Jason Miller: “Have I thought about fighting (again)? All the time!”

Jason Miller: “Have I thought about fighting (again)? All the time!”

It’s been more than a year since middleweight Jason Miller stepped into the ring, calling it quits on his career after losing a decision to C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146 and subsequently getting cut by the promotion. Since then, “Mayhem” has definitely been in the news, though not for reasons relating to his MMA career. Rather, Miller was arrested in a bizarre incident involving a church being vandalized (he was later cleared), also making headlines for a handful of strange interviews and his recent quest to call out UFC President Dana White over the way fighters are treated.

The 32-year old was back at it this week, telling My FOX LA he had to deal with some health-related issues before acting on any interest he might have in returning to competition.

“I’ve got some mileage on me…but yeah, have I thought about fighting (again)? All the time,” Miller exclaimed. “But I’m going through this hassle and that hassle with getting knee surgery. I have to have two knee surgeries. So I’m going to rebuild him, make him stronger, faster and then we’ll talk about it.”

“If I do so it’ll be on my terms, it won’t be with this corporate monarchy. I’m not into it,” he continued. “The UFC’s not a real sport until there’s a union. How quick did Kobe Bryant get his (Achilles) repaired? We have no protection. We’re at the will of one bald-headed Uncle Fester.”

Miller elaborated, saying his next “fight” might actually be one aimed at helping improve health care for his peers. Of course, in standard “Mayhem” form, Miller also did the legitimacy of his plight harm by pulling out a knife during the interview to deface a T-Shirt he was wearing.

No dates were mentioned in terms of when Miller expected to go under a different sort of knife to repair his damaged knees.

4 COMMENTS
  • SBERG says:

    After the way he blew the biggest opportunity he could ask for by being part of the UFC It’s hard to buy into anything he says or does….There was a time I thought the “character” he portrayed himself as was kinda funny but to see he was really a space cadet the whole time was just stupid. Good luck to him, I hope he is serious, I just can’t put any faith in him anymore.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    I don’t think many people can put faith in him anymore, for one his whole comment about the health of fighters. The UFC pays full health insurance for any fighter under their banner, they pay all the drs payments and everything, now if you aren’t under the UFC then ya you’re paying it all yourself which is probably what he’s pissed about.

    If there’s going to be change in how the MMA landscape is for how it handles fighters, it can’t be from him, mostly because every time he makes criticism its against the UFC, not all of MMA.

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  • raker says:

    Love him or hate him, Jason Miller is one of those few who are really able to gather attention when he speaks. It’s too bad that he’s lost credibility with some of his antics but he does have a good point, and his opinions are similar to other fighters that have spoken up.

    The only problem that I see is that he’s complaining about a guy and a company that gave him the ultimate platform to re-launch his career in TUF, and gave him a first class opponent in Bisping. Despite his poor outing, he was given another shot against a journeyman in Dolloway. Another poor showing. His opportunities were there and he failed to perform. He’s been on the outside of the UFC looking in for most of his career so I’m not sure where he gets his grounds to complain. Although, I love the bald-headed Uncle Fester comment… Lol

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  • jjdnb says:

    think of fighting? How about you think of getting back on your meds

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