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Jason Miller credits work with Mark Munoz for turnaround in training

UFC middleweight Jason Miller may be known for his goofy antics outside of the cage and had fun at UFC 146 opponent C.B. Dollaway’s expense over the past few weeks but rest assured “Mayhem” is as focused as he’s ever been when it comes to tomorrow night’s fight. Miller’s dedication to destroying Dollaway is the result of his December defeat to Michael Bisping where the normally game veteran was pummeled en route to only the second TKO loss of his 31-fight career. The result understandably left a bad taste in his mouth he’s worked on washing out with a stint at Reign Training Center.

The gym plays home to a number of pugilistic peers calling the UFC home including one of the key players in Miller’s newfound mindset – Mark Munoz.

“Probably the most important part of this training camp has been Mark Munoz, the nicest guy in MMA. Also, one of the toughest men on Earth at 185 pounds. Mark’s been very helpful in this camp because he’s a former wrestling teammate of Dollaway and also KO’d him in thirty seconds,” said Miller in a Fighter Diary produced by the UFC. “Me and Mark and face-punch friends. Sometimes when we spar we basically fight. It’s hard to find a guy I can spar with that intensity.”

Turning to his bout with Dollaway, Miller made it clear he sees the big picture. Win and he’ll live to fight inside the Octagon another day; lose and he’ll be likely be looking for employment elsewhere.

“I say it’s the most important fight of my life but that’s some cliché bullsh*t I think every fighter says every time they fight. The only difference is this time it’s true,” admitted Miller.

Miller-Dollaway can be seen as part of the FX-bound preliminary card with other match-ups including Jamie Varner-Edson Barboza and Dan Hardy-Duane Ludwig.

You can watch the full Fighter Diary below where Miller also outlines the benefit of having Krzysztof Soszynski handling his diet:

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