The July 2nd bout will be Miller’s first fight in the UFC since he lost to current welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at UFC 52.
“They gave a list of guys and there were probably guys I could have beat easier, but screw that, man,” Miller said. “They’re giving out ‘Fight of the Night’ bonuses. They’re giving out ‘Submission of the Night’ bonuses. They’re giving out ‘Knock out of the Night’ bonuses. I’d like to be the first to get all three.”
While winning all three fight bonuses may not be possible, Miller is hoping to put on an exciting fight with Simpson.
Known for his aggressive style, Simpson has won six of his eight wins by (T)KO, including a “Knock Out of the Night” performance in his first UFC fight.
Miller expects him to come out with that same style in their fight.
“I expect him to try to come in and try to hit me with that [big] right hand,” Miller said. “Luckily I’ve sparred with Dan Henderson for years, so I’m pretty good with not getting hit with the right hand. He can throw that thing. He’s a strong dude. He’s well rounded. He can wrestle and everything. He’s good at everything. I’m expecting a fantastic fight.”
Whether or not Mayhem can get any or all three fight bonuses, expect this fight to be exciting.