Miller stepped in with just over three weeks notice for the fight after Penn’s original opponent Dennis Siver pulled out after suffering an injury in training.
Miller was actually a contestant on “The Ultimate Fighter” season where Penn coached opposite of former rival Jens Pulver back in 20007. Miller was on Team Pulver but has always had a great deal of respect for Penn, a former UFC two division world champion.
Miller told FOX Sports via text message, “I’m grateful to BJ and the UFC for giving me the opportunity to fight a legend and feed my son.”
This will be Miller’s first fight in 2016 after his last fight with Jim Alers back in December. The fight ended in a No-Contest after Miller suffered a devastating eye poke from Alers and the contest was called off.
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