Cole Miller (18-5) was just one of the many men to receive a medical suspension following his winning effort against T.J. O’Brien (16-5) at UFC Live 5. Initially suspended for just 30 days, it appears “Magrinho” will see the sidelines quite a bit longer than a month: the American Top Team product reportedly broke his hand before the first round of the bout had drawn to a conclusion.
Despite breaking his hand early, Miller got to work right away in the second frame, battering O’Brien with a varied arsenal, before sinking a fight-ending guillotine choke midway through the round. The bout with O’Brien marks only the second fight Miller has notched in 2011. Unfortunately it will be his last.
Having just rebounded from a knee injury that left Miller out of commission for months, the news of the official diagnosis must come as a heart breaker for Miller, who’s failed to secure solid momentum and a steady fighting schedule for some years now; the man’s fought just twice a year, each year, since 2007. Not exactly a fight schedule that affords major advancements in one of the most talent rich divisions in the sport, now is it?
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