(Updated) Pat Miletich Announces LFA Has Fired Him, After Attending Capitol Protests
By FCF Staff
After attending January 6th protests in Washington D.C., UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich has announced he’s been let go by the Legacy Fighting Alliance.
Miletich made the announcement via an Instagram post, which has seen been deleted.
According to a report from MMA Junkie, here is some of what Miletich had to say in the post.
“I just got a call from the folks at the LFA, and they informed me that they were getting a lot of pressure because I was at the Capitol, and I want you guys to know that the people who I walked with at the Capitol, none of them that I know of were involved in any of the violence.”
“The LFA was getting a lot of pressure, and they felt they needed to distance themselves from me,” he later added. “I understand their position.”
Five people reportedly died as a result of the ensuing, violent storming of the U.S. Capitol building, including a police officer.
Update: in a follow-up statement to MMA Junkie, LFA President Ed Soares communicated the following:
“First and foremost, the LFA supports the participation of the constitutional right to peaceful protest. During preparations for the 2021 debut broadcast, it was brought to the LFA’s attention that photos of questionable nature surfaced on various social media outlets involving fight analyst Pat Miletich. While the LFA continues to investigate the situation, the decision was made to remove Mr. Miletich from broadcast duties for this Friday’s LFA 97 event.”