Fighting in front of his hometown crowd with the UFC is something Cole Miller has always wanted. Except he can'€™t really enjoy it until after the fight his over.

Miller meets Sam Sicilia at UFC Fight Night: Rockhold vs. Philippou on Wednesday night at The Arena at Gwinnett Center. The native of Macon, Ga., which is about 90 minutes away from here, said there will be '€œhundreds' of people cheering him on. Not that it matters.

"€œIt doesn'€™t make the weight cut any easier, it didn'€™t make my eight-week training camp any easier,"€ Miller told FOX Sports. "€œIt didn'€™t make any of the things I had to do before a fight any easier."

“I don'€™t feel any kind of confidence fighting at home. There'€™s no feeling. I'm fighting Sam Sicilia. That'€™s it. He'€™s gonna try to hurt me and I have to hurt him before he does hurt me.”

Technically, Miller is 'home,'€ but he has to cut a ton of weight down to 145. At 6-1, that's no easy task. His grandmother had a heart attack last week and he wasn't able to go visit her in the hospital. Luckily, she seems to be doing well now.

Miller (20-8), coming off a victory over Andy Ogle in October, knows he can'€™t afford to let any distractions seep into his consciousness. He was extremely intense Monday at UFC media day.

"I don'€™t feel any kind of confidence coming off a win," said Miller, who fights out of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Fla. "I don'€™t feel any kind of confidence fighting at home. There'€™s no feeling. I'm fighting Sam Sicilia. That'€™s it. He'€™s gonna try to hurt me and I have to hurt him before he does hurt me. And that's it."

And being home? It'€™s no advantage, according to Miller. After all, Sicilia has fought Brazilians twice on cards in Brazil. Duluth on a Wednesday night won'€™t likely be comparable.

“€œI don'€™t think some people cheering for me is gonna affect him at all from doing what he's trying to do, which is take my f***ing head off.”

"€œHe's stood toe to toe with fans telling him that he'€™s gonna die on the way to the cage,"€ Miller said. "€œI don'€™t think some people cheering for me is gonna affect him at all from doing what he's trying to do, which is take my f***ing head off."

With that said, Miller doesn'€™t feel any extra burden to win in front of his supporters -€“ the same ones who came to see him compete on the Georgia regional scene back years ago. After the fight, win or lose, he knows he'€™ll get a few weeks at home with loved ones.

"€œI don'€™t feel any pressure at all,"€ Miller said. "€œI just know that I'€™m saving all the emotions and things after the fight for how special this stuff is for me. All of it will be determined by the verdict."