Jim Miller currently holds the all-time UFC record for most bouts in company history (40) and while he’s still planning to fight several more times, he has now set a target of UFC 300 to be his swansong.
“I said I wanted to get to UFC 300,” the 39-year-old Miller told reporters yesterday ahead of his fight against Alexander Hernandez this weekend.
“I’m pretty certain at this point that my body can make it, you know, barring something catastrophic. I’ve said if that I make it there, I want it to be my last UFC fight, and I’m pretty good with that. But I don’t want it to be one more fight in between. I would like UFC 300 to be my 45th UFC fight.
“So that means I fight Saturday, fight in like July, then maybe November, March, and then July again – which is a good pace, the pace that I like to fight at. That would get me three fights this year, and then two next year. I would be 100 percent content with that.”
If you’re wondering why Miller would be so attached to UFC 300 then it might have something to do with the fact that he already holds the distinction of having fought at both UFC 100 in 2009 and UFC 200 in 2016, winning on both occasions against Mac Danzig and Takanori Gomi respectively.
In the mean time, Miller is coming into his latest fight against Alexander Hernandez on a high after winning his last three fights in a row, including a submission finish over Donald Cerrone last time out that sent his fellow veteran into retirement.