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 MMAWeekly.com White changed course to an extent and said Miller’s actions backstage had nothing to do with being cut.
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