But while the 44-year-old Coleman hasn't fought since losing to Fedor Emelianenko on October 21, 2006, that doesn't mean he's close to retiring. In an interview this week, Coleman told me he's staying in the sport because he loves to compete, he's in great shape heading into the fight, and he expects to keep fighting into 2009 -- perhaps even returning in March to fight in his home town of Columbus and take on Chuck Liddell.
The full interview is below.
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