For Daniel Cormier, longevity is not the only thing that matters when it comes to having a hall-of-fame career. That is why the former UFC champion does not believe Jim Miller should be inducted.
Daniel Cormier On Jim Miller’s Hall Of Fame Changes
Daniel Cormier carved out an incredible career in the UFC, winning both the light heavyweight and heavyweight championships. He is part of the UFC Hall of Fame and is considered by many to be one of the greatest of all time.
Jim Miller has racked up more appearances and wins inside the Octagon than any other fighter ever. Miller competed for the 42nd time recently, knocking out Jesse Butler for his 25th win.
But Cormier does not view that as being enough to get Miller in the promotions hall of fame whenever the veteran retires.
‘You Have To Have Accomplishments’
Cormier, on his “DC and RC” podcast with former NFL standout Ryan Clark, explained his reasoning.
“It makes me feel bad, because I’m of the other side,” Cormier said (thanks to MMA Fighting for the quotes). “I tap out, bro. I don’t feel, RC, like time served immediately puts you in the Hall of Fame. Look, he’s got more wins than anyone else. I love Jim Miller, and this 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.”
Is Jim Miller A Hall Of Fame Fighter?
Clark weighed in his own opinion on the matter. Miller currently leads the lightweight division with 22 wins and 15 finishes.
“Jim Miller’s popularity and hype is not what Cowboy Cerrone is, but Cowboy Cerrone is going to be a Hall of Famer,” Clark said. “I think he might be going in this year, and so is Jim Miller.
“The one thing about the UFC being new as an organization is there are so many ways people are going to get into the Hall of Fame, and I believe that Jim Miller, with his amount of fights and his amount of wins, and the dude still has knockout power, which is what we saw on Saturday.”
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