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Nate Diaz, not Jim Miller, in line for a title-shot with win at UFC on FOX 3

UFC President Dana White has confirmed Saturday night’s main event between Nate Diaz and Jim Miller could very well provide a #1 contender in the lightweight division but only if Diaz wins. Since returning to lightweight from welterweight the 15-7 Diaz has defeated Takanori Gomi and the red-hot Donald Cerrone.

“Should Diaz win, Diaz is definitely getting a title shot,” said White in a recent conference call with media. “Should Miller win, Miller’s probably going to be a fight or two away.”

Miller (21-3) rebounded from an August 2011 loss to current UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson by submitting Melvin Guillard earlier this year. He is 8-1 in his last nine fights with the lone setback coming to the dynamic title-holder.

Diaz-Miller will face off at UFC on FOX 3 alongside other featured fights like Alan Belcher-Rousimar Palhares and Johny Hendricks-Josh Koscheck.


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