Daniel Cormier explains why he believes Jim Miller isn’t a future UFC Hall of Famer

Daniel Cormier has a lot of respect for Jim Miller, but doesn’t believe his career is worthy of a spot in the UFC Hall of Fame.

Cormier, a former two-division UFC champion and member of the 2022 UFC Hall of Fame class, thinks lightweight fixture Miller has to do more than just be around for a long period of time in order to be inducted. Miller just made his 42nd appearance in the UFC, and won by recording the fastest knockout of his career – a 23-second bludgeoning of short-notice replacement opponent Jesse Butler.

Despite tenure and accolades, Cormier isn’t sold on Miller as a HOFer.

“I tap out, bro,” Cormier said during a segment of “DC & RC”. “I don’t feel like time served immediately puts you in the Hall of Fame. Look, he’s got more wins than anyone else. But, I love Jim Miller and that makes it hard for me – but I just don’t feel like time served puts you in the Hall of Fame.

“RC, there’s an offensive lineman in the NFL right now that played 20 years. Is that guy going into the Hall of Fame just because he played 20 years? It doesn’t work that way, RC. You have to have accomplishments to go into the Hall of Fame.”


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Cormier’s co-host Ryan Clark disagreed with him by stating Miller’s career is similar to that of Donald Cerrone, who has longevity and fanfare, which has placed him in the upcoming class of inductees.

Miller is currently atop the UFC record books in a few categories: most UFC fights (42), most overall wins (25), most wins in lightweight division (22), and most stoppage wins in lightweight division (15). He’s also tied for second-most stoppage victories (17) behind former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira (19).

The only thing Miller is missing from his resume is a UFC championship, which Cormier seems to believe is the thing holding him back from being a sure-fire future Hall of Famer.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie