The life of an MMA legend can be a funny thing. Some – like Tito Ortiz – are still grinding away in the netherworld of lessor promotions and superfights, hyping fights while squeezing whatever last few paychecks they can from their waning bodies. Meanwhile, there are others who take to social media and gladly assume the role of right wing nutjob, wishing ill upon the leaders of the free world.
Yeah, I’m talking about UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich.
Last night the former UFC champ tweeted that he hoped President Barack Obama would get Ebola. On the one hand, it’s social media and anyone can say what they want. On the other hand, whether he likes it or not, Miletich is an ambassador for the sport, and his feelings on the President and deadly viruses are the perfect fodder for anyone looking to paint MMA and its denizens in a negative light.
Here’s the tweet in question:
Ebola lands in D.C. and we can only hope a White House intern came into contact so as to deliver it to the belly of the beast.#NoFlyZone
— Pat Miletich (@patmiletich) October 6, 2014
So what do you think? Did Miletich go full retard? Or should President Obama get Ebola?