One of the fighters at the top of the UFC middleweight division, Dan Miller received his Jiu-Jitsu black belt this week. The belt was delivered by Jamie Cruz, a Renzo Gracie student.
With 11 wins and two losses on his record, Miller won seven by submission – proof the gentle art is is always present during his appearances. And his first test with his new belt has his work cut out for him.
On February 6 the fighter faces Demian Maia at UFC 109, in Las Vegas. In a conversation with GRACIEMAG.com, Demian is taking his opponent’s skills seriously.
“I’ve watched some of his fights and he’s perhaps the most dangerous guy I’ve faced on the ground. He’s a well-rounded fighter, because he is also good standing. This one will be tough,” he said.