UFC lightweight Jim Miller might be coming off a loss and have taken the tilt on short notice, but the 29-year old New Jersey native is entering his bout with Joe Lauzon at UFC 155 with the confidence of a competitor certain to come out ahead at the end of the evening. Miller stepped into the spot previously occupied by Gray Maynard when “The Bully” went down with injury, putting his reputation on the line at one of the organization’s biggest events.
Miller recently spoke about his match-up with the apt finisher where he said he’s fought opponents as tough as Lauzon before and exited the cage with a victory in tow.
“Joe has finished everybody that he’s beaten. I’ve also fought guys in the past that have finished everybody that they beat, they didn’t last two minutes with me,” explained Miller in an interview with the UFC. “I’m confident that I’m gonna win the fight because I’m confident I can beat anybody in the division.”
The 21-4 Miller’s confidence seems to be well placed, as he’s no slouch himself when it comes to putting foes away before bout’s end and has beaten his share of tough opponents as well. Miller has fifteen finishes to his credit as well as past wins over the likes of Matt Wiman, Mac Danzig, Mark Bocek, and Melvin Guillard.
Check out the complete interview with Miller below:
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