Jim Miller hopes a win over Ben Henderson will get him his due recognitionPosted on August 10, 2011, 06:41 PM by Joey Santosus
Top Lightweight contender Jim Miller, who will meet former WEC Champion Ben Henderson at UFC on Versus 5, discusses his opponent, as well as the upcoming title bout between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard. Millers says that he'd like to see his former training partner, Edgar, retain the belt, but admits that he would prefer a rematch with Maynard. Photo: Francis Specker
On Ben Henderson
"Anything can happen in a fight and he's a dangerous fighter. That's what makes it exciting for me - the unknown... He's a tough fight, but I feel I have the advantage in most areas. I'm going to go in there and put the pressure on him and fight him the way I fight everybody else - try to beat him up and break him and sub. him out... A win over Ben, that will put me at eight in a row - 10-1 in the UFC. The fastest ten wins in UFC history. So I'd hope that I'd start getting the recognition that the other guys that hold those streaks get. We'll see, talk to me on the 15th."
On Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard III
"I'm friends with Frankie, he's a great guy and we've trained together. It's been a little over a year since we were training together regularly. He made me a better fighter when we trained together. So, I'm loyal in that aspect. He helped me advance my career, so I like the kid. I'd like to see him win - I'd like to see him beat everybody except me, if I get a rematch... As a contender, I am a little bit more bitter about the fight I had with Gray. I made some mistakes that I shouldn't have made leading up to that fight. So personally, I'd rather fight him. If I'm number-one contender, than he should be Champion for me to be fighting him."
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