This past Saturday at UFC Vegas 40, Jim Miller (33-16, 1 NC) made the walk that he’s made many times before. Miller walked to the octagon for the 38th time in his career with the promotion and he was looking to snap a two-fight losing streak.
Standing across from Miller was Erick Gonzalez (14-6). Just seconds into the second round, Miller completely flattened Gonzalez with a massive left hand. Miller got the knockout victory which was his first KO/TKO victory since 2016.
It’s been an incredible career for Miller in the UFC. The 38 year old has been in there with some of the best that the sport has to offer and he’s remained competitive even this late in his career.
Given the career that he’s had, many start to wonder what’s next. His win at UFC Vegas 40 showed that he’s still got plenty left in the tank, but it’s hard to match make fighters like Jim Miller. That is unless there’s a fighter that just lines up perfectly given the circumstances.
Will the UFC run back Cowboy and Miller?
When thinking about the next fight for Jim Miller, there was one fight that immediately jumped out at me. That is a rematch with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (36-16, 2 NC). Like Miller, Cerrone is one of the most tenured fighters in the UFC.
The two men first fought way back in 2014 with Cerrone scoring a big time finish. That win was one of eight straight for Cerrone which led to his first shot at UFC gold. Cowboy, like Miller, has had a long and historic career.
That said, things haven’t been smooth for Cowboy. After making another run at a title shot, Cowboy hit a brick wall once he reached the top of the lightweight division. Cerrone finds himself on a 0-5, 1 NC streak in his last six fights.
He’s asked the UFC for one more fight at lightweight and the promotion is willing to do it. However, they haven’t been able to match him up. Well, I think Miller just became the perfect candidate and he told Ariel Helwani yesterday that he would be down.
I think we are going to see this fight get booked for early in 2022. These two legends should battle again and it will be a fun one for fight fans.
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