Dana White: ‘Journeyman’ Jim Miller has made ‘millions of dollars’ in UFC, never would in boxing

According to UFC CEO Dana White, Jim Miller’s long-tenured career has made him millions.

Miller (37-17 MMA, 26-16 UFC) holds the UFC record for most fights and wins in company history. In his most recent outing, he submitted Gabriel Benitez at UFC Fight Night 234. The 40-year-old has competed 46 times in the octagon, earning $50,000 bonuses in 15 of his fights.

“When you become a world champion, you become a partner,” White said on “The TRUTH Podcast” with Vivek Ramaswamy. “When you got a belt, you share in the pay-per-view revenue. Boxing does (it too). Whoever is the champion in boxing, you get the lion’s share of the revenue. Here, it’s dispersed through across everybody. We got a guy right now who’s 40 years old, and he’s on this hot streak, man.

“His name is Jim Miller. He’s been around forever. He’s been around since, like, we bought the company, and he’s still fighting. He’s going to fight on UFC 300, and this is a guy who’s been – I guess you could call him a journeyman in boxing, right? If you ask most people, they wouldn’t know who Jim Miller is, and the guy’s made millions of dollars.”

Miller meets Bobby Green (31-15-1 MMA, 12-10-1 UFC) April 13 at UFC 300 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. While Miller was never a household name among casual fans, White says a fighter like him never could have made that much money in boxing.

“He’s never made it to that level (of becoming UFC champion),” White said. “Guys that would be considered journeymen in boxing never make that kind of money ever. It’s because we focus on building great fights with great fighters.

“If you can stay here for a certain amount of time, you make really good money. It supports your family, you can pay your house off. You’re not gonna have $30, 40 million, but you’ll have $6, $7, $8 million, and most people wouldn’t even know who he was.”

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