Video: UFC legend Mark Coleman returns to gym less than a week after nearly dying in house fire

UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman’s recovery from near death is trending up.

Just last week, Coleman was incapacitated and connected to a breathing tube caused by smoke inhalation while rescuing his parents from their burning home in Freemont, Ohio. Six days later on Monday, Coleman returned to Matt Brown’s Immortal Martial Arts Center on his own power as seen in a video posted on Brown’s Instagram page.

Two days after he was readmitted to the hospital for pneumonia, Coleman physically appeared well and also in good spirits after delivering a one-liner for the camera.

“Never left,” Coleman said. “… Well, for a second.”

Coleman, 59, was airlifted to a nearby hospital after his heroics in the house fire. He was sedated and intubated, and a GoFundMe was launched to assist with his medical bills.

For two days, Coleman lay in a hospital bed “battling for his life” while doctors worked to clear his lungs. Last Thursday, a video of Coleman alert and speaking in the hospital was posted on social media. An emotional Coleman called himself “the happiest man in the world” as he embraced his daughters.

In video on his own Instagram page, Coleman expressed appreciation to all of his fans and followers who sent well wishes and prayed for his recovery.

“I’m not totally sure how I was able to go back in and out four separate times and still be here today able to tell you about it,” Coleman said. “It truly is a miracle, and it’s in His hands for me to move forward.”

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie