'Mayhem' banned from CBS and Showtime

source: 5thround.com

While most pundits professed the obvious answer was written all over the ‘Strikeforce: Nashville’ brawl wall, White confirmed last year’s rumble did in fact lead to Miller’s exile from the San Jose, California based company.

Mayhem Miller had a contract with those guys,” White told a group of reporters following today’s UFC 129 press conference. “Mayhem, he’s banished from CBS for life. He wasn’t being fought because he couldn’t fight on Showtime, he couldn’t fight on CBS, so he was in a bad position.

“So that’s why [we signed him to the UFC].

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Capslock17ny site profile image  

4/29/11 11:00 AM by Capslock17ny

Team Cesar Gracie are not a group of tigers. They are human beings, with self control just like Mayhem did. Mayhem maybe shouldn't have been in the cage, but this isn't the streets. This is national television, and you are a professional fighter. You don't go, "You're talking shit?" and start throwing punches when someone pisses you off during a sporting event. What if NBA or NFL players did the same?If a guy walked into an a group of people and said something smart, and got mauled, would the cops blame the guy for talking, or the group of people who beat him up when far less extreme measures could've been taken? I know that man law dictates that he had it coming, but that's not how the world works. In real life, if someone says something to you, and you crack them for it, YOU fucked up worse. Especially if you do it on national television.

Frantic site profile image  

4/28/11 11:25 PM by Frantic

Some broke the law on national TV and the other was just kind of being a douche to hype a fight... are you serious with this banning.Wow

Chomas site profile image  

4/28/11 7:24 PM by Chomas

he will be fighting for the title soon enough nice work mayhem fuck CBS

el_fantasma site profile image  

4/28/11 7:10 PM by el_fantasma

Man, White sure can say the weirdest things sometimes.

Griffdog site profile image  

4/28/11 6:07 PM by Griffdog

Why hasn't someone romo'd the four horsemen pic on the first page with Nate, Nick, Jake, Gil and Caesar?I am disappoint son.

show no mercy site profile image  

4/28/11 3:41 PM by show no mercy

mayhem has a bachelor's degree in attention whoring and a minor in sub defense

R0CK0 site profile image  

4/28/11 3:36 PM by R0CK0

In regards to Miller not saying anything I'd bet my bottom dollar he signed a confidentiality statement when hired which could land him in serious legal trouble if he spoke about the banning against the wishes of CBS and Showtime

Chris Power site profile image  

4/28/11 3:35 PM by Chris Power

I actually like Mayhem - I find him entertaining and he's an awesome fighter to watch. But this idea that he did nothing wrong in this scenario is ludicrous. Obviously Cesar Gracie's team didn't handle it the right way at ALL, but everyone seems to be forgetting how this started in the first place or simply don't seem to care. But there is very logical reasoning as to why Mayhem is being punished more than the Cesar Gracie camp, and I will do my best to walk you through it:No matter which way you cut it, the event that started this entire thing was Mayhem popping on camera to ask for an unwarranted re-match with Shields. If Mayhem had never did that, there wouldn't have been a single bit of outburst in that ring outside of typical Diaz middle finger-flashing. NO MATTER which way you cut it. I noticed a poster above me said people go into the ring and challenge all the time, but this is TYPICALLY well-agreed upon by the promoter and the fighter and it is understood that this is going to happen as a promotional technique for both parties involved. Mayhem decided that he was going to put his personal interests above that of Strikeforce, Showtime OR CBS and be his OWN promoter - I say this because the reality is that he DIDN'T clear it with the PEOPLE WHO ARE RUNNING THE SHOW - the people who MAKE those decisions in the first place. If he HAD cleared it we wouldn't be having this discussion, and the entire Cesar Gracie camp would probably be on permanent suspension from CBS and Showtime themselves.Now it is true, he didn't KO any security or anything crazy to get there - and the true failing at the end of the day IS on Strikeforce for failing to do anything to stop that from happening in the first place. There were so many people in the ring that night that it was pretty easy for Mayhem to just walk right in. Had Coker been IN the ring, taking direct part in his product this might have never happened as well. But either way, how many stories have you heard of Strikeforce or UFC ever having to tell guys to NOT walk into the ring and challenge champions for fights without clearing it with them first? Probably never, because 99.9% of fighters realize that this is NOT how you go about things and that they'd get in shit for doing something like that without, you know, running it by the FUCKING PROMOTION first.The bottom line is that none of this would have ever happened had Mayhem not decided he was going to go in and try to CREATE an opportunity for himself as opposed to earning one the old fashioned way: winning fights against top competition (oh, my bad. He DID beat an 12-8 at-the-time Tim Stout who had never competed in Strikeforce before the same night Shields fought Henderson, so I guess his 1-1 record in SF spoke volumes in his eyes. Maybe yours too?). If Mayhem doesn't walk in that ring that night, NOTHING HAPPENS. I don't know what's hard to understand about that.No unscheduled walk-in, no fight. VERY simple, I'm sorry I can't break that down into any easier-to-digest forms. Sorry if the words were TOO BIG or anything like that.P.S. I've never watched MTV and I'm Canadian so great assumptions 'mate' :D!

ALL DAY JAY site profile image  

4/28/11 3:21 PM by ALL DAY JAY

I could honestly care less about seeing him fight anyway. Not that he is not a good fighter, but just not a lot of fun to watch. Could care less if he is in the UFC, or never on TV.

norcalmma site profile image  

4/28/11 3:20 PM by norcalmma

after getting banned from cbs, and not fighting for sf for a year, why wouldn't miller come out and say that strikeforce put him in there?