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I don't know if this is official yet as there has still not been any announcement, but could it be a coincidence that Pat Miletich attended UFC 101 to bury the hatchet with Dana White, then a couple of weeks later, he is on the list of UFC fighters?
From MMA Madness' report after Pat Miletich attended UFC 101 and made ammends with Dana White:
We were finally able to talk and get some things out of the way so it was good. We touched on me potentially fighting in the UFC again, but nothing was concrete. The door was left open, so that was good.
I think it’s always good for all of us to at least coincide as best we can and get along because it’s for the benefit of everybody. It’s always better to have friends than enemies
A few weeks ago, Pat talked to Dana White about competing in the UFC again, and could it be true that he has just signed with the promotion? If so, it looks like they're adding another fighter to what looks to be a pretty decent senior circuit within the UFC's welterweight division, which already includes guys like Matt Hughes, Frank Trigg, Phil Baroni and Matt Serra.
Pat Miletich, the UFC's first lightweight champion, hasn't competed in the promotion since losing to Matt Lindland in 2002. He last fought on December of 2008, knocking out Thomas Denny in the second round.
UPDATE - Pat Miletich talked to MMA Fanhouse:
"We had a good talk Dana and I, and then I talked to [UFC matchmaker] Joe Silva. It was a good meeting, and it ended positively, which is good, and we had discussed a few options.
[It's] just a matter of getting things figured out, I guess, on who I would be fighting. At this point, it needs to be a fight that make sense name-wise. ... It was nice of them to leave that door open for me."
Asked if fans should expect to see him back in the UFC by the end of the year, Miletich simply replied:
"It would be fun. it would be fun for sure. I would do my best to make it exciting."