Juliana Miller claims Bobby Maximus, a TUF 30 teammate, was not “loyal” to the team or his wife
According to Juliana Miller, Bobby Maximus was not ‘loyal’ to the TUF squad or his wife.
Juliana Miller claims she received a lot of backlash after speaking up to teammate Bobby Maximus about supporting the women on the opposing team in The Ultimate Fighter 30, Episode 5. But now that her own episode (6) has aired, showcasing her as a real person rather than just a terrific fighter, she claims she’s finally starting to get some love.
Miller told FanSided, “Oh my god, it’s great.” Finally, people stopped hating on me, and I’m finally getting a taste of what it’s like to be loved by the masses. “So that’s quite cool.”
Miller is still unhappy with how her meeting with Maximus went, and she has made some accusations about his behavior that have not been made public.
Miller’s whole quotation has been used due to the gravity of the comments.
“So on Bobby’s episode before mine, I have gotten endless hate about being a hater and how all I do is project my insecurities, that I’m a complainer and I’m insecure and, you know, they only showed a very small glimpse of what was happening every morning in there and I feel it was very unfair,” Miller said.
“The cameras caught every single morning for two-plus hours, Bobby and Brogan [Walker] having their little snake box chats. There was points where Brogan had her legs wrapped around Bobby, there was so much more going on.
It’s not just like he was being nice to everybody. He was not just being nice to everybody. He had a special connection with Claire [Guthrie] and Brogan. And even Kaytlin [Neil], he loved the pretty girls, he would spend so much time helping them.
And I wasn’t the only person who felt this way. If you look back and you see the interviews from everyone on our team, they showed Zach saying ‘she is just a complainer’. Well, what about what Hannah said?
What about what Laura said? What about how Mo felt about this situation, because I can tell you right now, I was not the only person to feel this way about Bobby’s actions. And just like Bobby said, in my episode, I aired my concerns to him, and he just did not give an F. And he still kept doing exactly what he was doing.
He didn’t care if that made anyone else uncomfortable, because his little romance that he had going on with Brogan and Claire was more important to him. And you know, when the six weeks is done, he’s not going to get to see his little girls anymore. And so he took every opportunity he could to hang with them and help them and she didn’t care about our team at all.
And, to me, that’s very offensive. It’s like, bro, I get it that, you know, I’m not as pretty as these girls, or that their energy matches yours better. But you’re married, you know what I mean?
Like you should be focusing on yourself and winning your fights in here and not these other girls, instead of working hard on himself, and instead of working hard on him improving his game and his opportunity, he spent all his time working on them, which to me is really lame.
And it really showed in his performance, what kind of heart he has, because he went out there and didn’t leave it all in the cage and got beat up. So you know, all these people are out there just throwing so much hate on me about how terrible I am. But they didn’t see the flip side of the script of what everyone else in there thought about how I wasn’t the only other person that felt this way.
There was girls on the other team like, man, why is Bobby always hanging out with us? Like, what is he doing? So, you know, I felt really offended by it, kind of how the producers put that together. And I’ve just been getting attacked nonstop for it. And, you know, luckily, the way that they projected it maybe spared the wife’s opinion of what Bobby had going on in there.
But as a married man, I just believe that you should be focusing on yourself like all the other guys did in there. You know, like, Zac, didn’t have morning meetings with every single female in there. And you know, Zac was on the same team as Claire’s.
Claire is on the same team. And never once did he just wake up and chase her around the house all morning. It wasn’t like that. It was only like that with Bobby, which to me is both crazy and incredibly rude.
So, you know, maybe the truth will come out one day, maybe the world will continue to hate me for being a complainer because that’s apparently all I did in there. But yeah, that’s what I have to say about that situation.
And hopefully, more videos and the truth will come to light so people can see what kind of attitude you really did happen.”
Given her history with Maximus and their connection, one would assume Miller’s victory over Guthrie would make the victory a little sweeter.
That wasn’t the case at all.
“It was all about me at the end of the fight,” Miller explained. “It had nothing to do with Bobby; at the end of the day, you’re doing this for you.” I just think it shows a lot of character when someone on your team expresses worry and you basically give them the middle finger and say, “Hey, F you, I don’t give a damn about how I make you feel.”
