Undefeated prospect Mo Miller has produced highlight-reel finishes in the past, but his TKO slam victory over Regivaldo Carvalho last Friday at LFA 96 got far more attention. Including from UFC bantamweight Aljamain Sterling.
Excellent performance last night! CLINICAL wrestling performance! .@mo_milla
— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) December 5, 2020
“I didn’t think [the finish] would get that much of a response,” Miller told Cageside Press recently. “Because I did that before and it didn’t go viral or anything but I guess since this is a bigger platform, more people seen it. Aljo [Aljamain Sterling] shouted me out. I don’t really know him. So I think that’s cool.”
Miller (5-0) picked up his second-straight victory under the LFA banner with his TKO finish on December 4. In September, the 28-year-old submitted previously undefeated Mando Gutierrez at LFA 90.
The Strong Style Fight Team member, who trains with Stipe Miocic, got a nice message from the current heavyweight champion after the victory.
“[Miocic] texted me right after the fight,” Miller explained. “It’s validation, you know what I mean? Because I don’t get those texts every day.”
“Mo Show” understands the implications with a win like that and that’s why he’s staying ready during the holidays.
“I’d like to return February or after February, not too much longer if that’s LFA,” Miller said.”If it’s a bigger promotion, I’m ready when they call. No matter what I’m going to eat on Christmas and then I just lose the weight the next day. I’m definitely not going to get too much heavier. I’m gonna stay in decent striking range of my weight. And I’m just gonna enjoy myself and I’m gonna stay ready. It’s possible an opportunity could come. I don’t want to be out of shape.”
Watch our full interview with LFA 96 star Mo Miller above.