Posted by Kpro
Posted by Twenty20Dollars
what was the problem between these two?
Dana White promised Miletich the coaching spot opposite Carlos Newton on TUF 3 and then backed out of his promise and gave it to Ortiz/Shamrock.
Also, Pat lost his original title to Carlos Newton at UFC 31. Randy vs Rizzo was one of the other main matches there. Then at UFC 34 they wanted to have a rematch of that fight as well as a welterweight title fight - but they didnt want to have the same exact duo of title fights on a second card. So they gave Miletich protege Matt Hughes the shot at Newton's title - which screwed Pat because if Matt won the belt (he did of course) Pat would never get a chance to get it back any time (the Miletich crew wouldnt fight each other).
So in a way he was mad about all that then later on to make it up to him Dana said "OK you're gonna be TUF coach". Then after that Dana made up with Tito and declared Tito and Ken the coaches.....bad enough but he forgot to tell Pat about it. So Pat had his whole family around the tv when Dana was about to officially announce Pat would be coach......then to his horror Dana announced Tito and Ken instead.
Then Pat got hurt in training and mostly retired aside from a couple in the past 3 years. Also, there was a bitterness to it all because Hughes and Sylvia and others were living pretty nice lives still training with Pat while Pat sort of missed the whole money boat that came in for UFC fighters after TUF broke big. He is doing fine of course but not nearly as well as he might have if he had been allowed to fight Newton to get his belt back in the first place.