The UFC appears to have found the latest member of their Hall of Fame and it’s a good choice in my opinion. According to reports, Pat Miletich is scheduled to be the 12th entrant in the club that honors fighters and officials who made large contributions to the sport of mixed martial arts.
Although the news hasn’t been confirmed by UFC officials, I think Miletich would make a great addition to the Hall of Fame whether he gets inducted this year or in the future.
Miletich went 29-7-2 in his career. He was the first UFC Welterweight champion and had four successful title defenses. He was also the a former tournament champion.
Miletich’s contributions to MMA aren’t limited to just fighting. He operates one one of the most successful gyms in the sport and has trained several world champions, including Jens Pulver, Tim Sylvia and Barb Honchak. One of my his most successful student, Matt Hughes, was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame back in 2010.
In addition to fighting and training, Miletich has spent the past five years as a commentator and does a pretty good job. He currently calls fights for AXS TV Fights and ESPN MMA Live.
Reports state tht Miletich’s induction is set to take place during next weekend’s UFC Fight Expo, which has become the stage for fighters to receive induction in the Hall of Fame. In 2013, Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar were both inducted into the hall. A year before it was Tito Ortiz.
If Miletich does get inducted this year it would be a great feather in the hat of what has been a stellar career. If not, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before we him in the hall.
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