<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=453351" target="_blank"> Miller's 20th fight - never missed on </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=453351" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=100&q=75&x=74&y=17&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=jim-miller-03-30-2014-21-59-10-653.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>UFC lightweight <a href="https://twitter.com/JimMiller_155" target="_blank">Jim Miller</a> recently appeared on <a href="https://twitter.com/CrooklynMMA" target="_blank">Stephie Haynes</a>' The <a href="https://twitter.com/ThreeAmigosPod" target="_blank">Three Amigos Podcast</a> recently for a wide-ranging interview.</p>
TAP: You took this fight with Castillo on relatively short notice. For guys like you, Donald Cerrone and Ben Henderson, who don't mind picking up the slack on a moment's notice, do you feel that the UFC should show some consideration when guys do the company favors like this?
Jim Miller: It's be nice [laughs]. I took the fight because I like to fight. With fighting 3 or 4 times a year and pretty much being in the gym year round, I've noticed as I've gotten older, 10 week camps are not so great for me. I actually start to break down in those long camps. I prefer to fight on shorter notice. I know it's something that a lot of guys aren't comfortable with.
Yeah, it would be nice to be rewarded in some way. This will be my 20th fight inside the Octagon, and when I step in there, it will be 20 fights that I've signed up for, and 20 fights that I've shown up for. Hopefully, I can get that little gold star on my attendance record, because that's something that should be rewarded, as well. There seems to be a lot more guys pulling out of fights these days, so consistency and the ability to take fights on short notice definitely deserve some consideration.TAP: There's been mixed reaction to the appearance of the Reebok uniforms. Some people say they look clean and streamlined, some say they lack character. Do you like your kit?
Jim Miller: I do. I would like to see a little bit more individuality. We were told we would sort of have a say in what our kits looked like, and we haven't seen any of that yet. That's a little disappointing, but that's not to say that we won't get a say in the future. Overall, the uniforms are really nice. The shorts are top notch. They're legit.
Nothing is perfect, and nobody likes change, but I feel this Reebok deal is a good step in the right direction for the UFC and for the sport. I might not have that many fights left, so I might not see when it really starts to pay off for guys, but I do feel like it will end up being very good for the fighters.
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