UFC Sending Real-Life Hero Mark Coleman To UFC 300 In A Class Act Move

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The UFC has invited former champion Mark Coleman and his daughters to UFC 300 to pay tribute to his heroic act of saving his parents from a house fire.

Mark Coleman received tons of praise for risking his own life to save his parents when their Fremont, Ohio home burned in a deadly fire. But the UFC is taking it further by bringing one of its former champions and a real-life hero to its biggest event of the year.

In a social media post, ‘The Hammer’ revealed that the UFC has invited him and his daughters to be at the UFC’s upcoming centennial event – UFC 300, which will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Coleman said that he is most excited to see the BMF ( Baddest MF ) title fight between Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway. Perhaps the excitement stems from Holloway recently asking the UFC to let Coleman put the symbolic BMF championship belt around the waist of the winner.

“I mean the only correct answer is Mark Coleman, man,” Holloway told MMA Junkie when asked who would he like to put the belt around his waist. “Especially with what he went through recently with his dog and his dog waking up and his dog waking him up to go save his stuff and he go in there and run for his dog. Guy’s a G, bro. That’s a real-life BMF so that’s the only right answer, man. I think they used him in that little promo video too right? Facing off with ‘DC’ right? Yeah. So maybe that’s a hint, maybe he comes. It would be sick if he did, it would be an honor to get him to do it.”

The BMF championship is an unofficial championship created by the UFC. The symbolic title was first introduced during the UFC’s 500th event at UFC 244 at Madison Square Garden with two of its ‘baddest’ fighters Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz disputing the mythical title.

Masvidal became the first BMF champion when he stopped Diaz inside three rounds. The second BMF title fight happened when Gaethje faced Dustin Poirier at UFC 291. Gaethje knocked out Poirier in round two with a vicious head kick.

It’s unclear if the UFC has agreed to let Coleman do the honor of wrapping the belt around the waist of the winner of the UFC 300 BMF title fight. Regardless, he is a true hero and a real BMF.