“I’ve been saying this for a while, but people want to say things all the time and don’t give it a second thought cause things can change and happen, but I’ve been saying for like a year now that I was going to drop to 145. The fight with (Matt) Wiman happened and I had one more fight left on my contract at lightweight and I wanted to finish that out and came away with the ‘W’,” It worked out for me as far as I got the ‘W’ but ended up breaking my hand in the process unfortunately. Story of my life, getting injured and on the shelf for six more months… I think the challenges that I’ll have won’t be the challenges that I’ll have the entire time at featherweight, it will just be that initial thing. Obviously, the weight cut, but I don’t think it will be a tough cut. The other thing is the speed at 145lbs. That first fight when I get in there, no matter how many sparring partners I’ll be sparring with that are 145er’s, when you go in there for that fight everything is much faster. I’m prepared to jump in the deep end, but I don’t always get what I want. I think I’m probably going to have to prove that I am everything that I know I am at 145lbs.”
Longtime UFC lightweight fighter, Cole Miller, recently sat down with the guys over at mmaweekly.com and talked about his newest challenge to make the featherweight division.
Coming off an extended layoff Miller will try his hands at the 145 pounders as soon as he can get back in fighting shape and book a fight.
But can he make an impact in a division ruled over by Jose Aldo?
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