Pat Miletich gave rise to the modern MMA training camp. | Photo: D. Mandel/Sherdog.com
“The Croatian Sensation”
Iowa is not necessarily where one would expect an MMA dynasty to begin but that is precisely what happened, and it all started with Miletich. He understood early the value of a versatile skillset and used his own to win the UFC 16 welterweight tournament and the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title, successfully defending it four times. He also created the dominant training camp of its time, which included the likes of Matt Hughes, Jeremy Horn, Jens Pulver and Tim Sylvia. It was an early model for many of the training camps today. Miletich had a great impact inside and outside the Octagon.
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