It was on this date seven years ago that Mark Coleman defeated Allan Goes via TKO at PRIDE 13. The win was Coleman’s sixth in a row but it kicked off a rough four fight stretch in which he lost three of his next four bouts. Although consider the fact that those defeats came at the hands of Fedor, Big Nog and Mirko and then it doesn’t sound as bad.
Coleman ended Goes in quite the original fashion in this one – from his knees but the highlight had to have been how Goes had no idea the fight was over and kept on chugging away long after the ref called for the bell.
Of course, for our MMA newbies out there, you can see Mark Coleman V. 2.0 (or is it 3.0?) this August when he faces Brock Lesnar at UFC 87. Can’t wait for that one…
And, by the way, the above photo is not from the Goes fight but rather from 10/21/06 when Coleman lost again to that Fedor character. Seeing his daughters react to the sight of their beaten father was one of the strangest/scariest/touching moments I have ever seen in combat sports.