Ordinarily, losing three consecutive fights inside the Octagon is a surefire way to have your UFC career put on ice -- especially in today's ultra-competitive landscape.
Then again, Zuffa may not consider Dan Miller an ordinary fighter.
ESPN's MMA Live today brings word that the down-on-his-luck middleweight will be retained by the world's largest fight promotion on the heels of his UFC 114 loss to Michael Bisping back on May 29 in Las Vegas.
Miller (11-4), whose son is battling a potentially life-threatening illness, rocketed out of the gate when he debuted in 2008, winning his first three fights in the 185-pound division, only to drop his next three by way of unanimous decision.
The Sparta native has all the tools to become a major player in the middleweight division and can hopefully use his next fight to remind fans of why the UFC decided to have him stick around.
Anyone want to take a guess at who his next opponent might (or should) be?