Jim Miller is looking forward to getting back in the Octagon.
After Miller’s UFC 258 fight against Bobby Green was canceled the day before, Miller wanted to make a quick turnaround. He ended up getting that as on April 10 he will return against the highly-touted prospect, Joe Solecki who is someone Miller knows quite well given they are both from New Jersey.
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“I know a little about bit him. He came up in Cage Fury which is a promotion I fought on and a lot of my training partners fight in,” Miller said on Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com. “I’ve seen him fight on the local circuit. It doesn’t matter, Sean gave me a name and I said yes. My job is to be the best I can be on fight night, not pick my opponents. It shouldn’t matter who I’m fighting, if they have been around a long time or a new guy because if I make them fight my fight I’m going to win. That’s what it comes down to.”
Against Solecki, Miller knows it is a battle of grapplers, however, he is confident in his skill set. The future UFC Hall of Famer believes he will be too much early on for Solecki and either get a quick finish or will grind out a decision win.
“I know what I’m good at. That is slamming the pedal to the floor right off the bat. I see a good fight either way,” Miller said. “I will either press him and make him make a mistake early and capitalize on it. Or, we are going to have a great fight.”
If Jim Miller does get his hand raised against Joe Solecki, he would get back in the win column and hopes to start a winning streak. If he does win, the goal is to get on UFC 264 and fight in front of fans once again.
“It’s a win over a top prospect, it’s a W, it gets me the next one. I’m just trying to get some momentum going and I need to start with a win over Joe,” Miller concluded. “I’d like to fight around July 4 as I know they always do a big card around then. Probably the pay-per-view (July 10) which would be in front of fans.”
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