- Pat Miletich dominated Mike Jackson for almost two rounds before quitting on his stool in between rounds
- The UFC Hall of Famer last fought professionally in 2008
Pat Miletich almost pulled off a sensational MMA comeback at 55 years old but came up short in gas to secure the win over Mike Jackson at Caged Aggression 36. The UFC Hall of Famer was prompted to quit in between rounds as he no longer had the stamina to continue.
Close but not quite
After feuding over different political views, fellow UFC veterans Miletich and Jackson opted to take it inside the cage. The pair headlined the recent Caged Aggression 36 at River Center in Davenport, Iowa, and put on quite a show for the fans.
Miletich and Jackson had a 17-year age difference between them. Nevertheless, the much older Miletich still managed to floor Jackson with a vicious right hand in the opening round. The knockdown set “The Croatian Sensation” up for a couple of submission attempts but Jackson was able to defend himself on the ground until the round ended.
In the second round, Miletich took over once again, having dominated Jackson on the ground for the better part. In the final minute of the round, “The Truth” managed to get back on his feet and realized that Miletich was already gassing out.
Jackson then tried to finish the 55-year-old with punches but Miletich was able to survive. During the break, Miletich decided not to continue anymore and Jackson was then declared the winner via TKO.
Needless to say, it was crystal clear that Miletich was already on his last leg when he faced Jackson. At 55, Miletich has nothing to prove as his name is already etched in MMA history. He last fought professionally in 2008 and has an official pro MMA record of 29-7-2.
On the other hand, Jackson still has something left in his tank at 38 years old. He was best known for being CM Punk’s UFC debut opponent and logged a 1-2-1 record under the promotion’s banner. Jackson was released by the UFC earlier this year.