UFC on Fox 3 will see Jim Miller take on Nate Diaz in a fight that will have major implications on the lightweight tile picture as one man emerges as a title challenger. A conference call will be held today at 1:30 p.m. ET with Miller and Diaz both answering media questions and talking about their fight.
Also on the call, Johny Hendricks and Josh Koscheck will discuss their fight in the co-main event slot.
The UFC on Fox 3 card looks like this:
Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller
Josh Koscheck vs. Johny Hendricks
Alan Belcher vs. Rousimar Palhares
Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson
Tony Ferguson vs. Michael Johnson
John Dodson vs. Tim Elliott
John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss
Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish
Pablo Garza vs. Dennis Bermudez
Nick Denis vs. Roland Delorme
Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola
Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker
Best quotes from the call after the jump via MMA Mania's Brian Hemminger who transcribed the whole call..
Josh Koscheck: It's a big fight. There's a lot riding on this fight for both of us. The winner goes on a nice path towards the title shot and the loser, who knows? There's a lot at stake for this fight and I feel like I"m ready to roll.
Johny Hendricks: He's a tough opponent. You don't be number two or three in the world without being a top fighter. All you can do is train your best and prepare your best and hope you get your hand raised.
Jim Miller: I should have a decent crowd there for me and I definitely feed off the energy. If they give me a good cheer as I make my way to the Octagon, I'll definitely get goosebumps.
Nate Diaz: It could work for him, could be bad for him. We'll see.
Jim Miller: Nate has plenty of experience. He's fought a lot of tough guys, he fought Maynard as well in a closer fight than mine was with Gray and that's what's got me so excited and fired up for this fight. I've trained harder than I ever have for my career and feel better than I ever felt.
Nate Diaz: I'm expecting a title shot if I win, that's what I was told.
Nate Diaz: Maybe he'll run around, but I don't think that makes you much of a fighter. What's the point?
Jim Miller: My nephew has been doing alright. he's supposed to be coming back home soon now. He's at the children's hospital. It was originally scheduled for January 25th and there were some complications. It seems they were making headway with the health issues and hopefully by the end fo teh summer, they'll have the transplant.
Nate Diaz: I didn't bring too many people in but people started showing up. Josh Neer, Cody McKenzie and Ronda Rousey came out. There's a lot of big names who come out and train and they help me everywhere. We've got my originals Jake and Gil helping out.
Johny Hendricks: Hopefully a title shot will be soon.