OVERTRAINING: THE KEY TO A CHAMPIONSHIP-THE MILETICH FIGHTING SYSTEM
In November 2005, I was in the neighborhood grocery store, in which I am always tempted to browse in the magazine racks
while shopping. I saw the current month’s issue of Martial Arts Legends Presents “GRAPPLING”, which claims
to be The #1 Magazine of Mixed Martial Arts! I like purchasing the magazine to see what’s going on the world of mixed
martial arts (MMA).
The article on the cover, which really got my attention, was “Inside the Miletich Fighting System.” Inside
the magazine the story was “Brutes and Beast-The Miletich Fighting System a Proven Winner”. I enjoy watching MMA
on Spike TV and it seems every other top fighter in MMA has been involved with the Pat Miletich and his particular brand of
MMA training at one time or another. The article revealed that young fighters from all over the country call or visit his
gym in Bettendof, Iowa and ask his assistance in training for MMA. They often leave their occupations and way of life to train
with Mr. Miletich.
Pat Miletich has a stable of approximately thirty professional fighters and sometime he gives these unknown fighters a
chance at proving themselves through extensive training and sparring. After a few hours or days of punishment the fighters
generally get the idea that they are out of their league. Miletich explains that most of the young men that show up at his
door are usually big fish from a small pond and they feel that they can make it in the big time. But often, if they last a
week; they cannot get up in the morning after a week of training.
He reveals that the secret of the Miletich system is “overtraining”. Pat notes that it stems from his wrestling
background. Once he lost a kickboxing match, which left him exhausted. He vowed never to be in that position again. Now he
trains himself and his fighters until they are spent. They use up all the body’s reserves, rest briefly and train a
According to Grappling Magazine, Miletich, “...believes in a heavy dose of hard running and heavy lifting...continual
repetitiousness of the training and the need for an extra-large gas tank (he preaches the value of extensive cardiovascular
work) have all rubbed off onto the other members of the Miletich Fighting Systems crew that has held three of the UFC’s
belts over the last four years.”
Pat explains, “A lot of guys understand the difference when they go train at other gyms, ...No matter who you grab
in the room, you’re going to have a world class war with a world champion.”
Overtraining, is it the key to the championship? Pat Miletich proves it is! The proof is in the Miletich Fighting System
success. The Miletich Systems hold three of the four Ultimate Fighting Championship belts. An impressive record!
Would you like to know what a day in the life of the Pat Miletich and his fighters is like? Just click on the link below!
KEEP YOUR GUARD UP AND KEEP PUNCHING!