Mark Coleman PRIDE trophy and giant paycheck for sale on Ebay

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Want to win a PRIDE grand prix trophy, but not get your teeth knocked out in the process? You're in luck!

Let's start the bidding at $24,500.

The popularity boom of mixed martial arts (MMA) in recent years has made some of the top names in combat sports very wealthy men. Heck, even Josh Koscheck has his own airplane. But the guys who helped pave the way for today's Octagon elite, like retired Hall-of-Famer Mark Coleman, were not as fortunate.

That's why one of his longtime sponsors had to pay for a new hip.

But that doesn't diminish what the "Godfather of ground-and-pound" did as a fighter, which includes his tournament win at the 2000 PRIDE Fighting Championship Open Weight Grand Prix. The prize, aside from international bragging rights, was a giant trophy and fat paycheck.

Not they too can be yours, and you don't have to fight him for it.

"The Hammer" put those items up for sale on Ebay (via Middle Easy) to raise some capital, or perhaps to make room for something else, since a trophy of that size can take up a lot of closet space.

Coleman (16-10) finished his career in the same place it began, inside the Octagon, losing by way of submission to fellow elder statesman Randy Couture at UFC 109 back in early 2010. The former Olympic wrestler holds wins over Mauricio Rua, Stephan Bonnar and Igor Vovchanchyn, just to name a few.

You can see him on FOX Sports 1 in just a few weeks to help kick off The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19, where he serves as wrestling coach for coach B.J. Penn (details).

In the meantime, his trophy is up for sale ... who's buying?

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