Middleweight fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller is finally preparing for his return to the UFC and, as if that weren’t motivation enough, he is thoroughly excited by the prospect of facing his opponent, Aaron Simpson.
Miller recently told Sherdog.com that he expects a tough, bonus-yielding fight from Simpson, but that he’s confident in his ability to get the win.
“They gave a list of guys and there were probably guys I could have beat easier, but screw that, man,” Miller said. “They’re giving out ‘Fight of the Night’ bonuses. They’re giving out ‘Submission of the Night’ bonuses. They’re giving out ‘Knockout of the Night’ bonuses. I’d like to be the first to get all three.”
The host of MTV’s Bully Beatdown, Miller believes that he has built up the kind of specific experience that will carry him to victory over the 9-2 Simpson.
“I expect him to try to come in and try to hit me with that [big] right hand,” Miller said. “Luckily I’ve sparred with Dan Henderson for years, so I’m pretty good with not getting hit with the right hand. He can throw that thing. He’s a strong dude. He’s well rounded. He can wrestle and everything. He’s good at everything. I’m expecting a fantastic fight.
“He’s tough everywhere,” Miller concluded. “It’ll be an honor to beat him up.”
Miller and Simpson will meet at UFC 132: Cruz vs. Faber 2, which goes down this July 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.