Cole Miller suffered a broken hand at UFC Live 5. | Photo: Dave Mandel


Cole Miller got a win at UFC Live 5, but he’s headed for another stint of rest and recovery after breaking his hand during his bout against T.J. O'Brien.

“I just did this. I had a knee injury earlier this year and I wasn’t able to train for nine weeks,” Miller said during a “Savage Dog Show” interview on the Sherdog Radio Network. “I wanted to be able to get a good win like I did and come out unscathed and hopefully get another fight before the end of the year. … But everything’s just going to have to be put on hold. It’s kind of depressing.”

Miller hadn’t fought since January. Now it looks like he’ll only fight twice in 2011.

“I’m pretty disappointed,” he said. “I’m definitely happy that I won the fight. This whole situation would be a lot worse if I had a broken hand and [was] coming off a loss, but I’m not the same usual self that I am after a nice victory. The injury’s definitely making me a little bit depressed.”

Miller submitted O’Brien with a nifty guillotine choke 2:38 into the second round. The submission is particularly impressive when you consider that he broke his hand roughly four minutes into the opening period.

“I’ve been saying it for a long time. You’re going to see all these guys getting broken hands and not because we’re wearing 4-ounce gloves but because all these guys either don’t know how to strike or they’re throwing looping overhands,” Miller said. “That’s a great way to set up takedowns and things like that, but when you’re throwing looping punches and hooking punches, you’re going to be more likely to break something.”

Due to O’Brien’s reach, Miller said he had to throw more overhands and hooks. O’Brien ducked into one of Miller’s right hooks, and the punch hit him on the top of the head, breaking Miller’s hand. Still, Miller found a way to win.

“In the second round I definitely felt the pressure,” he said. “I knew my hand was broke. I felt that sense of urgency that I needed to get the job done.”

Listen to the full interview (beginning at 38:42).

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

GFL Video: Watch Gabriel Gonzaga punch ticket back to UFC with 2011 win

  • 25 days ago
  • 19 views

Gabriel Gonzaga’s second UFC stint has been a mixed bag. After a stretch of four wins in five bouts, Gonzaga slid back to Earth with a three-fight losing skid.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, read news >>

Brian Camozzi Looking to Build on Strong 2016 Start at Friday’s RFA 37

  • 22 days ago
  • 8 views

After a year on the sidelines, Brian Camozzi kicked off 2016 with a win. He intends to build on that at Friday's RFA 37. read news >>

Penne vs. Andrade, Henderson vs. Lombard headed to UFC 199

  • 20 days ago
  • 49 views

A pair of exciting matchups are headed to the UFC’s summer return to the Los Angeles area, with Jessica Penne vs. Jessica Andrade and Dan Henderson vs. Hector Lombard.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

The Complete Guide to UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 views

After 15 months on the sidelines due to his legal troubles, former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones finally returns to action on Saturday night at UFC 197. In his absence, Daniel Cormier won the read news >>

Anthony Pettis says training camp for UFC 197 was freeing after back-to-back losses

  • 13 days ago
  • 11 views

LAS VEGAS – With back-to-back losses, Anthony Pettis might have headed into UFC 197 feeling like he’s been painted into a corner. But he took it a different direction.Filed under: Featured Videos, Ne read news >>

'TUF: Brazil 4' winner Glaico Franca ready to hand James Vick his first defeat

  • 11 days ago
  • 5 views

Glaico Franca has been on the sidelines for more than eight months, and he admits he doesn’t know exactly why. But it’s readied him for tonight’s UFC 197.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Devin Clark vs. Alex Nicholson headed to UFC Fight Night 91 in Sioux Falls

  • 9 days ago
  • 3 views

Fresh of an RFA title-winning victory, Devin Clark is octagon-bound with his debut set for UFC Fight Night 91 in Sioux Falls, S.D. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>