Thursday, 17 February 2011 15:25
For most fans, myself included, you would expect that a fighter, who is one of the top contenders for the UFC lightweight championship, would be more catered to. Possibly having practice start when he got there or maybe at least a bigger welcome when he enters the gym. On the contrary, when Jim Miller enters AMA Fight Club, he is simply one of the guys, a couple of nods here and there, some high fives, and that’s pretty much it. But, then again, that’s how Miller likes it.
A low key figure within the UFC as well outside of it, Miller’s theatrics happen inside the cage. His constant come forward style has made him a threat on the feet, while his constant attacking grappling game has made him an even bigger threat on the ground. Add to this a bottomless gas tank and you have the makings of a potential champion. His wins over top competitors, the derailment of the Charles “Charles DaBronX” Oliveira’s hype train, and the fact that his only losses were to #1 contender Gray Maynard and Lightweight Champ Frankie Edgar will be sure to put his name on the list of possible championship matches.
THEGARV.COM spoke to Miller after a Sunday training with questions varying from his place in the UFC lightweight division to his personal life and how he accommodates being a new father and a professional fighter. Here's the video.