This will fuel more speculation about the UFC’s purchase of the IFL. It seems like a done deal. The only question is where will the prized fighetrs fall. It appears that Jim and Dan Miller will land in the UFC.
International Fight League reigning middleweight champion Dan Miller (8-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and IFL lightweight Jim Miller (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) have both signed multi-fight deals with the UFC. The AMA Fight Club’s Mike Constantino, the manager and one of the trainers for the fighters and brothers, today confirmed the signings with MMAjunkie.com Both of the fighters signed four-fight exclusive contracts, though financial terms of the deals were not disclosed. Constantino declined to comment on the particulars of the negotiation process, and he had no comment on the UFC’s rumored purchase of the IFL. Constantino said no definitive dates have been determined for the Miller brothers’ UFC debuts, but he said they will be available any time the UFC needs them. “If they told us to fight in two weeks, we’d be ready,” Constantino said. “We’ll fight as soon as possible. The guys are always in shape and in the gym all the time helping their teammates. We have about 20 guys at the gym who fight in pro organizations, so someone always has a fight coming up, and Dan and Jim are always there helping them out.”
Dan Miller is the IFl middleweight champion. He recently took the belt from Ryan McGivern. Jim Miller is a promising lightweight fighter, who was rumored to be on the cast of the Ultimate Fighter 8. His lone loss was to UFC lightweight contender Frank Edgar.
Both these guys should be a bolster to their respective divisons and we will inform MMA Blog readers of their debut as soon as we know of it. Also, stay tuned for news of more IFL fighters. It looks like they will fall between the UFC and WEC unless their contracts are non-transferable.
Guys to look for:
1. Waggney Fabiano
2. Chris Horodecki
3. Jay Hieron
4. Vladimir Matyyshenko
5. Roy Nelson
6. Ryan Schultz
7. Matt Horowich
8. Ryan McGivern
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