"I haven't been told that explicitly. In this business, you never know what's going to happen. If (Clay) Guida had finished Anthony (Pettis), he might have gotten the shot. Depending on how our fight goes, if I win, how the win goes - it all depends. They (could) bring (Gilbert) Melendez over from Strikeforce. So much could happen. It's such a fluid division, and there are quite a few guys who have built themselves up. I try not to focus on any of that, and focus at the task at hand. I'm a person that wants a challenge. I want the tough road. I want to fight all the best guys, and if I feel like I can be the UFC champ, then whoever they're going to stick in my way on my way up to that point I should be able to beat. I'll just keep fighting. If they throw me in there against somebody else, then so be it."
-- At a special conference call held today to promote the upcoming UFC on Versus 5 event on Aug. 14 in Milwaukee, lightweight wrecking ball Jim Miller continues his trend of being the best employee on the entire promotional roster. That's because despite the fact that he's been all but promised the number one contender spot with a win over Ben Henderson, he's still ready and willing to fight everyone else under the sun except the champion, if that's what his bosses so choose. It seems like that's already been the case, though, as the streaking 155-pound AMA Fight Club product has won seven consecutive fights and 20 of 22 overall. And with the UFC's track record, it would come as no surprise if Miller was passed over once again. Of course, he has to get past the "Smooth" one in just under two weeks or all of this is a moot point. Think he does it? And if he does, will he finally be given the title shot he's long been working towards? Let's hear it, Maniacs.