Dan Miller took the time to do an interview with Rebellion Media where he talked about his upcoming fight with Jordan Mein, how he sees the fight going, and an update on his son Daniel Jr.
Miller takes on Mein at UFC 158, and this will be Miller’s second fight in the welterweight division. Miller dropped to 170 and took out Ricardo Funch by guillotine choke. He was supposed to face Sean Pierson last year in September, but his son, Daniel Jr., was scheduled to finally get his kidney transplant so Miller exited the bout.
For those that do not know, Miller lost his daughter Alexis the day after she was born due to infection, and his son Daniel Jr. has suffered from kidney problems ever since he was born six weeks early. Daniel Jr. suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease, which has required him to undergo dialysis treatments several times a week since he was diagnosed. With his kidney transplant surgery behind them, Dan Sr. was happy to announce that Daniel Jr. has been doing really well.
Now, with health and family issues on the backburner, Miller is able to focus on his MMA career. At 23-years old, Mein has already compiled a 26-8 record. In a span of nearly 35 fights, Mein has faced some of the best in Rory MacDonald, Tyron Woodley, Josh Burkman, Jason High and Mike Ricci, but this will be his first fight in the Octagon. Miller says the fight with Mein will be “a good fight that will be exciting,” and he expects a “tough fight that will probably go the distance.”