Miller and Lauzon engaged in an exciting brawl on Dec. 29 at UFC 155, and the tilt is definitely going to be considered a candidate for Fight of the Year.
“I was able to start landing early, and I got that momentum. Momentum is very big inside the cage. I got that little bit of a lead and just kept the pressure on him,” Miller told Fox Sports following his unanimous decision victory over Lauzon on Saturday night. “We had the game plan of using those low inside kicks, and I’ve been working on my elbows for a couple of years now. I just haven’t really had the opportunity to use them inside the cage, so tonight was a little bit of a coming out party for my striking skills.”
Miller hopes to have a busy 2013, perhaps fighting as often as once every three months.
“I hope I’m very busy,” said Miller. “I had eight months off between my last fight and this one, and that was way too long for me. I like to fight every three months.”
Miller said he was never worried about Lauzon's attack, even as he got caught in a guillotine choke late in the third frame.
“The heel hook was pretty close, but I was able to control his wrist and point my toes up, like slipping out of a boot, basically,” said Miller of Lauzon’s late submission attempts. “The guillotine at the end wasn’t anything I was really worried about.”