxing debut is scheduled to take place on October 14, 2023, at a yet-to-be-determined venue. The promotion is actively seeking a suitable celebrity opponent who will engage in a three-round bout consisting of two-minute rounds. Fans will have the opportunity to witness this unique event through the broadcast on Fite TV.

Despite his age and recent physical setbacks, Coleman remains determined to explore new avenues in combat sports.

In a recent development, Coleman briefly considered venturing into slap competition, contemplating a match against his fellow former UFC titlist, Tim Sylvia. However, the proposal was swiftly rejected by Sylvia, prompting Coleman’s decision to pursue the boxing ring.

It has been over a decade since Coleman last stepped into the professional mixed martial arts (MMA) realm, with his final appearance occurring at UFC 109 in February 2010. That night, he faced off against fellow UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture in a historic clash between two legends.

Unfortunately, Coleman fell short, succumbing to a second-round submission. Prior to that, Coleman’s last victory took place a year earlier when he defeated Stephan Bonnar by unanimous decision. Bonnar tragically lost his life earlier last year.

Despite retiring from active competition, Coleman has maintained his involvement in the MMA community. Notably, the esteemed wrestler has taken on the role of cornering and coaching veteran UFC Welterweight Matt Brown, showcasing his enduring passion for the sport.