David Teymur Claims Jim Miller Turned Down UFC Fight Night Atlantic City Bout


David Teymur is looking to get on the upcoming UFC Fight Night Atlantic City card and he had an opponent in mind in the form of Jim Miller.

However, according to Teymur, it was the veteran in Miller who turned down the potential bout in Atlantic City.

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“From our side, everything was done,” Teymur told MMA Fighting. “It was from the Jim Miller side. I’m like, ‘I accept the fight and I want to fight,’ so everything was hanging on Jim Miller. And he didn’t take the fight. He p--sied out, I don’t know.”

Teymur hasn’t competed since a decision win over Drakkar Klose at UFC 218, while Miller hasn’t fought since a decision loss to Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo.

If Miller is unavailable, a confident Teymur wouldn’t mind a future encounter with the top ranked Kevin Lee.

“After my fight against Lando Vannata, I heard that Kevin Lee was asking about fights and stuff like that so why not?” said Teymur. “That would be a fun fight.”

UFC Fight Night Atlantic City takes place on Saturday, April 21 from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, while broadcast plans have yet to be announced.

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