Miller Welcomes ‘Tough Road’ to Title

By Sherdog.com Staff Aug 10, 2011
On a seven-fight winning streak, AMA Fight Club standout Jim Miller will face former WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson in the UFC Live 5 co-headliner on Sunday at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee. A victory there could propel Miller into a lightweight title bout -- an opportunity for which he has waited longer than expected. The 27-year-old discussed his situation and approach during a pre-fight teleconference:

“I want the tough road. I want to fight all the best guys, and if I feel like I can be the UFC champ, then whoever they’re going to stick in my way on the way up to that point I should be able to beat. So I’ll just keep fighting. If I can pull out a win on [Aug.] 14 then, you know, if they tell me they’re going to throw me in there with somebody else, then so be it. I like to stay active and keep fighting and have that motivation to improve and just light a fire under my ass and be in the gym and try to get better every day.”
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