"Bad Blood" showdown: Pat "The Croation Sensation" Miletich and Mike "The Truth" Jackson set to collide in a highly anticipated and controversial battle of skill, age, and ideology.
Davenport, IA - Caged Aggression MMA, the premier MMA organization in the Midwest, is ecstatic to announce a monumental clash between UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich and UFC veteran Mike Jackson in an event aptly named "Bad Blood", a thrilling 2-night event taking place October 13th & 14th, 2023. The clash, fueled by personal animosity and stark ideological differences, promises to be a fight for the ages, pitting skill against youth, experience against speed, and conservative views against liberally minded agendas.
Pat Miletich, a true pioneer of the sport, has an extraordinary story mirroring the remarkable rise of the Ultimate Fighting Championship from its controversial, back-alley roots to the fastest growing sports enterprise in America.
As a six-time UFC champion and the mastermind behind the most famous MMA training school in MMA history, Miletich Fighting Systems (MFS), Miletich single-handedly transformed a gritty town on the banks of the Mississippi into an unlikely hotbed for his beloved sport. Countless fighters have been shaped into weapons of destruction under his guidance, including recent UFC Hall of Fame inductee and first lightweight champion Jens "Little Evil" Pulver, recent retiree and former UFC champion "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler, 7-time UFC champ and Hall of Fame inductee Matt Hughes, and former UFC heavyweight champion Tim "The Maniac" Sylvia.
The history leading up to this momentous bout is rife with intrigue and controversy. Jackson, with his charismatic and controversial personality, had a brief but impactful career in the UFC. His connection with Pat Miletich came to the forefront when he sought Miletich's guidance and cornering for his highly publicized fight against former professional wrestler CM Punk.
However, the aftermath of that fight took an unexpected turn after Miletich attended the Trump rally in Washington DC on January 6th, 2021, in which Jackson wrote a contentious article accusing Miletich of racism due to his attendance and controversial photos that emerged from this event. The ensuing allegations led to Miletich's departure from Legacy Fighting Championship (LFA) and a purported blacklisting from MMA commentating, fueling Miletich's desire for payback.
In response, Jackson stated "I'll admit, I hate this happened to someone I called a friend, brother, and coach. But there is no gray area when it comes to racism, and the best way to hurt a snow roach is to attack their pocketbook." Miletich vehemently denies the accusations, asserting that he has been unjustly targeted and that his character has been unfairly tarnished. He is now seeking redemption and to restore his standing within the MMA community and views this fight as an opportunity to silence doubters and reclaim his place in the sport that he helped shape.
The upcoming battle between Miletich and Jackson represents more than just a clash of physical prowess; it embodies a clash of ideologies and principles. Miletich, at 57 years old, symbolizes the resilience and determination of an aging warrior, drawing upon a lifetime of experience and honed skills. Jackson, on the other hand, represents youth, speed, and the progressive ideals of the current era. This confrontation between the two fighters encapsulates the broader societal divisions and political conflicts prevalent in today's world.
"We have an intriguing matchup that goes beyond the realm of sports" said Mike Goodwin, promoter of Caged Aggression MMA. "This fight presents a clash of values and perspectives that will undoubtably captivate audiences around the world."
This electrifying 2-night event will take place Friday, October 13th and Saturday, October 14th at The RiverCenter in Davenport, IA. Tickets are available now at:
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