Jim Miller wants UFC 300 to be 45th and final bout with promotion

LAS VEGAS is the mainstay of the UFC Jim Miller hopes to get his last fight at another century-old pay-per-view event.

Miller (35-16 MMA, 24-15 UFC), who made his promotional debut in 2008, returns to action at UFC Fight Night 219 to take on Alex Hernandez in a preliminary fight at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

In what will be his 40th UFC fight, Miller hopes to have a few more before calling it a career. Miller entered the UFC 100 and UFC 200 tournaments with the goal of getting to the next big event.

“I said I want to go to UFC 300,” Miller told reporters on Wednesday. “At this point, I’m pretty sure my body can handle this unless something catastrophic happens. I said that if I get there, I want this to be my last fight in the UFC, and I quite agree with that. But I don’t want another fight between them. I would like UFC 300 to be my 45th UFC fight.”

“That means I’ll fight on Saturday, fight sometime in July, then maybe November, March, and then again in July – that’s a good pace, a pace that I like to fight at. That would give me three fights this year and then two next year. I would be 100 percent happy with that.”


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Miller has been on the rise lately, winning his last three matches. Not only did he defeat Eric Gonzalez, Nicholas Motta and former title contender Donald Cerrone, he finished each of those opponents in the second round.

Hernandez (13-6 MMA, 5-5 UFC), who quickly replaced Gabriel Benitez, is on the opposite trajectory, losing his last two fights. Who Miller actually shares the cage is at the bottom of his list of priorities during combat camps. His main goal is to make sure he trains properly, stays healthy and in shape to take on the man in front of him on fight night.

At this point in his career, Miller looks at every fight as simply an opportunity to showcase his skills. However, his only main goal is to hit this big UFC 300 event as potentially the only fighter to compete at UFC 100 and UFC 200.

“I put that date on my calendar and I need to get there.”

To learn more about the card, visit the MMA Junkie event center to UFC fight at night 219.

The story originally appeared on MMA Junkie.


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