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JIM MILLER: "I'M NOT FEELING ANY PRESSURE"

Jim Miller says he is more excited than nervous over the prospect of meeting Nate Diaz in the main event of the UFC on FOX 3 card this Saturday.

The Lightweight bout from East Rutherford, New Jersey, sees Miller take his 9-2 UFC record into the Octagon to contest Diaz' 10-5 record, and Miller says he's just looking forward to sharing the limelight.

“I’m not really feeling any pressure, just the excitement and energy of being in the main event on FOX," he remarked.

Diaz's brother Nick lost to Carlos Condit at UFC 143 in February, but Miller says the only thing he took from that bout was to go in to this Saturday's contest well prepared.

He said: “What I learned from watching Condit is how to have a well-planned-out game plan. Nick and Nate are similar, but I don’t like comparing brothers. They’re different fighters and have different styles.”

Miller comes from a wrestling background while Diaz is a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu. Subsequently, Miller believes UFC fans can expect a very physical confrontation: "I’m prepared for a physical fight. I’m going to make a point to fight my fight and make him feel uncomfortable,” he said.

“[Wrestling] is one of the biggest advantages that I have. I’ve been working on my striking game over the last few years. If I can use my wrestling to dictate where the fight goes, I will, but I hope I don’t have to.”

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