UFC lightweight Jim Miller has proven himself to be one of the best 155ers in Mixed Martial Arts. Though the 29-year old may not be the biggest, fastest, or strongest competitor in the division he’s certainly one of the hardest working. The 22-4 Miller’s dedication to his craft has resulted in a ton of success against notable opponents including past wins against Melvin Guillard, Gleison Tibau, Mark Bocek, and most recently Joe Lauzon.
Miller will look to add another win to his record in less than two weeks when he takes on Pat Healy at UFC 159. However, while he’s put his time in on the training front, even Miller knows Healy is exceptionally durable and won’t go down without putting up a fight.
“I don’t bust my ass in (the gym) to have guys compete with me; to have it be a close fight. I want to dominate and put guys away and have it easy,” said Miller in an interview with the UFC before admitting, “It’s a tough fight. He’s a great wrestler and grappler. We have a lot of similarities.”
“I think I hold an advantage on the feet. If I can exploit a weakness I’m going to but I don’t expect it to be there,” Miller continued. “I expect him to have the crispest, sharpest hands and most devastating kicks and knees we’ve ever seen. And if he falls short, I’ll capitalize on it.”
The complete interview with Miller can be seen below:
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