Jim Miller, a member of the UFC’s lightweight roster, was very outspoken this week in regards to the running of the New York City Marathon on Sunday.
As everyone knows by now, NYC – and the rest of the East Coast – was hit hard on Monday by Hurricane Sandy. The storm has left many still without power several days after the initial blow.
Organizers planned on running the 26.2-mile race which brings in over 47,500 runners on Sunday in the heart of New York City. However, Mayor Michael Bloomberg pulled the plug on Friday, and Miller was pleased with the decision.
“Yes, the city is not in recovery yet,” said Miller, when asked about his opinion on the cancelling of the race by FightLine, “its still in triage.”
Earlier this week, Miller posted on Twitter, “Still having the NY Marathon this weekend? Really? All the man power and supplies for the ‘race’ could do a lot 4 some victims. (Expletive) up.”
Over 30,000 of those 47,000-plus runners come to New York from other areas of the world to race. Normally, the event draws better than a million spectators.
Miller (21-4) has posted a 10-3 record since joining the UFC. He was topped by Nate Diaz in his last fight.
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