Yes that's really the Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller winning his first -- and last amateur MMA bout. The 36-year-old Miller has been in office since 2005. He is 6'4" and 205 pounds. Miller got a second round stoppage over Jamal Williams at the World Fighting Championship's event at at the Montbleu Theater in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Miller vs. Williams was the co-main event.
"I'm one and done," Miller said after winning one of 10 amateur MMA fights the World Fighting Championship sponsored over the weekend.
"Competing in an MMA event was on my bucket list. Now that I've got it done, I've got a day job and an important election coming up," he told the Reno Gazette Journal.
"You always worry about the potential optics of competing in mixed martial arts because people may see it and assume you're a violent person," Miller said. "But that's not why I like the sport at all. It obviously is very physically challenging, but more than anything, when you train, you get beat up both physically and mentally on a regular basis, and you've got to have the mental strength and resilience to continue to fight through. Your mind will give you a million reasons to quit, but you have to push through it and fight to overcome it, and that's why I love the sport."
Miller, the son of former Nevada Governor Bob Miller came out to Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son."