UFC on FOX 15: Jim Miller Says Late Opponent Change Doesn’t “Phase Me”
By FCF Staff
Although Jim Miller recently found out he’s fighting Beneil Dariush on April 18th, instead of Paul Felder, the lightweight contender says it’s business as usual.
Miller was originally scheduled to fight Felder at UFC on FOX 15, but after the latter withdrew due to injury, Dariush agreed to step in. In a follow up press release from soul7nine, here is what Miller had to say about the change:
“You go from a guy who is mainly a striker and orthodox to a southpaw with powerful punches and a Black Belt on the ground, but I just don’t let it phase me,” said Miller, who operates Miller Brothers MMA alongside his brother and fellow UFC vet, Dan. “It doesn’t matter who steps in front of me because I have a solid seven weeks of training at this point of making myself better and getting myself into better shape. We had done some things to deal with Felder’s type of game, but, like I said, I’ve gotten better and sharper at the things I do. It doesn’t matter who they put in front of me. I’m still going to take the fight, and I’m still going to do what I’m supposed to do.”
The 31 year-old Miller, who is currently ranked #12 in the UFC’s lightweight division, hasn’t fought since last July when he was stopped by Donald Cerrone. Prior to the defeat, the New Jersey fighter had scored consecutive wins over Yancy Medeiros and Fabricio Camoes.
UFC on FOX 15 will be hosted by the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.