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Miletich's camp is the mecca of MMA fighting

Every year, hundreds of wannabe tough guys journey to tiny Bettendorf, Iowa, hoping that MMA legend Pat Miletich will offer them a fighting chance.

Originally Published: November 17, 2007
By Tim Keown | ESPN the Magazine

Guys show up. Who can stop them? They get their bus tickets or load their cars and make their way past cornfield after truck stop after cornfield until they arrive at a cinder-block gym in cozy little Bettendorf, Iowa, home of white clapboard farmhouses and picket fences and some of the toughest, meanest badasses on the planet.

The guys who show up here at the Miletich Fighting Systems gym are bar fighters or college wrestlers or generic tough guys looking to parlay their willingness ...

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