People were saying the exact same thing about Soti just two fight ago, now look what's happened. Basically, like Soti was at the time, I'm just not convinced that Jim Miller is a great fighter and I think Bendo will edge him out.
He's got good power in his hands, but not very technical, above average wrestling and a decent ground game. No area of his game really stands out to me, he was soundly out boxed and out wrestled by Gray Maynard in their last encounter. I think he'd lose convincingly to both Gray and Frankie again.
I don't think Guillard would fight Guida because of the team mate issue. I still think the winner of Miller/Bendo should fight Guillard for the spot. Personally I think Guillard is quite capable of smashing either of them.
As for Guida, I don't know and I don't really care.
Miller's run is a lot more impressive than Soti's was.
He subbed Oliveira, took down Shalorus with ease, and has never been outstruck on the feet. Not to mention excellent cardio, toughness, heart, etc.
He will rightfully be the underdog against Maynard or Edgar (again), but he isn't an easy fight for anybody.
Pretty much what Guy said.
Miller's run is more impressive than Sotiropoulus'.
And his next fight is against a very very tough Ben Henderson,
Miller is much more skilled than Soti imo. And a lot tougher.
His BJJ is underrated. His wrestling is underrated. Even his striking is underrated. Plus he is pretty strong and has great cardio + conditioning.
I would love to see him fight Guillard, no doubt, but if he wins his next fight, he should definitely get the next title shot.
And agreed: Guillard "2011" is looking very impressive.