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Ross Miller, seen here in his one and only MMA fight on Aug. 18, jokingly tweeted about his contendership for UFC 151. (Marcello Rostagni/www.MarcelloRostagni.com)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Nevada Secretary of State and retired mixed-martial arts fighter Ross Miller offered his services to Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Miller jokingly threw his name in as a contender in the main event of the now-canceled UFC 151 card on Twitter.
In the tweet posted Thursday, Miller addressed UFC president Dana White saying, "Don't cancel #UFC151 yet…I can come out of retirement to take on [light heavyweight champion Jon Jones]."
White announced Thursday that the Sept. 1 pay-per-view slated for the Mandalay Bay Events Center was scrapped after Jones refused to fight replacement challenger Chael Sonnen.
Miller recently capped off a one-fight career on Aug. 18. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound Democrat won his MMA debut in South Lake Tahoe in one of 10 amateur fights. He defeated former high school wrestler Jamal Williams by second round technical knock-out.
Following the fight, Miller announced his retirement.
"Your mind gives you a million reasons to quit and you have to fight through it," Miller told FOX5. "That's why I love the sport and I think it translates into politics also."
Miller said he has trained in three different fighting disciplines to prepare for his one fight.
White has yet to respond to the tweet.
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