UFC Hall-of-Famer Pat Miletich is making his comeback to the MMA world at the age of 55. Miletich is set to face off against octagon veteran Mike Jackson in a match that revolves around “skill, age, and ideology.”
Scheduled to take place on October 24 under the Caged Aggression banner, the bout is expected to unfold at 175 lbs. The exciting event will be held at RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa, as part of a thrilling two-night weekend event.
The promotion’s owner Mike Goodwin has confirmed that the match has been fully sanctioned. However, the official approval from the Iowa Athletic Commission is yet to be verified.
Throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, Pat Miletich dominated the UFC’s welterweight division. His legacy in the sport is undeniable, and he last competed under the UFC promotion in 2002.
After his active combat sports career, he transitioned into a highly successful coaching role. He guided notable UFC champions such as Robbie Lawler, Matt Hughes, and Jens Pulver.
After going 1-2, Mike Jackson was dropped from the promotion earlier this year. Most people are familiar with him from a match with CM Punk that was declared a no-contest when Jackson tested positive for PEDs.
Interestingly, Pat Miletich had once cornered Mike Jackson for his bout against CM Punk back in 2018. However, it appears that their relationship took a sour turn due to ideological differences.
Miletich’s participation in the January 6, 2021 Capitol protest led to his release from an analyst position at LFA. Since then, the duo has engaged in heated exchanges and verbal sparring.
In a candid interview, Jackson didn’t hold back his thoughts on Miletich: “I’ve got people like Pat Miletich, this f*cking N*zi piece of sh*t, he’s texting me talking about, ‘This old man will f*ck you up, blah, blah, blah.’ And he’s talking about boxing, kickboxing and MMA.”
“I was like, ‘Pat Miletich, please, let’s kickbox, dude.’ ‘Cause I don’t want the motherf*cker to hold me and sh*t in MMA. I don’t want to deal with all that, even though I still [know] I could wash Miletich in MMA. I want to kickbox him so bad. It’s really because he’s just talking sh*t for no reason.”