Pat Miletich has just been fired as commentator for Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) as a result of several fans calling for his head when he released pictures that confirmed he was in attendance at the Capitol riot. There is zero evidence that Miletich or anyone he associates with was involved in any violence, but the promotion were essentially painted into a corner and bowed to pressure from the fanbase. He wouldn’t be the first popular figure in MMA to declare themselves a Trump supporter, but it seems as though the other notable names like Tito Ortiz, Colby Covington, and Jorge Masvidal all stayed away from the situation and managed to avoid any repercussions from any association with the riot.
Pat Miletich made no attempt to deny that he was in attendance when the Capitol riot took place, and instead described his experience in the area in a post on his official Instagram account where he also revealed he news of his termination from the commentator role at LFA:
“I just got a call from the folks at the LFA, and they basically informed that they were getting a lot of pressure because I was at the Capitol,” Miletich said. “I want you guys to know that the people that I walked with at the Capitol, none of them—that I know of—were involved in any of the violence. I walked with white people, black people, a lot of Chinese people who escaped “communist China, who are ‘for freedom’ … It was across the board people of different races, religions…
“But the LFA was getting a lot of pressure and unfortunately that they felt that they needed to distance themselves from me, I understand their position.”
Of course Pat Miletich was in DC on Jan 6th. pic.twitter.com/nVp1yayVAp
— John S. Nash (@heynottheface) January 11, 2021