Tim Miller, a world-renowned journalist based out of San Antonio, Texas, said on Sept. 1 in an exclusive interview with Long Island MMA Examiner Eric Holden that he has left MMA Jam for a new opportunity to report on mixed martial arts news for www.MMAExplosion.com.
Miller is the founder, creator and main content producer for the site.
He has been extremely busy working on the site, but he kindly took a few minutes from his schedule to answer questions about this new endeavor.
Here's what he had to say:
Q. Most MMA fans know you from your work with MMA Jam. What made you decide to leave them to start your own site?
Miller: I just felt it was the right time. Just like with my fiction which I publish myself, I like to have complete control of my content. So I feel this will just give me more freedom to do what I do best.
Q. What can fight fans expect to see from the new site?
Miller: A lot of the same things I did with Jam, fighter interviews, fight coverage, news updates. Though I will spend more time on amateur and up and coming fighters. I'll still cover UFC and major promotions, but want to really show new talent. As well as supporting cast in MMA, officials, announcers, cutman.
Q. Many people already know your backstory, how you lost a lot of weight from training in MMA. Are you still actively training in the sport?
Miller: I haven't for a few months. I was ill for a bit. Now I don't have health insurance. In the past I had broken ribs training, and some sprained wrists and a rolled ankle. I don't want to risk another injury and not be able to get it treated. I'm old and delicate.
Q. Who are your favorite fighters?
Miller: Favorite is probably Josh Barnett, he's always been a blast to watch. Favorite female fighter is probably Jessica Eye. However, neither of those two takes anything away from anyone else. I have lots of favorites.
Q. You've been doing this media thing for a while now. Who has been your fighter interview so far?
Miller: Jessica Eye was a blast to interview, and cutman/girl Swayze Valentine was great to talk to as well. However, everyone I've spoken to has been great.
Q. Thanks. I'm sure fight fans will love the great content at MMA Explosion.
Miller: Thanks for the time.