Mark Coleman: Does the Ground and Pound King Still Have The Juice?
Legendary Mark Coleman earned his nickname "the Hammer" in the octagon as he was the Godfather of ground and pound technique. Mark Coleman is one of the few hall of famer in the UFC who still is active inside the cage.
Mark Coleman is now 45 years old. He stands six feet-one inch tall and weighs 205 pounds. He holds a professional record of 16 wins with 9 defeats.
Mark Coleman is a former NCAA division 1 wrestling champion. After combining it with other forms of wrestling he has considered himself as a freestyle wrestler. Although Coleman is a wrestler he is very deadly with his strikes. His basic strategy is to utilize his wrestling to slam his opponents to the ground then attempt to mount the opponent then start raining his powerful punches: hence the nickname "the Hammer". Mark Coleman is a very lethal striker and is very successful in most of his take-down attempts but the questions remains: at the age of 45 does he still have the juice to fight?
Coleman is set to fight another veteran MMA pound for pound fighter, Randy Couture. Couture and Coleman share something in common as they meet in the cage; their old age. Both fighters are equally talented in their respective discipline of fighting. Now, both at the age of retirement each seeks glory before leaving the industry. Now Coleman is increasing his training especially his cardio to match the stamina of known late rounder Couture.
Mark Coleman attempts to win this fight against couture with a explosive knock-out and to achieve that he must be able to carry-out his game plan of ground and pound. In order for that to happen he must be able to take-down couture or at least hit him with a solid shot to rock him out of balance. If he is able to manage that and capitalize on the situation he will have big chance of winning the bout. Coleman is a known striker with quick and powerful fist that delivers knock-out shots to opponents.
As UFC 109 approaches both sides prepares for what critiques believes as their last match of their MMA career. What we can be sure of is that the fight will be an explosive one with a sure non-disappointing ending.
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