UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich on Building Success: “You’ve Just Got to Keep Going”
By FCF Staff
After putting together a storied career, and helping build some of MMA’s biggest stars, Pat Miletich was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame this weekend. The accomplished fighter and coach joined the likes of MMA legends like Royce Gracie, Randy Couture, and Mark Coleman among others.
While discussing his career with UFC.com, here is some of what the 48 year-old Miletich had to say about developing a path to success:
“If you’re not willing to make your training harder than your fight ever could be, then you’re not going to end up at the top,” said Miletich. “There’s a lot of times in my training when I’m ready to puke, and I’m ready to walk right out of the room, but you’ve just got to keep going. I think that makes a difference, so you don’t mentally fold.”
“Even before I won a UFC title I wanted to train people and get people as good as possible as fast as possible,” Miletich added later in the interview. “One, so I’d have good workout partners, and two, because I knew that I wouldn’t fight forever and I wanted to develop my coaching skills.”
Miletich retired from pro MMA several years ago, having put together a 29-7-2 record.
The Bettendorf resident was the first man to win what is now known as the UFC Welterweight Championship.