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Jim Miller: “It’s not about the title shot, it’s about winning the title.”

Jim Miller has a pivotal match on the horizon, taking on Nate Diaz in the main event at UFC on FOX 3. The winner between Miller-Diaz will earn the #1 contender spot in the UFC’s ultra-competitive lightweight division. For Miller, though, the fight means little without ultimately bringing home the belt instead of simply just becoming the top contender.

“It’s not about the title shot, it’s about winning the title, and being the best and being known as the best and having respect from everybody that you are the best,” said Miller about the May 5 match-up in his latest video blog promoting the bout.

Miller was on the cusp of receiving a crack at the belt before but a loss to Benson Henderson – the current lightweight champ – set him back. Now, with a submission victory over Melvin Guillard in two, he is one win from getting back there.

Check out Miller’s latest “Fighter Diary” interview in the player below: