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“Mayhem” Miller handed his walking papers following loss to C.B. Dollaway, backstage incident

Leading up to Saturday night Jason Miller claimed in pre-fight interviews that he would quit the UFC if he was unable to defeat C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146. In the bout “Mayhem” was looking to secure his first win since 2010, but seemed to suffer a knee injury early in his fight after nearly putting his opponent away with a flurry of punches. Instead, Dollaway regrouped and grinded out the decision victory, leaving Miller frustrated afterwards.

As it turns out Miller will not need to worry about turning his walking papers as the UFC released him immediately after the loss with some sort of undisclosed backstage incident labeled as being non-physical also possibly influencing the decision.

UFC President Dana White was critical of the 31-year old Miller on Fuel TV’s post-fight show, saying, “I think it’s a great idea for ‘Mayhem’ to retire. The guy doesn’t take (fighting) seriously and he looked it.”

In a subsequent conversation with White changed course to an extent and said Miller’s actions backstage had nothing to do with being cut.


  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    Good riddance.

    Sure he will turn up on some third rate promotion here or in Japan, running his mouth and not backing it up.

    Disappointed he never got to settle his issues with Nick Diaz. Prolly for the best as I think it would have ended with an extended hospital stay for Miller.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    If he worried about impressing ppl with his skillet instead of his antics then the fight would have been finished in the 1st but no he got sloppy making the crowd laugh… Next thing you know cb made it out of the rd and miller got a jerked knee.

    Mayhem will probably get his bully beat down show revamped & back on but on spike for 2013 and fight for Bellator here & there… There going to need a shit ton of mma content once 2013 rolls around…. It’s going to be mma wars for viewership come 2013 Viacom / spike tv is def coming out swinging

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  • MCM says:

    I like Miller and feel he may have gotten a bum wrap by getting let go so early. He looked good in the fight with CB, but he couldn’t seem to do anything with his knee. If anyone had ever seen a Miller fight outside of the UFC, you know he’s got a top notch bottom game and is one of the best scramblers in the business. If they can keep Steve Cantwell, who’s riding a 5 fight losing streak inside the UFC, they sure as hell could have kept Miller.

    Ah well. It’s not like he won’t land on his feet somewhere. Maybe Dana will take Rece up on his suggestion of getting a permanent host for TUF and bring Mayhem in for that.

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  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    Miller isn’t entertaining. He reminds me of some stupid frat boy who never grew up and doesn’t realize his tired shtick is annoying, and not funny.

    The MTV crowd may think that stuff is funny so, maybe Bully Beat-off will get renewed

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  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    It’s too bad he couldn’t stick around for a bout with Tom Lawlor.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    i always liked Mayhem, used to love watching his Superbrawl & Extreme Challenge days
    He was still competitive back in 2009 and i genuninely believe if he had been signed to the ufc then he would have impressed a lot more. unfortunately since the Dream MW tourney he really hasnt fought top level enough or often enough or been dedicated enough. gutted, love watching the guy fight, but hate watching him fight like this

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  • Screenplaya says:

    I wish they had kept Mayhem. He took this fight seriously, at least in the gym, as you can clearly see his cardio was where you would want it for this fight. Sure, he mugged for the crowd, but if his knee had been whole, he wouldve won and gained a great number of fans and some respect.

    My guess is that whatever happened backstage was bad enough that Dana was happy to let him go, and then deny the decision had anything to do with it.

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  • Angry Mike says:

    Why keep Dolloway? Mayhem was fighting on one leg and rocked him at least twice. If his leg wasn’t tweaked, Mayhem could’ve followed up and finished. And Mayhem isn’t really a striker.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    They should cut both guys. That was a horrible fight.

    I never understood Miller’s appeal. He was OK coach on TUF, then ended up looking like a rookie in their first fight against Bisping.

    Second verse, same as the first: all talk, no action. I don’t like seeing a guy lose their job, but Miller’s never entertained me. His gimmick seemed a mixture of being forced and the result of a guy who got older but didn’t seem to actually grow up.

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  • MCM says:

    Does anybody watch Bully Beatdown? I stopped watching MTV in ’94, so I don’t know what “crowd” watches it these days. I saw one episode online, the Shields one, and was unimpressed with the entire show.

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  • JabCrossHook says:

    Bully Beatdown was funny when some really brolic Russian guy was too strong for Thomas Denny (the guest fighter) to submit him, and had too good of a chin to be TKO’d in the striking part. Miller wasn’t that happy lulz

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  • Lord Faust says:

    I have no idea who watches Bully Beatdown. I assume the same demographic that watches 16 and Pregnant, Teen Mom and all that other garbage. i.e. I am sure Miller’s cross-over appeal brought anything but the type of viewer MMA wants / needs.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    And an incredibly drunk and / or doped up sounding Miller just announced his retirement on the MMA hour.

    Dude has issues. I hope he sorts them out.

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  • trupert says:

    Does anyone know what happened backstage? (wow, typing that make it seem like I’m asking about professional wrestling!)

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Nothing confirmed. Either he started some shit with an MGM Grand employee over not serving him a drink, or he trashed the warm-up room. Nothing’s been confirmed, however.

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  • fitfreak says:

    Wasn’t he beating Bisping until his cardio ran out at the end of the first round? I still think he’s a decent fighter. He should go to Bellator since Zuffa is obviously done with him.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    I wouldn’t say he was beating Bisping, but he was pressing the action. Bisping is a point… err counter-fighter, so until he smells blood he’s usually backing off. In that fight, though, Miller’s stand-up looked absolutely terrible; winging sloppy arm punches galore and was pretty flat-footed.

    As for that fight, he was at least competitive in the opening round.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I read it wasn’t anything physical that happened back stage.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Yeah, some nonsense about him wanting to wear a gas mask to the ring… To support the troops… Anything’s possible when you’re dealing with such a “zany” guy.

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