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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