Manager reports that former UFC fighter Mark Coleman was admitted to the hospital after saving his parents from a house fire

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Although the fighter was in intensive care in an induced coma, manager Michael DiSabato stated that the fighter’s family still has hope that he will recover.

According to his manager, retired UFC fighter Mark Coleman was in urgent care following the rescue of his parents from a Toledo, Ohio, house fire early on Tuesday. Coleman was in an induced coma.

Manager Michael DiSabato stated late Tuesday that although Coleman needs immediate medical attention, family members—including his mother, who was saved—think he will survive.

Coleman rescued his father and then his mother from the burning house at 4 a.m., according to DiSabato, who also mentioned that Coleman’s family claimed the fire started in the kitchen. Coleman was awakened by the barking of the family dog, Hammer.

Hammer passed away after Coleman, 59, tried a third time to save him but was unable, he claimed.

Coleman may have fallen inside or outside the house, but it remained unclear. Coleman suffered from smoke inhalation, according to DiSabato, and the roof fell as the first firefighters arrived.

According to DiSabato, he was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Toledo. There were no major injuries to his parents.

Morgan Coleman, his daughter, posted on Instagram that her father was “fighting for his life.”

Late on Tuesday, Connie Foos Coleman, Coleman’s mother, posted on Facebook in an upbeat manner, saying, “I’m going to bed! We are fortunate to be alive. For Mark, may we pray! I’d like to thank all of the firefighters., the EMS, the Red Cross, the Sheriff’s Department, and most importantly, my family. Unable to complete this without you!”

An information request was not immediately answered by fire officials.

DiSabato sent pictures of the house, which was almost destroyed by fire. The home’s remnants were destroyed by fire.

 

When Coleman first appeared in the UFC in 1996, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., referred to the bouts as “human cockfighting.” Coleman was one of the organization’s early breakout stars.

While providing fans with some tools better suited for street fighting, Coleman and his contemporaries, such as Randy Couture, contributed to the professionalization and expansion of the sport.

Over his four years as a fighter for the UFC, Coleman’s record was 16-10-0. In 2000, he became victorious in the Pride Fighting Championships Grand Prix competition, where he competed as well.

Coleman was a talented amateur wrestler who competed in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain and won an NCAA championship at Ohio State in 1988 before deciding to move to mixed martial arts.

Later, he worked for a while in the professionally written wrestling industry.