Legendary Croatian-America MMA fighter Pat Miletich will come out of retirement later this year for one more fight.
Miletich, who was known as ‘The Croatian Sensation’ during his fighting career and had his last professional fight back in 2008, is set to fight again in October.
The UFC Hall of Famer and former champion, who is now 55, will take on 38-year-old former UFC fighter Mike Jackson in a fully sanctioned pro MMA grudge match organized by Caged Aggression MMA, the premier MMA organization in the Midwest.
The grudge came after Jackson wrote an article which led to Miletich losing his job as a commentator for the Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA).
“I might be fighting Mike Jackson in October in Davenport, Iowa in October. He is the guy that wrote the article, the lies. He is a very left-leaning individual who wrote lies about me being in Washington D.C. on January 6th and said that I supported white supremacy and domestic terrorism and I lost my broadcasting job because of it. He wrote straight out lies, Miletich told the All Things Croatia podcast where he was the latest guest.
Miletich says he will fight one more time and is convinced he will teach his opponent a lesson in October.
“I know this sounds kinda crazy but in my mid-50s I actually feel really good. I don’t have any aches and pains for the most part, I can still run 10 miles, get it done no problem,” he added.
On the podcast, Miletich also talks more in detail about his Croatian heritage, including the story of how his infamous nickname.
He also explains why he had so much success as a trainer and coach after retirement and reveals what other projects he’s currently working on. Watch the interview below.