The lightweight division is still a whirlpool of madness, and I love it. At one time, there was so much riding on every fight, that the contenders were changing ranks after every UFC event. Since Ben Henderson was finally able to give the division some stability, Anthony Pettis came back and ripped the belt out of his hands to send the division back into anarchy. While I doubt that Pettis is letting go of that belt anytime soon, he is currently on the sidelines due to an injury. That means that the UFC can still pick a contender for when he returns. This is where Jim Miller enters the fray.
Miller has always been a stellar Lightweight, and a fan favorite for brawls with Pat Healey and Joe Lauzon. Miller always comes to the fight in great condition and ready to compete. He is not big on trash talk and looks to out-work his opponents in the Octagon. Although he is coming off of a loss (changed to a no-contest), Miller is still one or two quality opponents away from a title shot. It all depends on how he performs against Fabricio Camoes. If Miller can come out and finish Camoes, he can make a huge statement in the division and throw his name into the title talk.
I think that the time is right for Miller to make his title run. He has a great name and a solid reputation as a fighter. He has been in some wars so the mileage is starting to add up on the body, but he knows he can dig deep when the moment comes. Hopefully, he can put on a performance and get this run started for 2014.