PRE-PRIDE 26 INTERVIEWS
06/07/2003
Mark Coleman

Pride Fighting Championships: What are you weighing for this fight?
Mark Coleman: I don't know. I think I weight about...well, it depends on how much eat today and tomorrow.
Pride: Approximately.
Coleman: 238. That's a wrestler's answer. "I don't know for sure. 238.
Pride: How much did you weigh last time?
Coleman: 228 at the Grand Prix.
Pride: How do you feel, injury wise?
Coleman: About 38 years old. I'm not going to talk about injuries now, maybe after the fight.
Pride: Are you in the same shape as you were for the Grand Prix?
Coleman: I don't think so. I'm going to try to get rid of some of the ring rust during the fight. I expect a little bit of ring rust.
Pride: Well, with a guy like Don who respects what you bring, he's not going to just run out there like he did with Takayama. How do you expect the fight to unfold?
Coleman: You know, I'm really not sure. Like I said I'm kind of waiting to see myself. I'm probably going to fight based upon the way he fights. I'm still looking to take him to the ground. Ground and pound or look for a submission hold. I want to do this one and get back on the right track.
Pride: Who's been your chief trainer?
Coleman: I've been training myself and I went to West Virginia to get away from all the distractions in Columbus. I trained with an old partner of mine, Brandon Lee.