• US States

Explore sports news

Combat Sports
4 min read

Daniel Cormier Says Jim Miller is Not a Future Hall of Famer

108 days ago

On yesterday’s episode of ESPN’s “DC & RC” Daniel Cormier and Ryan Clark discussed whether Jim Miller was a future Hall of Famer or not during their Tap In Tap Out segment.

DC and RC Debate

Cormier started off the debate, "We had this conversation awhile back, and it makes me feel bad." DC continued, "RC [Clark], I’m of the other side. I tap out. I don’t feel like time served immediately puts you in the Hall of Fame. Look, he’s got more wins than anyone else, but I love Jim Miller, this makes it hard for me. I just don’t feel that time served puts you in the Hall of Fame. RC there’s an offensive lineman in the NFL right now that played 20 years. Is that guy going to the Hall of Fame just because he played 20 years? It doesn’t work that way RC. You have to have accomplishments to go into the Hall of Fame."
Former Safety Super Bowl Champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers- Clark then said, "Okay, I agree with that but I tap in. Does Jim Miller’s popularity and hype is [that] not what "Cowboy" Cerrone is? "Cowboy" Cerrone is going to be a Hall of Famer, has he already been announced or no, I can’t even remember?" To which DC replied, "I think he’s going to be going in this year." Clark then followed up by saying, "He’s a Hall of Famer and so is Jim Miller. The one thing about the UFC with it being ‘new’ as an organization, is there’s so many ways I think people are going to get into the Hall of Fame. I believe Jim Miller will based on his amount of fights and his amount of wins and the dude still has knockout power, which we saw on Saturday." DC then finished his take by saying, “But RC can you agree with me, time served doesn"t always mean you go into the Hall of Fame right because you have lasting power." Clark agreed.

Jim Miller Scores Another Highlight Reel

Miller (36-17-1 MMA, 25-16-1 UFC) defeated debuting UFC fighter- Jesse Butler (12-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) via. KO just 23 seconds into the very first round this past Saturday at UFC Vegas 74. This was Miller’s seventh KO victory of his career and the fastest finish of his entire career, out of Miller’s 36 wins, 19 have come by way of submission. Miller has fought a true who’s who of the UFC and has defeated fighters such as Donald Cerrone, Clay Guida, Thiago Alves, Joe Lauzon, Takanori Gomi, Melvin Guillard, Charles Oliveira, Gleison Tibau, etc. Throughout his historic career, Miller has the most wins (25), fights (42), wins at Lightweight (22), second-most finishes (17), and most finishes at Lightweight (15) in UFC history.

So what do you think, should Jim Miller be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame after he retires? Let us know in the comments below.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest sports news, exclusive stories, and updates. Stay Up-to-Date!