Height: 6'1" (186cm)
Weight: 156 lbs
Camp: American Top Team
Jeremiah Cole Miller known as Cole Miller (born April 26,1984 in Augusta, Georgia) is an American mixed martial artist, currently competing in the lightweight division in the UFC. He is the WKA Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight Champion.
He trains at the American Top Team academy in Coconut Creek, Florida under Ricardo Liborio. He also teaches mixed martial arts and jiu-jitsu at the self defense academy in Boca Raton Florida (bocamma.com). Miller made his featherweight debut in Shooto, being defeated by Shooto World Champion Takeshi Inoue by unanimous decision, while taking the fight on short notice.Before giving it up to train for MMA full time, Miller was a standout baseball player at Mount de Sales Academy (Georgia) in Macon, Georgia where he was raised. He was also a member of Macon-based Team Praxis, before moving on to American Top Team. Cole's younger brother, Micah, is also a professional mixed martial artist with the WEC promotion.
Cole Miller was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 5 show, featuring lightweights. He was a member of Jens Pulver's Team. Cole won his preliminary fight on the show against Alan Berube by Triangle Choke in the first round. Cole was defeated by Joe Lauzon in the quarter-finals of the competition. The loss, though, was somewhat controversial due to an illegal strike to the back of Cole's head. Cole appeared obviously dazed by the illegal strike and was given time to recover. However, when action was restarted, it was clear the Cole was still feeling the effects of the strike. Joe Lauzon capitalized on Miller's depleted state and won the fight.
Since then, Cole was able to win his bout on the Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale against Andy Wang. Later he moved on to beat Leonard Garcia at UFC: Ultimate Fight Night 11. His winning streak came to a hault when he lost to Jeremy Stephens by TKO in the 2nd round. On July 5th, 2008 Cole submitted brazilian jiu jitsu black belt, Jorge Gurgel, with a triangle choke in the 3rd round.