Strikeforce fighters Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Scott Smith and Daniel Cormier have recently formed up to help prevent youth bullying. The mixed martial arts trio have forged an alliance with the apparel company and cause organization Kickin’ It, Inc. to do their part.
The “Bullying…We’re Kickin’ It” campaign’s main goal is to bring an end to the bullying by youth and all of the psychological trauma that can stem from it.
Smith and Cormier are all set to visit a variety of schools in the Chicago area while to help spread the good message, while Mayhem prepares for his Strikeforce showdown with Jake Shields in the area on Saturday evening.
Already taking it upon himself to combat bullies on his highly successful MTV series “Bully Beatdown“, Miller was understandably excited to take part in this newest venture, explaining, “I’m enthused to be a part of something like this that’s bigger than just fighting and bigger than just a TV show. I want to bring about positive change amongst the youth in this country and this is a way to do that.”
No stranger to bullying as a child, former Olympian wrestler and one of the top prospects in the game, Daniel Cormier shared Mayhem’s enthusiasm, “I was bullied as a kid so I know what it’s like to be belittled and humiliated in front of my peers,” said the 30-year-old Cormier. “I want to make a difference in the lives of kids who are facing the same things I did when I was their age.”
Smith has two little ones of his own that remind him what he’s doing it for, as he would explain, “It hasn’t happened to either of my kids yet, but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen in the future. It’s something that concerns me and I want to do whatever I can to influence kids in a positive way.”