Jim Miller's new lot in life may be testing the mettle of former WEC lightweights. After destroying Kamal Shalorus at UFC 128 many were calling for Miller to get a crack at the lightweight championship. After all, Miller had run off seven consecutive UFC wins and only Gray Maynard and Frankie Edgar hold wins over him.
With Edgar and Maynard injured and their third fight postponed, a title fight wasn't coming any time soon and it now appears that former WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson is next. The Asbury Park Press breaks the news:
The Whippany-based mixed martial artist is expected to face former World Extreme Cagefighting champion Ben Henderson, sources close to the UFC confirmed to New Jersey Press Media late Tuesday.
The bout is scheduled for "UFC on Versus 5" on Aug. 14 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wis.
Henderson is coming off an impressively dominant victory over Mark Bocek at UFC 129 and the winner of this fight should be put right in line with the winner of Anthony Pettis vs. Clay Guida for a title shot.
This has all the makings of a tremendous fight.