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Mark Coleman Licensed For UFC 100 Matchup

Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman

UFC hall of famer Mark Coleman has been cleared by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his UFC 100 preliminary fight against Stephan Bonnar.

Coleman’s extended layoff, 3-5 record in his last eight contests, and third-round gassing in a TKO loss to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in January promoted the NSAC to issue the UFC light heavyweight a one-fight license, as opposed to a typical one year license, for his UFC 100 matchup.

MMA Junkie caught up with NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer, who addressed the commission’s concerns and Coleman’s plan for putting on a better performance against Bonnar:

“Obviously with his age and his inactivity and the fact that he’s lost four of his past six bouts, there was definitely a concern. [The NSAC] asked, ‘What’s your plan for this fight?’ And to his credit, he owned up and said, ‘Look, I need to train harder and be in better shape. ‘My plan is I’m moving to Las Vegas this weekend and I have offers to train with Frank Mir’s group. I have offers to train with Wanderlei Silva’s group. I have offer to train with Randy Couture’s group. I definitely plan on taking advantage of that, and I plan to be here from this upcoming weekend through the fight. I’ll be Las Vegas, and I’ll be training constantly here with one or more of those groups.'”

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