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Jim Miller Wants His Corner to Have to Carry Him Out

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UFC lightweight contender Jim Miller, who co-headlines this Sunday's UFC on Versus 5 against Ben Henderson, spoke to Sherdog's Jack Encarnacao about his fighting philosophy, his family, and how his low-key personality may have hindered his ascension to a title shot.

On leaving it all in the Octagon:

"I want my corner to have to carry me out of the Octagon," he says. "That’s what I’m searching for; that’s what I’m fighting for -- is that level. Just to lay it all out there, to actually give 100 percent in 15 minutes. To me, if I go out and I fight and put everything I have into it, I can be satisfied with a loss.

"One thing I don’t understand is when guys go to a decision and are hopping around afterwards, doing push-ups, doing all this stuff after they just lost the decision," Jim adds. "In my mind, I’m not going to be proud of myself if I go 15 or 25 minutes and lose and still have something in the tank."

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Post #1   8/10/11 4:32:19PM   

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I love this kid's attitude! You have to give props to a guy who isn't just satisfied with winning. He wants someone to challenge him, to make him work for it. So many guys at Lightweight I'd enjoy seeing as champion.

Post #2   8/10/11 4:34:03PM   

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I dont get it when guys say they'd rather "give the fans what they pay for by going to war for 3 rounds" by going out there and putting yourself in unecessary dangers for 15 minutes instead of just finishing the fight as early as possible or when you have a chance. When Jim says he wants to be carried out from how exhausted/beat up he'll be what it tells me is that he expects the fight to go the distance which is not a good attitude going into a big fight like this and not a good promoting point if you want a title shot after winning a close decision. However I think Jim loses this fight to the superior wrestler, it seems to be his achilles heel and seems like he cant beat the top wrestlers. He should be 19-3 because Bocek, another strong grappler, beat him as well, so that leaves Shalorus as the only alpha wrestler he's beat.

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how is it "unnecessary danger"?

they are there to fight, and to win, by any means necessary (within the rules) if you're not there to give it you all, get out of the ring.

He's saying he's always ready for a 3 round war, every fighter should be every time they step in the ring, if your not, and you're just expecting to finish your opponent early, then you're an idiot, because you wont be in condition to go for 15 minutes.

expecting the fight to go the distance is the smartest approach to a fight, it doesnt mean he wants it to go the distance, or will push for a decision.

Im certain he was expecting to go the distance with Oliviera and look what happened.

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I read the title and thought he meant he wanted his corner to carry him out like to the octagon, like on a chair or something like in movies where they carry the royalty up in the air on a chair.

Post #6   8/10/11 7:14:34PM   

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Have to agree! people doing laps around the octagon after they probably just lost a UD is pretty damn stupid come to think of it. Use that energy up in the cage to win the damn fight!

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Posted by BeeR

how is it "unnecessary danger"?

they are there to fight, and to win, by any means necessary (within the rules) if you're not there to give it you all, get out of the ring.

He's saying he's always ready for a 3 round war, every fighter should be every time they step in the ring, if your not, and you're just expecting to finish your opponent early, then you're an idiot, because you wont be in condition to go for 15 minutes.

expecting the fight to go the distance is the smartest approach to a fight, it doesnt mean he wants it to go the distance, or will push for a decision.

Im certain he was expecting to go the distance with Oliviera and look what happened.



but its better to take care of business as quick as possible, of corse you want to be ready for a long drawn out war but that doesnt mean you should impel yourself to do it by choice

and no jim miller said about oliveira "im a black belt, he's a purple belt, what do you think is gonna happen?"

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Posted by mattjonesy

Have to agree! people doing laps around the octagon after they probably just lost a UD is pretty damn stupid come to think of it. Use that energy up in the cage to win the damn fight!



And get knocked out from either overeertion or lack of patience.

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I know what he means about running around with hands up...Like Joe daddys last fight I was like really? really?

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Millers striking is really good, he attacks like an animal, i love it!

I hope Miller keeps fighting like he does, because he is well rounded and always finishes fights! Miller=war

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The miller's are gamers!!!

Post #12   8/11/11 1:14:38PM