Ever since the UFC folded WEC’s featherweight division into their own ranks a plethora of 155-pound pugilists have opted to drop down in hopes of faring better based on the size advantage created by the move. However, one lightweight who has no interest in ever exploring the rigors of slimming down is Jim Miller.
Miller recently recounted a bout from earlier in his career where he fought at featherweight as evidence of why he’ll be sticking around in his current divisional home for the foreseeable future.
“I fought at 145 my fourth fight and I walked around at about 162 pounds before that fight. And if you go and look at the photos of that fight – it was Reality Fighting: Battle at the Beach – it looks like my veins are gonna pop out of my skin. And I was walking around at 160 pounds,” said Miller during an interview on this week’s episode of MMA Uncensored. “I was disgustingly vascular. It was a decently tough cut, I’m fifteen pounds heavier than that now…it would take too much effort.”
Rather than challenge himself with the physical toll of changing his diet/routine up the 28-year old Miller will opt for in-ring challenges instead, his next coming on May 5 in headlining action against Nate Diaz at UFC on FOX 3.
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