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April 23, 2014

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To calm the tears and fears of his daughters, Mark Coleman repeats over and over that "Daddy's OK. Daddy's OK," after being defeated by Fedor Emelianenko in the second round of their heavyweight bout at Pride Fighting Championships first U.S. event, "The Real Deal," at the Thomas & Mack Center. When his repeated reassurance that "Daddy's OK, it's all over. It's all over. Daddy's OK. Let's go have some fun now," failed to completely calm the girls, Coleman took them to center ring and introduced them to the man who turned his face into a bloody pulp. Then, after a minute or two of talk, Coleman playfully tagged the Russian champion with light tap to the chin and then raised his arms in victory.

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To calm the tears and fears of his daughters, Mark Coleman repeats over and over that "Daddy's OK. Daddy's OK," after being defeated by Fedor Emelianenko in the second round of their heavyweight bout at Pride Fighting Championships first U.S. event, "The Real Deal," at the Thomas & Mack Center. When his repeated reassurance that "Daddy's OK, it's all over. It's all over. Daddy's OK. Let's go have some fun now," failed to completely calm the girls, Coleman took them to center ring and introduced them to the man who turned his face into a bloody pulp. Then, after a minute or two of talk, Coleman playfully tagged the Russian champion with light tap to the chin and then raised his arms in victory.