Most fighters are thrilled to speak with the media following a win, but UFC featherweight Nam Phan (Pictured) was absolutely ecstatic to see there was an Asian reporter (yours truly) waiting in line for a one-on-one with him after beating Cole Miller at â€śUFC on FOX 4.â€ť
Our off-camera conversation was pretty interesting, but we got some good stuff while the camera was rolling, as well.
The Vietnamese-American broke down his split decision victory over Miller, the bond heâ€™s established with the talented squad at Team Alpha Male, how being humbled by Jim Hettes rejuvenated his career and why he was silently hoping the FOX broadcast would be boring.
Phan bumped his professional record to 18-10 following last nightâ€™s outing.
UFC on FOX 4 took place inside Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Please click the media player below to watch our interview with Phan:
UFC Flyweight John Moraga (pictured) opened up tonight's festivities with a bang
â€˘ Featherweight Bout: Cole Miller vs. Nam Phan
Great combos by Phan early but Miller is just too tall and lanky, he can easily use that reach advantage to, well, his advantage if this goes the distance. Phan is feeling it. He's getting the best of Miller on the toes. Phan is crisp...
The UFC on FOX festivities on Saturday start early, at 5 p.m. ET on Fuel TV. Here's a look at the fighters who will be battling in the Octagon before the main card:
Cole Miller (18-6) vs. Nam Phan (17-10)
In a featherweight clash, the American Top Team product Miller takes on Phan, a recent addition to Urijah Faber's Team Alpha Male camp.
Miller, 28, struggled in his...
Nam Phan scored a split decision victory over Cole Miller last night and he spoke to fight correspondent Marcos Villegas about how worried he was when Bruce Buffer was reading the final scorecards. Phan says Millerâ€™s reach was not difficult to adjust to and he felt that he had landing the more telling blows. He [...]
By: Rich Bergeron
Nam Phan would earn the final decision on the UFC on Fox 4 Card Saturday night from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Phan beat Cole Miller to the punch throughout their three-round preliminary fight, which was the last to be shown on Fuel TV before the Fox card kicked off. It was a brutal striking battle from start to finish with Phan using superior boxing skills...
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