UFC 172 results: Jim Miller would 'love' to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

After submitting Yancy Medeiros in the first round via guillotine choke at UFC 172 on Saturday night (April 26, 2014) in Baltimore, Jim Miller told reporters at the post-fight presser he would "love" a fight with the undefeated "Eagle," Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Jim Miller may have had a short notice replacement in lieu of Bobby Green at UFC 172 in Baltimore, Maryland (full results here), but the UFC veteran lightweight did what he needed to and made quick work of Yancy Medeiros via guillotine choke, ending the fight at the 3:18 mark of the first round.

See the video highlights here.

Knowing he was ranked No. 10, the New Jersey native let it be known after the fight that he's ready to get back into the mix in the shark tank known as the 155-pound division.

"There are nine guys ahead of me," Miller told Joe Rogan after notching his sixth career submission in the UFC. "Four of them are tied up or don't want to fight, so let me have one of the others. Khabib (Nurmagomedov), Josh Thomson, T.J. Grant, give me any of them."

The match-up that was talked about at the post-fight presser (watch it here) was the fantasy showdown with "The Eagle." UFC President Dana White was asked if he liked the potential pairing between Miller and the No. 5-ranked lightweight from Dagestan.

"Yeah, anything's possible," White said. "Like I said, we have to get back home and figure it out."

The win over Medeiros makes it two in a row for Miller and he improves to 24-4-1 overall. The last fight the AMA combatant was in with title implications was a unanimous decision loss to Benson Henderson on the UFC on Versus 5 card back in August of 2011, so a win over the young and impressive Nurmagomedov -- who is 5-0 in the UFC -- would instantly place him right back into the mix in the lightweight division.

Miller more than welcomed the idea of tangling with the 22-0, 25-year-old fighter.

"I love that fight," Miller said, after being asked at the post-fight presser. I know how to strike. I know how to grapple and I sure know how to wrestle too, so I would love that fight."

Coincidentally, Nurmagomedov made his debut with a submission victory over Kamal Shalorus on the inaugural UFC on FX card that Miller headlined -- and won -- via rear naked choke over Melvin Guillard.

Before moving to another topic during the media session, White shared his admiration for the six-year UFC veteran.

"He loves every fight. He'll fight anybody," White said.

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