Jim Miller, Melvin Guillard breakdown their UFC on FX 1 match-upPosted on January 17, 2012, 11:04 AM by Joey Santosus
Top Lightweight contenders Jim Miller and Melvin Guillard, who will go head to head at UFC on FX 1, first square off on the set of HDNet's "Inside MMA." Each competitor shares their thoughts on the match-up, as well as their strategy heading into the bout. Photo: Scott Hirano
Jim Miller: He's a tough guy, and I've fought a lot of tough opponents. Melvin is a dynamic striker, and one of the most dangerous strikers in the division. So, he sets himself apart from the other guys I've fought with that. But, I'm prepared, ready to fight, and ready to fight him wherever the fight goes. ... It is definitely like the classic match-up, a ground guy vs. striker, but he's got good wrestling and I'm just as comfortable on my feet. So, we both have our strengths, but neither one is completely out-classed in the other guys strengths. It should be a really tough, exciting fight.
Melvin Guillard: I have to be very patient and methodical against a guy like Jim Miller, or it could be another early night for me. So, I really want to focus in on being patient and picking my shots very well. ... A fight like this against Jim Miller, it's definitely got title written all over it. I want to walk into this fight as if I'm going to walk out the champion. A guy like Jim Miller, to me, is maybe nine or ten-times more deadly than a guy like Joe Lauzon. So, I really have to be more careful in my approach.