Jim Miller’s unexpected guest
Adam Crist of MyMMANews.com speaks with the winningest fighter in UFC lightweight history, Jim Miller.
Miller recalled the first time he watched the UFC, during a high school wrestling camp, immediately falling in love with the sport. The New Jersey native states that it wasn’t until he was about 21 years old that he started training mixed martial arts. Now at 33, Miller holds a professional MMA record of 28-9-0-1.
Miller, who owns Miller Brothers Martial Arts Academy in Sparta, New Jersey along with brother Dan, was instructing at MMA Signatures BJJ & MMA Academy in Stroudsburg, PA, when an unexpected guest arrived.
Art ‘One Glove’ Jimmerson who fought Royce Gracie at UFC 1 walked into the academy on Saturday and appeared to be star struck meeting one of the most accomplished fighters in UFC history. Crist asked Miller how he felt knowing that a man in Jimmerson, who fought even before Miller knew what the UFC was, was so interested in meeting him.
2:09 in the above video:
“You know it was pretty cool cause I’ve seen the videos of Art fighting. Who could forget, coming in with one boxing glove? It’s really cool. I didn’t expect him to walk through this door today, and it was the first time I’ve had the opportunity to meet him. It was pretty neat. He’s a legend in the sport.”
Miller continued to talk about things that are going on back at his academy, frustrations with fighting in New York now that mixed martial arts has been fully sanctioned in the state, a unknown suspension, discovering he had Lyme’s Disease, and more.