Jim Miller Fight Cancelled From UFC Fight Night

Published 09/13/2021, 3:11 PM EDT


Jim Miller, who holds the record for most wins in the UFC’s lightweight division, was to return to the octagon to face Nikolas Motta, the young Brazilian star. Miller is currently one of the most seasoned and consistent fighters in the UFC, with an outstanding record of 32 victories to his name.

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Over the years, Miller has built up a quite impressive record. The last time he entered the octagon was in April this year. He faced Joe Solecki, who walked away with the victory. Jim has lost the past two fights he’s appeared in.

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Jim Miller has been made to withdraw from next Saturday’s UFC Vegas 37 after contracting COVID-19. This would be the first time in his career that he would back out of a fight. Miller was slated to fight Nikolas Motta in a lightweight fight on the main card of UFC Fight Night 192 next weekend. Jim took to Instagram to update his followers on his present health and recuperation plans.

 

Fortunately for UFC fans, Nikolas Motta will still fight on the card. He will face newcomer Cameron Van Camp at UFC Vegas 37.

Jim Miller on sitting out this weekend

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There’s a first time for everything, and this will be Jim’s first time having to back out of a battle. Jim appeared pretty disheartened after catching COVID-19 a week before his fight. Jim is a consistent fighter who has always shown up for his battles since the beginning of his career in the UFC. He appeared to be training hard to prepare for his impending battle.

“You grind for weeks, beating the shit out of yourself. Getting ready for a fight, and it’s always in the last two weeks that an illness or injury happens, and this time it just happened to be corona.” Jim took to Instagram and told his followers.

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Jim assured his supporters that he will continue to stay on his grind, take his vitamins and minerals, and focus on his health for the next two weeks. He also opened up about his post-fight plans.“My plan was to fight and go to Colorado to hunt over counter elk,” said the fighter. Unfortunately, things do not always go as planned.

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Pranit Punjabi

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Pranit Punjabi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. A third-year psychology major, this Khabib Nurmagomedov fan merged his interest in psychology with his deep passion for MMA and was intrigued by this new angle to help him get closer to the action. Pranit aims to look through the violence and chaos, into what makes MMA truly beautiful, the deep and rich psychological aspect to the game.

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