Daniel Cormier, Jim Miller

Daniel Cormier says Jim Miller isn’t UFC Hall of Fame worthy

Jim Miller has had a legendary mixed martial arts career but was never able to earn UFC gold, and that is why Daniel Cormier doesn’t believe the New Jersey native should be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

Miller’s career is filled with record book entries including most UFC fights (42), most overall wins (25), most wins in lightweight division (22), and most stoppage wins in lightweight division (15). He’s also tied for second-most stoppage victories (17) behind former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira (19).

But, Cormier, a former two-division UFC champion himself feels that Miller’s longevity is not enough.

“I tap out, bro,” Cormier said on this week’s episode of “DC & RC” on ESPN. “I don’t feel like time served immediately puts you in the Hall of Fame. Look, he’s got more wins than anyone else. But, I love Jim Miller and that makes it hard for me – but I just don’t feel like time served puts you in the Hall of Fame.

“RC, there’s an offensive lineman in the NFL right now that played 20 years. Is that guy going into the Hall of Fame just because he played 20 years? It doesn’t work that way, RC. You have to have accomplishments to go into the Hall of Fame.”

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Miller still hopes to fight at UFC 300, potentially as the final bout of his storied MMA career.

Miller is coming off of a 23-second KO win over Jesse Butler at UFC Vegas 74. The owner of the record for most finishes in UFC history, Miller is the only fighter to have competed at both UFC 100 and UFC 200. That’s why he has been so adamant that he wants to fight at UFC 300 next year, in what could be his final MMA match.

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