The fighter’s really delivered for the UFC’s first event on FX this evening with a host of fun fights, and now thoughts turn to who the big winner’s on the night may face next.
Read on for your suggestions.
A good win over Melvin Guillard gets Miller right back on track in the UFC’s lightweight division. He’s now 8-1 from UFC 100 onwards and so he can rightly move forward in 2012 with title aspirations.
If Frankie Edgar successfully defends his title against Ben Henderson next month then I wouldn’t object to seeing Miller get the next shot at him.
If not then either a potential No.1 contender scrap with Nate Diaz or a chance to avenge an old loss to Gray Maynard would be good alternatives.
Two wins on the trot since returning to the UFC means Josh Neer is a man that still needs to be taken seriously.
I wouldn’t throw him in to a major fight at 170lbs yet though. Instead a bout with Mike Pyle who got back to winning ways last weeks would be entertaining and competitive.
Another man who’s notched up two wins in the Octagon is Mike Easton who’s now firmly planted in the UFC’s bantamweight mix.
Easton defeated the recently crowned ‘Ultimate Fighter’ winner John Dodson back in 2008 by a controversial split decision, and several years on it would be nice to see them go at it again on the sport’s biggest stage to see who really is the better fighter.
It was nice to see Barry getting a win under his belt this evening, but with his ground game still being suspect it’s hard to seeing him ever making a sustained push up the heavyweight division.
There’s no doubt he’s entertaining though and should continue to be put in fights that accentuate that fact. With that in mind I’d sling him in with a new addition from the Strikeforce roster Chad Griggs who’s happy to stand and trade and has a knack of putting on fun fights.