Certain fighters like Lyoto Machida and now Yushin Okami have to walk down a very long road before they get their UFC title shots. In a fight that has been rumored and now made official, Yushin Okami will be fighting former IFL champion Dan Miller at UFC 98.
Okami has been also rumored as a future #1 contender to Anderson Silva’s middleweight title, but with the recent signing of Yoshihiro Akiyama, there’s no telling how long Okami will have to wait.
Following his DQ win over Anderson Silva years ago at Rumble at the Rock, many diehard MMA fans have been waiting for a rematch.
It appears that Okami will at least have to get past Miller and possibly one other fighter before getting his “promised” title shot in 2009.