UFC veteran and submission specialist Cole “Magrinho” Miller updates us on his current status with the UFC, the grand opening of his new academy and his thoughts on Jiu-Jitsu in general. He also makes an exclusive announcement about his future in grappling! Click “Read More” for show notes! 


  • His current status with the UFC
  • Dealing with a hand injury
  • The dangers of getting digits stuck between mats
  • The benefits of taping your hands
  • The process of opening his academy
  • His exclusive announcement about his future in grappling
  • His opinion of EBI’s Combat Jiu-Jitsu format
  • Current grapplers he enjoys watching
  • Watching Rodolfo Vieira train at ATT
  • How he feels his MMA experience would give him an edge in Combat Jiu-Jitsu
  • The evolution of Jiu-Jitsu in his eyes
  • Implementing diverse Jiu-Jitsu techniques into MMA
  • How cross training has helped him in his career
  • The evolution of Half Guard / Half Guard for MMA
  • How his game changes in the gi
  • The De La Riva Guard
  • The importance of believing in your technique / Having a “can do” attitude
  • How Ryan Hall has proved the nay-sayers wrong
  • Purists vs Jacks of all trades
  • How MMA’s current layout has affected Jiu-Jitsu’s efficiency in the sport
  • How shorter rounds in particular have affected Jiu-Jitsu based fighters
  • What he feels is the perfect format for MMA
  • His early attraction to the Triangle Choke
  • Dealing with different body types
  • The value of having a nemesis in the academy
  • His favorite part of teaching
  • His advice for anyone stuck in a rut