MTG 103: Living The Muay Thai Life with Pro Fighter D.J Miller

The Muay Thai Guy Podcast – Episode 103

DJ miller muay thai fighterTotally dedicating your life to Muay Thai can be a difficult thing to do, especially with it being so difficult to make a living. But the lack of extrinsic reward doesn’t deter fighters like Nak Muay Nation sponsored fighter, D.J. Miller from creating a lifestyle that allows him immerse himself in the sport.

The first day D.J. stepped foot in a Muay Thai gym, he knew that Muay Thai was going to be a big part of his life. Since then he’s had over 30 amateur fights, 12 championship belts and is off to a solid start in his professional career. I had a chance to talk with D.J. about his career including things like:

  • How the movie “The Protector” peaked his curiosity about Muay Thai.
  • Why even as a high school wrestler and experienced grappler, he chooses to stay away from MMA and focus solely on Muay Thai.
  • How his location makes it hard for him to get fights as both an amateur and a pro.
  • Why he chose to fight in so many Muay Thai tournaments throughout the states.
  • The ups and downs of his career and how he was able to overcome a tough KO loss.
  • Why he thinks Muay Thai needs more personality to grow in the U.S.
  • How he able to train in small spurts throughout the entire day with his job.
  • Why he takes it on himself to coach and lead a team of fighters.
  • How he’s able to balance training his team and training himself.
  • His thoughts on weight cutting and why he would rather go up in weight than cut weight.
  • And much, much more!

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And make sure to watch some of his tutorials (like the one below) on the Muay Thai Guy youtube channel!

D.J.’s Southpaw Overhand Jab Technique

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