Miller hopes for quicker road to contention

by Steven Marrocco | source: mmajunkie.com
 

You might even say the winner of the fight, which takes place Friday at Nashville, Tenn.'s Bridgestone Arena as the main event of UFC on FX 1, is a step or two away from a shot at the winner of Edgar vs. Henderson, which headlines UFC 144 on Feb. 26.

"I hope so," Miller said of a potential title eliminator. "This fight with Melvin is the fight I wanted; it's another guy that was right up there and a tough challenge and very dangerous opponent. I didn't want a gimme win just to get back on the winning ways that sometimes seems to happen. I wanted a tough fight that is going to get me in that title contention.

"And I know that a win here, I still need another one or two to get back up there because there are always guys coming up, and things need to be sorted out. That's the fun part, fighting these guys."

At 100 percent, or as close to it as possible, Miller will throw everything he has at Guillard. Hopefully, he'll have the strength to finish what he starts, and that long road to title contention will shorten.

"Hopefully it won't take seven in a row again to start hearing talk about [a title shot]," Miller chuckled.

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iTakeRockHardBrock site profile image  

1/16/12 9:27 PM by iTakeRockHardBrock

From the full article: "Jim Miller kept secret the fact that he was suffering from mono and had developed a kidney infection cutting weight to fight Ben Henderson five months ago."

FedorEmilioEstevez site profile image  

1/16/12 9:23 PM by FedorEmilioEstevez

I didnt hear of him being sick, what's the story?

iTakeRockHardBrock site profile image  

1/16/12 9:15 PM by iTakeRockHardBrock

Really sucks Jim was so sick in that fight with Bendo. He had a tight kneebar in the 2nd round that he probably could've finished if he was 100%. Hope he gets back on track this Saturday =)

orcus site profile image  

1/16/12 9:11 PM by orcus

 I kind of think Melvin IS a gimme fight for Miller.

Puntsized site profile image  

1/16/12 9:04 PM by Puntsized

Always been a fan of Jim miller, very nice guy, and fierce competitor.

BooZe site profile image  

1/16/12 9:00 PM by BooZe

Because there not impressed with Joes last performances his last win he capitalized on Melvin the same way Tito did bader! but I'm sure if he puts on a good performance and beats Pettis he will have to be in contention...

Nubinatub site profile image  

1/16/12 8:36 PM by Nubinatub

 Joes fighting Pettis at UFC 144 in Japan

Poindexter site profile image  

1/16/12 8:35 PM by Poindexter

 Yes.

JoeyB513 site profile image  

1/16/12 8:29 PM by JoeyB513

So Melvin gets taped out in like 2 minutes by Joe and gets a Main event fight and possibly close to a title fight yet Joe is sitting on the side line. Anyone else see something wrong with that

tjmitch site profile image  

1/16/12 8:17 PM by tjmitch

I hope Melvin has been working his sub defense, or it will be a short night.