Jim Miller wants Cerrone-Lauzon winner for his 40th UFC fight
Jim Miller is hoping to fight the winner of Donald Cerrone-Joe Lauzon at UFC 274.
Miller picked up his second straight win, and both by knockout, as he knocked out Nikolas Motta at UFC Vegas 48 on Saturday. It was his 39th UFC fight and now, for his 40th Octagon appearance, he says he wants to fight the winner of Cerrone-Lauzon and would like it to be a main event fight because he respects both of them as fighters.
“The four words that will mess anything up: ‘This, too, shall pass.’ The good times and the bad times, they’re going to go away at some point,” Miller said after his UFC Vegas 48 win. “So I’m going to enjoy it, enjoy the night hobbling around the casinos with my team. I’m going to enjoy some time with my family when I get back. When my body’s ready, I’m going to get back in the gym and gear up for another one, and this will be in the past.
“You’ve got (Joe) Lauzon and (Donald) Cerrone fighting again, and I don’t know what their plans are after that. They’re both guys I’ve shared time in the octagon with,” Miller continued. “It’s like, I’ve got two (wins) against Joe – do you go and do it again? F*ck yeah, we do it again. I love that guy. If we could sell it and main event a small card because we’re two old guys that have been around for a while, then let’s do it and let’s get the main event bonus. And a guy like Cerrone, another one – I’ve got a ton of respect for him, and if he wants to do it, let’s do it.”
Jim Miller has fought both of them as he fought Cowboy Cerrone in 2014 in a Fight Night main event where Cerrone won by second-round TKO. He and Lauzon have also fought Lauzon at UFC 155 where he won by decision and in 2016 where he won by split decision. But, a fight against the winner does make sense for everyone involved.
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