It appears as if either Mark Coleman needs some money or just wants to clean up around his house.
Coleman, the first-ever UFC heavyweight champion, has placed his PRIDE Grand Pride 2000 trophy up for auction on Ebay.
The starting price for the piece of history is $24,500 and includes free shipping. So far, there have been zero bids placed on the item.
Coleman defeated Igor Vovchanchyn in the finals via submission to score the tourney crown and $200,000 check that went with it. The field also included Mark Kerr, Royce Gracie and Gary Goodridge – all quarterfinal round losers.
Here’s what Coleman wrote in the description box for the item:
THIS IS THE HOLY GRAIL OF MMA MEMORABILIA! PRIDE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 2000 GRAND PRIX FINALS TROPHY AND CHECK. THE 2000 GP WAS THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS TOURNAMENT IN MMA HISTORY AND WILL FOREVER STAY THAT WAY. THIS TOURNAMENT HAD ALL THE TOP FIGHTERS IN THE WORLD INVOLVED. MARK COLEMAN IS A LIVING LEGEND AND A MEMBER OF THE UFC HALL OF FAME AND IS THE FIRST UFC HEAVY WEIGHT CHAMPION AND THE LAST UFC TOURNAMENT CHAMPION. COLEMAN WON UFC 10, 11 and 12 AND ALSO BECAME THE #1 FIGHTER IN THE WORLD BY WINNING THE GRAND PRIX 2000. THIS IS FOR THE SERIOUS COLLECTOR. THE TROPHY IS WELL OVER 5FT TALL AND THE CHECK IS WELL OVER 6 FT LONG. THIS IS A MUSUEM WORTHY CENTERPIECE AND IS SURELY THE TOP COLLECTABLE IN ANY PRIVATE COLLECTION IN THE WORLD!!!! IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!! THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE TO OWN A FUTURE MMA MUSUEM CENTERPIECE…I WILL SHIP THIS TO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. ALL BIDDERS WELCOME.