HomeUFCUFC Vegas 23: Jim Miller ‘enjoys each expertise’ of preventing at a excessive degree
UFC Vegas 23: Jim Miller ‘enjoys each expertise’ of preventing at a excessive degree
April 8, 2021
Jim Miller will headline the UFC Vegas 23 preliminary card, as he enters the Octagon for the primary time in 2021, getting into his thirteenth 12 months.
Jim Miller first started competing within the UFC in 2008. Since his debut, Miller has fought a number of the sport’s longest-tenured veterans. Notable names embrace Grey Maynard, Duane Ludwig, Nate Diaz, Joe Lauzon, Benson Henderson, and extra. Miller is presently 3-2 in his final 5 appearances, most lately defeating Roosevelt Roberts in June of 2020.
At 37 years-old, Miller merely desires to proceed having fun with his UFC journey, as he embraces the constant exercise of struggle preperation whereas moving into the Octagon. He additionally fought throughout two landmark occasions, UFC 100 and UFC 200, including to an already lengthy listing of feats from all through his profession to date.
Miller will headline the UFC Vegas 23 preliminary portion, as he takes on Joe Solecki in a light-weight encounter. Miller spoke extremely of his jiu-jitsu pedigree.
“I knew a little bit bit about him,” Miller stated. “Yeah, you already know, he’s an excellent grappler. You realize, so, it’s a struggle that I’ve had loads of instances, you already know. I imply, I’ve fought guys who’re better-credentialed grapplers than he’s, and I’ve subbed out guys which can be better-credential grapplers than he’s. However, you already know, you throw strikes within the combine and also you throw, you already know, the struggle environment within the combine and quite a lot of that [expletive] simply goes out the window. So, yeah, it’s a struggle in opposition to a really harmful up-and-comer. You realize, a bit youthful than me, a man that’s chopping on the bit to make his title within the division. So, it’s a spot that I’ve been earlier than, you already know, myself as him. And it’s an opponent I’ve had earlier than as nicely. It’s only a struggle, you already know.”
Win or lose, Miller’s mindset stays the identical.
“At this level, it’s like ‘eh man.’ There’s been fairly a couple of of them.,” Miller stated. “I get fired up for each one among them, and I’m excited to come back out right here and go these things, like attempting on new outfits, getting sized for the brand new struggle package or do the shadow boxing and the posing footage over and over and over, nevertheless it’s a part of the deal. At this level, it’s such as you kinda miss it when it’s not there. I take pleasure in each expertise that I can get when I’ve the chance to struggle.”
Jim Miller desires a fast turnaround
Miller has been recognized to compete a number of instances in the identical 12 months, as he plans to set his sights for the blockbuster July pay-per-view as his subsequent look.
“I don’t just like the layoff,” Miller stated. “I wish to come out of this one wholesome and struggle on the McGregor-Poirier card. You realize, I feel that’s a superb timeframe for me. I can ease up for a couple of weeks after which not get too out of practice or placed on weight and simply get proper again into the grind and preserve issues going. That’s my plan. We’ll see if the celebrities allign aand the matchmaking can for me, and we’ll go from there.”
Miller enters Saturday at 32-15, as he begins his thirteenth 12 months with the promotion.
UFC Vegas 23 takes place on Saturday, April 10, 2021, dwell from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV. Comply with together with FanSided, who’s on-site, for all of your dwell information and highlights.