Jim Miller Looking for a Roaring Crowd and a Nate Diaz Finish

G DAnalyst IIIMay 1, 2012

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Experience will mean absolutely nothing on Saturday, May 5 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Throw the records out the window because it's about to get hot in here.

Get ready for an all-out brawl when UFC lightweights Jim Miller and Nate Diaz take the center stage for UFC on FOX's main event.

Miller (21-3), who's suffered just three losses in his career to world-ranked Benson Henderson, Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard will attempt to earn his long-awaited title shot with a win over Stockton's finest in Diaz.

Even still, don't expect the experience factor to be within miles of the IZOD Center when action finally begins.

"Nate has plenty of experience and he's fought a lot of tough guys," Miller told Bleacher Report's Garrett Derr on the UFC on FOX media call.

"He's fought Maynard as well, and that was a closer fight than mine was with Gray. It's going to be a tough fight for either one of us."

Fans can hardly wait for the free televised bout involving Miller and Diaz, as a style clash is bound to happen.

However, the fans aren't the only ones who are starring at the clock, as Miller can hardly wait for the opening bell to sound.

"It's going to take the best of everything that I have to beat him. That's what's got me so excited and fired up for this fight. It's a tough challenge," said Miller. "I've trained harder than I ever have in my career and feel better than I've ever felt."

"I'm just super fired up and excited to finally step inside the Octagon," said Miller.

The question won't be how exciting this bout will be, as we know Miller and Diaz are destined for "Fight of the Night," but rather, how it will end.

Diaz, who's suffered seven losses up until this point in his career, has fallen short in the judge's scorecards six times.

These staggering numbers lead us to believe the longer this bout plays on, the more likely it will be that we see Miller's hand raised when all is said and done.

But, not so fast.

"Nate has shown he has great cardio. It's not necessarily just to wear him down but to keep the pressure on him and fight like I always fight. I know that if I control the fight, then I'm going to win," said Miller. "If I let him control the fight, he's going to beat me."

"It's doing things my way and fighting my way that's going to get my hand raised. I'm prepared for a 25-minute fight. I'm capable of doing it and I'm ready to do it if I have to," said Miller.

While Miller is certainly prepared for anything thrown his way, his ultimate goal is to hone in on the finish.

"Of course I'm looking for that impressive sub finish or knockout finish. Everyone wants to hear that roar of the crowd when they finish someone."

"That just drives everyone who steps inside of there."


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