Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  By By Damon Martin  |  Last updated 10/12/13
UFC Hall Of Famer Mark Coleman was shocked and honored to get a call from BJ Penn asking him to be his wrestling coach on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter , and he's excited to give back to the next crop of fighters hoping to achieve their dreams. Mark Coleman is a legend of the UFC Octagon for a myriad of accomplishments including being the first ever heavyweight champion, and he was honored as a UFC Hall Of Fame inductee in 2008. The man who is known as "The Godfather of Ground and Pound" competed in the UFC on and off for more than 14 years before he finally retired from competition in early 2013. Now the former Ohio State wrestler and MMA legend will return home to the UFC as part of BJ Penn's coaching staff for the 19th season of The Ultimate Fighter when he goes up against Frankie Edgar in the next incarnation of the show . "Me and BJ Penn have been friends since the beginning of this thing, and I consider him a great friend. Hopefully he respects my ability to coac...
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