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MILLER EARNS FIFTH MMA VICTORY

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MILLER EARNS FIFTH MMA VICTORY

Eddie Miller punched, kicked and grappled his way to a big Mixed Martial Arts win Saturday night.
“Getting the win shows that all of your hard work isn’t going to waste,” says Miller, whose win came at the expense of Johnathon Williams at Conflict MMA 34 at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston, S.C.
“I’m very grateful to have all of these people around me — (Malachy Friedman) and everyone else at American Top Team — and everyone is willing to help each other. That’s what I’m all about. I want to make someone’s life better. I enjoy it. The greatest thing in the world is seeing someone else accomplish their goals and do something they didn’t think was possible.”
Saturday’s victory was Miller’s fifth overall, but his first since becoming a student of Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Friedman of American Top Team Lowcountry earlier this year.
“Since I’ve begun training with Malachy, a lot of things have changed. I’m more calm and focused on controlling situations. He puts an emphasis on controlling your opponent and being two or three steps ahead of them,” Miller says.
“Having Malachy in my corner is a really good advantage to have.” Miller is looking forward to eventually fighting as a professional, where he can exploit his full arsenal as a fighter. He isn’t sure when he’ll make the transition, but he knows Friedman, a longtime fighter and professor at the famed American Top Team headquarters in Coconut Creek, Fla., will be in his corner.
“It was a really good decision to train under Malachy,” Miller says. “He really cares about what you want to do. He asks you what you want — he’s not going to pressure you — and he helps you get to where you want to be in life.”