Immediately following his impressive third round TKO win over Kamal Shalorus, Jim Miller told Joe Rogan in the postfight interview that he's ready for his shot at the title.
"Your coach Mike Constantino's asking you who you want next," Rogan said, prompting Miller to state his desire to fight for the title.
If his win over Shalorus is any indicator of his readiness for a title shot, then maybe Miller is primed for a shot at the winner of Frankie Edgar/Gray Maynard III. Only problem is, Miller happens to fight in arguably the UFC's most talent-rich division with contenders coming out of the woodwork every week, as Miller alluded to in his interview with Rogan.
Miller lived up to his billing as a gritty scrapper in his fight with Shalorus, wearing down Shalorus over the duration of the three rounds, eventually catching Shalorus with a nasty uppercut and following it up with a vicious knee, flooring Shalorus. Miller proceeded to jump on Shalorus, using heavy hammerfists and punches to prompt a quick stoppage, upping his record to a staggering 20-2, and 7-0 in his last seven fights.
Just in case you were wondering, Miller's only two losses have come to current champ Edgar, and to number one contender Maynard.
Shalorus meanwhile will look to rebound from his loss to Miller, the first loss of his career, while finding his new place amongst the UFC's Lightweight Division.