Smack. My. Head. As it turns out, The Hammer, Mark Coleman had the opportunity to act alongside Academy Award Winner Russell Crowe and just totally blew it off. Why? Because he was ‘Kind of busy’ at the time. We all live life with small regrets, but this one is a biggie. The movie turned out to be ‘Gladiator’.
Apparently, UFC ring announcer, Bruce Buffer, hit up Mr Coleman and let him know that an opportunity would be coming up to read for a part in a movie. At that time, Coleman was fighting in Japan for Pride and was about to rattle off 6-consecutive wins in a sort of career resurgence.
Coleman won the Pride Grand Prix in 2000, so it wasn’t like he was just sitting around doing nothing. However, 18 years later and looking in retrospect, the Hammer realizes he may have possibly kind of potentially blew it.
Yes Sir @brucebuffer many yrs ago u called me and asked if I wanted to read a few lines for this movie that is coming up . 1998 ish . I said IDK kind of busy. U said ok. WTF the Movie was “The Gladiator” riding a horse next to Russell Crow! Dang Bruce!😢⚒ https://t.co/12xBU9IvXI
— Mark Coleman (@HammerHouseMMA) November 30, 2018