Miller: You're 'damn right' I'm a gate keeper

 

Generally the term gate keeper is used to define someone who will likely never make it to a title shot, but is a good gauge of upcoming talent in a fight with them. For Cole Miller, he has no problem filling that role:

"I don’t like people coming into the UFC, and the guy’s got the whole fighting Irish gimmick going on, and he jumps to the front of the line," Miller said. "And a lot of people…I’ve got a lot of people on Twitter saying shut-up you gatekeeper bitch, and I’m sitting there thinking, that’s exactly what I’m saying. 

"I don’t even think that [being called a gatekeeper is] a bad thing to say. I’ve worked my ass off. I’ve had my ups and downs in my career, and if at that point I’m a gatekeeper, you’re damn right I’m a gatekeeper. And I’ve f---ing earned that. So let me do my job and throw these guys like Conor McGregor in my way, so we can find out just how good they are."

Though Miller later clarified that he’s embracing the role of gatekeeper more based on his record’s inconsistencies than on his skill set, the sentiment was clear. If McGregor is to be expedited to the top of the featherweight division, he should have to go through him. But it works both ways, because right now Miller said he feels like a contender in the division, which is a far cry from the true definition of a gatekeeper.

"I know no one’s going to argue that my skill set is not top ten," he said. "You can’t tell me that of all the top ten guys that I can’t strike or I can’t grapple or I can’t fight with any of those guys. I feel like that I’m the dark horse. I feel like those guys, none of them want to fight me."

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CaptChaos site profile image  

1/27/14 9:37 PM by CaptChaos

Cole is solid and I'd also agree he's a Gate Keeper at 145 and I agree that's not a bad thing. He finishes over 85% of his fights and wind OTN awards. AND he's still young. Im a fan...

Fabes site profile image  

1/27/14 8:52 AM by Fabes

Cole rules.

Mark Hunts Pet Monkey site profile image  

1/27/14 8:48 AM by Mark Hunts Pet Monkey

Troll.

A_Butler site profile image  

1/27/14 8:38 AM by A_Butler

You realize Cole was a 145 'er before he entered the UFC right? And the only reason he fought at 155 was because there wasn't a 145 division when he came in. He didn't wash out of anything. He went back to his original weight class........

A_Butler site profile image  

1/27/14 8:37 AM by A_Butler

Right, cause a guy with 4 sub of the night awards, a fight of the night award, and a knockout of the night award, and a nomination for best sub of the year only gets fans because he posts on an Internet forum....... He's not exciting at all. No way we watch him because he's entertaining. You're a fucking joke....

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

1/27/14 8:23 AM by Bobby Lupo

He's exactly the guy McGregor needs to fight and box up at this point. Cole is the gatekeeper for Conor. Then Conor can beat up another LW washout with a bigger name before getting Aldo

A_Butler site profile image  

1/27/14 8:20 AM by A_Butler

Wow. What a retarded post..... I was obviously talking about fighting in the UFC. How you got to beating someone's wife is beyond me..... You're an idiot.

Jesus KO'd stayrad site profile image  

1/27/14 6:15 AM by Jesus KO'd stayrad

I think he did. The guys a fucking moron

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1/27/14 6:14 AM by Jesus KO'd stayrad

Love that gif of him n buffer

Lee Murrays Cell Mate site profile image  

1/27/14 3:00 AM by Lee Murrays Cell Mate

Are you smoking that 209 chronic? Cole and Nate are friends. Cole goes out to the 209 to train with the Diaz Brothers all the time.