The head Jiu Jitsu trainer for UFC lightweight contender Nate Diaz, spoke to Tatame.com about where he feels his student stands in the rankings of the 155Lbs division:
“I guess it’s going to be a good fight. Nate Diaz is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC and Jim Miller is a good obstacle to overcome. He has good Wrestling skills and heavy hands, he’s strong. We’re not underestimating him, but I guess Nate is better than him both on the stand-up and on the ground.
I guess he deserves it (a title shot) in case he gets this win. He defeated Cerrone, who was one of the firsts of the line and had a good performance against Gomi and now is fighting another contender. Cerrone is still a top guy, so if Nate can beat up these guys he deserves to be the next challenger.”