UFC Hall of Famer and inaugural welterweight champion Pat Miletich has been released from his duties as color commentator from LFA after attending the Capitol protests.
The 54-year old Iowa native was present at U.S. Capitol last week in protest of U.S. President Donald Trump losing the 2020 Presidential election. In an Instagram post that's since been deleted, Miletich announced that he'd been let go from the promotion:
"And 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… The LFA was getting a lot of pressure, and unfortunately, they felt they needed to distance themselves from me. I understand their position."
LFA President Ed Soares released a statement announcing that they'd suspended Miletich but not yet made a final decision before ultimately deciding to part ways with the Hall of Famer:
"First and foremost, the LFA supports the participation of the constitutional right to peaceful protest,” said Soares. “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.”