Their theory? Miletich is one the schedule for the UFC’s fan expo next week in Las Vegas. Do you know what else is also on the schedule? Pat Miletich’s UFC Hall of Fame induction ceremony. So I guess we shouldn’t call it a rumor so much as it’s either fact or one of the UFC’s web design interns made a huge mistake.
If true, this would be a tremendous boon for the UFC’s Hall of Fame–which is currently little more than Dana White‘s equivalent of a Myspace Top 8 (yes, a Myspace reference). Inducting Miletich–the first-ever UFC welterweight champ and one of the most notable coaches of his day with Miletich Fighting Systems–into the UFC Hall of Fame would bestow some much-needed legitimacy on the institution after White promised to induct the likes of Bobby Southworth and Jason Thacker earlier this month.
And by the way, is it a coincidence that the day CagePotato publishes the 95 Theses of MMA (one of which decries leaving legitimate legends out of the UFC) is the same day we find out about the UFC’s conciliatory nature towards Miletich? We don’t think so…
If/when Miletich is inducted, we’ll be sure to brief you with the details.