Miller: I want 30 fights in the UFC


Jim Miller is one of the UFC's top lightweights and fifeteen fights in his career finds himself in the top ten, but needs a win streak to make another title run. Longevity is hard to come by in the UFC, but Miller is hoping to make it another fifeteen fights before he's done:

“I’m feeling better than I’ve felt in more than a year, and I’m ready to mix it up,” he said. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I used to train like a 24-year-old and go in there and push hard and go basically as hard as you can go. But I’ve learned a lot of lessons and from the mistakes I’ve made in training. Now I focus on technique.”

Whether or not those changes in training will have the New Jersey native still rolling along as a contender well into his 30s remains to be seen.

Miller won’t rule anything out, but he’d love to one day be the standard-bearer for MMA longevity – now that he has hit on a new way to get ready for fights like the one against Camoes.

“The fights do wear on you,” he said. “I’ve got 15 fights in the UFC, and there aren’t a lot of guys who have more than 20. I’d love to be the exception and fight till I have 30 fights in the UFC, but there’s that realistic part of the brain that knows I have had a lot of tough fights and fought some really tough competition. It takes something out of you.”

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VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT site profile image  

12/20/13 1:59 PM by VitorpeepeetasteStrongTRT

Jim Miller is awesome. I love watching him fight and he has one of the best walkouts in the company.

UGCTT croy_00 site profile image  

12/20/13 12:06 PM by UGCTT croy_00

I hope he get's paid well enough that he does it because he wants 30 fights, and not because he needs 30 fights.

Mattapooh site profile image  

12/20/13 11:48 AM by Mattapooh

I'd watch Miller fight from now until the end of time if I could. Dude's a legit badass, always brings it and he seems like such a genuinely great dude on top of it. The sport needs more guys like him.

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12/20/13 5:15 AM by The Winter Soldier

Best of luck bro!

Bootsy Collins site profile image  

12/20/13 5:02 AM by Bootsy Collins

Saw the title, thought it was Mayhem having another episode

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12/20/13 2:30 AM by OregonChaelClosedDueToBandWagonCrash

Unfortunately fighters go down hill fast.

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12/20/13 1:07 AM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

This. Always look forward to Jim Miller fights.

jpm995 site profile image  

12/20/13 1:02 AM by jpm995

It's so hard for these guys. Most reach a plateau and get to a point where they can't past and are soon gone. Koscheck and Miller seem to be close to that. Hope i'm wrong as both these guys always bring it.

Porkchop site profile image  

12/20/13 12:12 AM by Porkchop

He could do it. Not many could, but he could.

Chris site profile image  

12/20/13 12:11 AM by Chris

wow Koscheck has 23. Lauzon and Miller both have 15 and I could easily see them getting to 25-30 range.