UFC 205: Healthy Jim Miller Hopes to “Keep the Train Rolling” Against Thiago Alves
By FCF Staff
After scoring back-to-back wins in recent months, Jim Miller plans to build on that momentum when he takes on Thiago Alves this Saturday at UFC 205.
The accomplished lightweight vet is coming off a quick stoppage win over Takanori Gomi in July, and a split decision victory over Joe Lauzon in August. The wins were extremely important for the 33 year-old Miller, as prior to that, he had gone 1-4 in his last 5 bouts. That stretch also came before Miller was diagnosed with Lyme disease, and before he responded to treatment for it.
Well, recently Miller spoke to UFC.com about the upcoming fight and his 2016 campaign. While doing so, the BJJ black belt stated:
“…It’s been a little bit of a rollercoaster ride. I was feeling pretty crummy coming into this year and going into that fight in March and I was able to turn it around a little bit. I enjoy fighting, I like being in the gym and training a lot, and the last year or two before this year, I had a tough time doing that. 2015 was a really difficult one for me. So it was hard to fight and then get back into training, but I’m able to do that now and it feels good. I’m excited to get momentum back like I had and keep the train rolling.”
Alves will fighting for the first time since May, 2015, when he was stopped by Carlos Condit (due to doctor stoppage).
UFC 205 will take place in New York City at Madison Square Garden.