Jim Miller on tying record for most fights in UFC, how much time he has left in the sport

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Las Vegas — Jim Miller (31-14 MMA, 20-13 UFC) will be returning to the octagon this Saturday, against Dana White Contender Series stand out, Roosevelt Roberts (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), who is making a quick turn around after picking up a second round submission victory less than three weeks ago against Brok Weaver.

Miller, 36, will be looking to tie history by tying the record for most fights in the UFC (35).

During media day, Miller was asked how many more fights he feels he has left in his career, and if there is a certain number of fights he would like to get to before he retires.

“It’ll be 40. I’m pretty confident with the way that I’m feeling, that I’ll get to 40 (fights before I retire),” Jim Miller said to MMA Junkie. “50, I don’t know. We’ll see where it goes, I’m playing it fight by fight. I look ahead and I see UFC 300 in like four years, and I’m like ‘I don’t know if I can make it that far,’ but it would be pretty cool to have fought on UFC 100, 200, and 300,” he added. “I’m not hung up on that idea, I’m not focused on that idea. Where I’m at, another five fights after this, if I get to fight at the pace that I want to, that’s (gonna) be less than two years. So, I can easily handle that.”

Throughout Millers career, he has struggled most with putting together long winning streaks to earn himself a title shot. On media day, Miller spoke about this issue and gave his perspective on why he feels he struggles with consistency.

“I haven’t quite cracked the code on how to fight perfectly every time,” he told MMA Junkie. “Like, I want to be able to just turn that switch on and be at my best, (but) it’s hard. It’s really hard to stay out of your head and not let any of the things that are out of your control, creep in. But, yeah, that’s the challenge. That’s the thing that I’m trying to beat, it’s really just beating myself and the atmosphere. It never really has anything to do with my opponent, they’re just an opportunity and a particular skill set that will hopefully match up well with mine.”

This fight is expected to be fireworks, so don’t miss this exciting match up between these two must-see fighters.

Both men have something to prove in this fight as Roberts is looking to extend his win streak to three, and break into that next level in his career, while Miller looks to prove that he’s still right where he belongs after 35 fights with the promotion.

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