Pat Miletich, the UFC’s first welterweight champion and renowned mixed martial arts coach, has been released from his commentary job with Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA) after the former fighter posted pictures of himself at the Jan. 6. U.S. Capitol riot.
Miletich took to Instagram to share the news, revealing that LFA officials were being “pressured” and wanted to “distance themselves” from him for being present at the Capitol.
“The price of freedom is going to be heavy,” Miletich said on Instagram. “Me losing my job is part of the pain. Even the people that pressured the LFA to get rid of me, I’m doing my best to fight for your freedom.”