I’m just doing what I think is best for me, ‘and I understand; I was doing what I thought was best for me at the time. But I was not being a traitor by devoting all of my attention to the opposing team. Not a single one of the boys or gals.
I talked to myself and stayed with my team, and loyalty is something he definitely lacks. Not to his wife, his team, or, most likely, his family or employees.
I’m not sure. People’s attitudes, on the other hand, will come up, in my opinion. But that victory didn’t seem any different because of the Bobby turmoil. I’m really irritated by how cruel the general public has been to me since they haven’t heard the complete story. “
Maximus had not responded to FanSided’s request for comment as of press time.
One advantage of being in the TUF house is that the fighters are not exposed to the internet, social media, or outside communication.
“Not having to deal with social media was extremely liberating,” Miller remarked. “At first, it was strange because I felt completely cut off from the rest of the world.” We may not be able to visit our friends every day, but it’s quite simple to click a button, watch their tale, and say, “OK, this is what they’re doing today.”
It’s intriguing because it’s liberating. Simultaneously, you feel as if you’ve been left out. And you’re completely unaware of what’s going on in the world. Not just with the media, but with the entire globe. When we left, petrol costs had risen by $5, and all this weird material about the COVID vaccine had surfaced. And it was as if we had walked out of that house into a whole different universe. “
After losing their first bout, Juliana Miller had another chance to fight Claire Guthrie
In May 2021, Miller and Gutherie fought under the Invicta banner. Miller lost a tight decision in the bout, which Miller’s coach and UFC bantamweight champion Julianna Pena believed she had won.
So you’d think she’d be pleased to receive the rematch when it was announced she’d be battling Guthrie in the first round.
“Quite the contrary,” Miller stated, “I wanted to rematch with Claire.” However, I was not immediately interested. Claire and I were supposed to meet in the finals or semi-finals, right? ‘Hey, who?’ Julianna asked as she placed me down.
“Who would you like to fight?” says the narrator. I named every girl in the house except Claire.Anyone I wanted to fight had to have Claire’s last name. When it came down to it and we were forming teams, she said, “Listen, we think you’d be our one, so we think you’d be able to beat her again.” And it’s not always about getting what you want.
It’s in the best interests of the team, and it’s in the best interests of our team for you to go out there and eliminate their number one. ‘ And, although it’s embarrassing, I cried. Not in the way that a newborn cries, but in the way that she told me I’d be fighting Claire. I cried so hard that my eyes started to flood. I had to take pleasure in slowing my heart rate.Faced with Claire, I was afraid. Claire is a formidable opponent.
She is the one in our division with the most reach. Claire has a longer reach than Julianna and Amanda Nunes, but she is shorter than them, and even though she is shorter than they, she is just longer. Her hands are enormous. She is a formidable opponent. She’s a well-rounded individual. And I didn’t want to lose to her again.
So that’s not something I’m looking for right away. She was my final opponent. We both said, “Come on, let’s get in a practice battle before we go to war again.”
Do you get what I’m saying? My coaches, on the other hand, did not see it that way. And all I did was look at them and say, “Whatever you say, I’ll do,” as if to say, “You say leap, I’ll jump, I’m here for it.” So I just put my faith in them and everything worked out. “
She couldn’t write about her victory or feel happy about it until she won the rematch and impressed UFC president Dana White.
“It’s only in my thoughts,” she explained, “knowing that I got that back.” “That gave me more pleasure than anything any of these individuals could say, favorable or negative.” After the first loss, I was really critical of myself.
But, more than anything, I built a friendship with Claire, and I believe she is one of the division’s most powerful and fierce women. She’s nearly impossible to get a hold of. I tried everything I could to finish her, but I couldn’t.
She reciprocated by doing the same for me. It’s a fantastic feeling to be able to have a war like that. Because a war can’t be fought with just one athlete.
There, it takes two to tango. And she, like me, put her best foot forward. So now that we’re buddies, it’s quite amazing. We’d like to train together at some point in the future. As a result, it’s pretty great.