UFC 196: Jim Miller Says He’ll be Looking to Finish Diego Sanchez, “That’s How I Get my High”
By FCF Staff
Much of the spotlight for UFC 196 has been tied to the headlining fights, but the card will also feature a compelling bout between Jim Miller and Diego Sanchez.
The lightweight veterans will battle on the preliminary, Fight Pass card, and both men will be looking to get back on track. Miller (25-7) is coming off a submission loss to Michael Chiesa, and Sanchez (25-8) was decisioned by Ricardo Lamas in his last outing.
Recently Miller spoke to UFC.com about today’s bout, and while doing so, he said this:
“I’m prepared for an all-out scrap with Diego,” Miller said. “He’s only been stopped once in his career and that was by BJ Penn. He’s a guy who is extremely hard to put away and always pours it on late in the fight. I’m going in there to finish him because that’s how I get my high inside the cage. I don’t enjoy going the distance because that means my opponent survived and that’s not what I’m there for. He’s always dangerous in there and it just so happens that I’m the same way. This has the makings for one helluva fight.”
UFC 196 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In the main event, featherweight champ Conor McGregor will take on Nate Diaz in a welterweight contest. In the co-headliner, bantamweight champ Holly Holm will face Miesha Tate.