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By David Tees on 1/30/2024 6:49 PM

Jim Miller has been a part of the UFC roster for over 15 years now and has competed a total of 43 times in the promotion.

UFC CEO Dana White claims that Miller has made millions of dollars during his decade-plus run under the UFC banner.

“When you become a world champion, you become a partner,” White said on The TRUTH Podcast with Vivek Ramaswamy (transcript via Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie). “When you got a belt, you share in the pay-per-view revenue. Boxing does (it too). Whoever is the champion in boxing, you get the lion’s share of the revenue. Here, it’s dispersed through across everybody. We got a guy right now who’s 40 years old, and he’s on this hot streak, man.

“His name is Jim Miller. He’s been around forever. He’s been around since, like, we bought the company, and he’s still fighting. He’s going to fight on UFC 300, and this is a guy who’s been – I guess you could call him a journeyman in boxing, right? If you ask most people, they wouldn’t know who Jim Miller is, and the guy’s made millions of dollars.”

Miller is back in action this April at UFC 300, facing Bobby Green in a lightweight division affair.

White also claims that Miller has made more money in the UFC than he would have if he took the route of a journeyman boxer.

“He’s never made it to that level (of becoming UFC champion),” White said. “Guys that would be considered journeymen in boxing never make that kind of money ever. It’s because we focus on building great fights with great fighters. If you can stay here for a certain amount of time, you make really good money. It supports your family, you can pay your house off. You’re not gonna have $30, 40 million, but you’ll have $6, $7, $8 million, and most people wouldn’t even know who he was.”