Jim Miller reveals if he will retire after his next fight

Jim Miller shares his thoughts on retirement.

by Aryan Lakhani
Jim Miller reveals if he will retire after his next fight
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The UFC veteran and highly experienced Jim Miller is a few steps away from entering the phase of retirement. However, he confirmed that his match at UFC 300 won’t be his last; before retiring, he looks forward to fighting one more time, preferably in his home town, so that his friends and family members can witness his final moments in the UFC.

It is worth knowing that Jim Miller has secured wins against note-worthy opponents like Donald Cerrone, Joe Lauzon and Charles Oliveira. Jim Miller will face Gabriel Benitez in less than a few weeks (14th January 2024), and then he may be featured in the UFC 300 event – this news hasn’t been officially confirmed yet.

Jim Miller on retirement

In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Jim Miller explained how he’s not done yet. “As of today, that’s the second fight of 2024,” Miller said, as quoted by mmajunkie.usatoday.com.

“Years ago, when I mentioned, ‘Hey, I may get to UFC 300 and call it quits,’ I was in a very different place. The way I feel right now, I’m definitely playing it by ear, but I will let you guys know.

I will let you guys know when it’s the last one.I’m excited to take on that training camp and know it’s my last one. I’m not the type that steps away and then comes back. As of right now, it’s not the last one".

Jim Miller compares training with fight days

"It really comes down to can I live the life? Can I train five, six days a week, and get through that?,Believe it or not, the fights are kind of the easy part. It’s that daily beating yourself up, trying to get in better shape day to day.

That really wears on you".

Jim Miller on what’s next after UFC 300

“I feel like I have it figured out at the moment. After 300, I think the thing is to fight close to home again. Fight in Newark. … I’d like to fight close to home so my friends and family can come for one last one. We’ll see how it goes. It’s fight by fight”.