Cole Miller: Why I get so emotional after fights

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                    <p>Cole Miller had three fights in 2013, and then the best fight of his life vs. Samuel Sicilia UFC Fight Night 35 on 15 Jan 2014.</p>

Then he was signed to fight Conor McGregor, but he injured his hand, and has not fought since.

Rehab began, and now he will return on Saturday against Hawaiian young gun Max Holloway, who has won four straight, finishing each victory.

At this point, Miller’s latest injury is in the past, he’s a new father, and he’s in a co-main event in a bout that could propel him into the featherweight rankings. But the normally affable Miller isn’t exactly in a pleasant mood heading into Saturday night.

“When I go into training camp, I go into a very dark place,” said Miller to Thomas Gerbasi. “I put myself in the worst kind of spot, which is why I get so emotional after these fights are over with.”

That means being away from his family in Georgia in order to train with American Top Team in Florida, and basically wondering why he goes through the torture of camp over and over again.

And after all the roadblocks and obstacles he has to navigate, eventually, there is a payoff, he will grudgingly admit.

“It’s the good days,” Miller said. “When you get that glory and you do get that money, that’s nice. But honestly, being able to take what you work so hard for and take what your coaches and your instructors are instructing you to do and being able to apply it at this level against guys that know what you’re going to do to them, and you still do it anyway, that’s the payoff.”

Cole Miller isn’t a prizefighter; he’s a martial artist. There’s a difference, and he knows it better than most. And for this martial artist to make it into the Octagon once more after all he’s been through, that’s a victory in itself. But he’s not satisfied with that alone. He wants a win, a finish, a bonus, and to go back home well enough to fight again in a couple months. Is that a lot to ask for? Not really.

“When it’s done, I’m happy as hell,” he chuckles. “I’ve got a paycheck and I’m all happy if I can get out of a fight without needing surgery or having something broken on me. I don’t like sounding angry all the time.”

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Miller fights Max Holloway at UFC Fight Night 60: Henderson vs. Thatch on February 14, 2015 at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado.

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Cole is one of my favorite fighters. I would have loved to have seen him grapple with Connor. I always root for Cole. Phone Post 3.0

Holloway is probably gonna hurt Cole

I'm a big fan. Former training partner has trained with him some, and he says nothing but good things about Cole.
No doubt it will be a tough fight, but I am definitely pulling for Miller. Phone Post 3.0

I am so pumped to watch Cole go out and get it. He is a very real person and there is nothing phony about him. Phone Post 3.0

Bump! Enough roid threads already. Let's talk about this bad mother fucker right here and the kick ass fight he'll be in this weekend! Git it git it homey! Phone Post 3.0

A_Butler - Bump! Enough roid threads already. Let's talk about this bad mother fucker right here and the kick ass fight he'll be in this weekend! Git it git it homey! Phone Post 3.0
This. Phone Post 3.0

No one is more genuine than Cole. Phone Post 3.0

he has matured a lot over the years.

thestoebz - Holloway is probably gonna hurt Cole
I doubt he's going to hurt him but will most likely beat him in slick fashion. Phone Post 3.0

Cole is a great example of someone dedicating his life to realising his potential. Phone Post 3.0

Rooting for Cole but Im a fan of both guys.  Hopefully its a good fight

Ramsey -
thestoebz - Holloway is probably gonna hurt Cole
I doubt he's going to hurt him but will most likely beat him in slick fashion. Phone Post 3.0
It won't be slick. Cole is durable. Only lost twice via tko in like 16 fights, and both were at 155. Phone Post 3.0

Gunna be a great scrap! Phone Post 3.0

If it's anything like GSP's dark place, Holloways in for a long night. Can't wait for this fight

This is the only fight that I'm really looking forward to on the card. Go get 'em, Cole

Article says he's not a prizefighter"

Right after Cole says "get that money"

Look, Cole Miller IS a martial artist.

But he leaves his family, cuts that weight and steps into that cage to GET MONEY.

Prize. Fighting.

Now, after his prize fighting days are over and he's enjoying his family in Georgia and maybe teaching some lessons with zero want to step into the meat grinder; he will no longer be a prize fighter.

It's just laughable at whoever wrote this.

To say he doesn't fight for money after a direct quote says the days he gets that money is when it's worth it.

He fights for money.

Fuck yes. Money for his family.

I wish him well, wish him wins and to get enough of that to not have to be away from family as often one day. Phone Post 3.0

JeffersonDArcyChoke - Article says he's not a prizefighter"

Right after Cole says "get that money"

Look, Cole Miller IS a martial artist.

But he leaves his family, cuts that weight and steps into that cage to GET MONEY.

Prize. Fighting.

Now, after his prize fighting days are over and he's enjoying his family in Georgia and maybe teaching some lessons with zero want to step into the meat grinder; he will no longer be a prize fighter.

It's just laughable at whoever wrote this.

To say he doesn't fight for money after a direct quote says the days he gets that money is when it's worth it.

He fights for money.

Fuck yes. Money for his family.

I wish him well, wish him wins and to get enough of that to not have to be away from family as often one day. Phone Post 3.0
VU! It's not his sole reason for fighting. But it's a big deal when your whole life revolves around one fight to provide for your family. Phone Post 3.0