Former UFC Welterweight Champion and UFC Hall Of Fame member Pat Miletich is returning to action, but not in an MMA fight, but in a kickboxing bout against former JBF and WBA boxing champion Michael Nunn.
Monte Cox, who is Miletich’s former manager, revealed the bout during an interview on “It’s Time With Bruce Buffer.”
“(There’s) one big show I’m working on,” Cox said (via Nolan King of MMA Junkie). “You’ve probably heard rumors of this, but Pat Miletich is going to fight again. He’s fighting Michael Nunn, a great boxer. It’s an incredible (fight). This thing will draw. We could draw 7,000-plus in the Quad Cities. They are the two greatest professional athletes or fighters out of that area.”
Miletich hasn’t competed in a professional fight of any kind since December of 2008, while Nunn hasn’t competed in a professional fight of any kind since January of 2002.
A major factor in Nunn’s lack of competition is that he has been in prison on cocaine charges.
“Michael has been in prison,” Cox said. “He just got out six months ago. It was a cocaine thing. The feds set him up to buy a kilo of cocaine for 100 bucks. It’s just ridiculous. … It was entrapment at its best. But anyway, what he did when he went to prison was he took all the people who came in overweight and didn’t know about nutrition. (He) taught them how to get back in shape, eat right, and put them through workouts and stuff. He really did good. He’s a good guy. I know him really well. I traveled with him all over the world when he was fighting. At one time, he was pound-for-pound the best boxer in the world at 35-0. He was untouchable.”
There is no word yet on when the fight will go down, as Cox plans on revealing the date when the coronavirus pandemic slows down.