Mayhem's back against the wall

by Carlin Bardsley | source:

Despite a cable TV following from his MTV series "Bully Beatdown," over 200,000 "Mayhem monkeys" following him on Twitter, a stint as coach on the previous season of "The Ultimate Fighter" and a slot fighting on the televised undercard of Saturday’s UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Jason "Mayhem" Miller is a man with his back against the wall.

Fanfare surrounded Miller as he entered the UFC last year. The promotion cast him against perennial antagonist Michael Bisping as coaches on their flagship reality show. The show itself came off well for both. 3.5 million viewers tuned in to the Bisping-Miller fight on the TUF 14 finale.

As soon as Miller stepped into the cage however, his value to the UFC plummeted. Mayhem gassed early in the fight against Bisping and spent the next two rounds being used as a punching bag, before being finished off by punches in the third.

White tore into Miller, calling his performance, "the weirdest thing I have ever seen in my life," and comparing Miller's stand-up to "girls from Tae Bo." White openly wondered whether Miller would return to the UFC.

White eventually relented and gave Miller one more chance.

In true "Mayhem" fashion he has gleefully told the media that, "I am looking past CB Dolloway, because I am going to beat him."

The only way for Miller now to get UFC fans to believe the hype is to have his hand raised against Dollaway, or at the very least, put on a Fight of the Night-worthy performance. Because for all his colourful quotes, no one knows more than Miller that an unimpressive performance Saturday night will mean a pink slip from Dana.

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tags: UFC 1467   CB Dollaway (detail)  Jason Miller (detail)  Mayhem   


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Octagon Mom site profile image  

5/25/12 8:24 PM by Octagon Mom

I don't like CB Dolloway simply because of the way he refers to himself as CB Dolloway in interviews.Referring to yourself in the third person is a mental condition I don't have time for.

jacktripper site profile image  

5/25/12 8:21 PM by jacktripper

Personally I think he's funny but that last fight was worst case scenario

8flat site profile image  

5/25/12 6:42 PM by 8flat

Hard to imagine him calling out Nick Diaz back in the Strike Force God...he'd get wrecked.Hope he beats Dolloway though, I'd like to see him stick around.

JerodR site profile image  

5/25/12 6:41 PM by JerodR

Unfortunately Mayhems last fight was obviously did not show what he is capable of. Hopefully he has his act together for this one. Of course I am not a CB fan at all.

JUSTIN KASE site profile image  

5/25/12 6:36 PM by JUSTIN KASE

Did you happen to catch his last fight?

swany site profile image  

5/25/12 6:34 PM by swany

Will not beat dolloway , will get cut

Baby Monkey Guard site profile image  

5/25/12 6:34 PM by Baby Monkey Guard

Get him Mayhem.. But DONT DROP YER FUCKING HANDS AND TAKE BOMBS THIS TIME! Frustrating seeing you just laydown like that, we want you in the UFC.

DanTheWolfman site profile image  

5/25/12 6:27 PM by DanTheWolfman

I wish Mayhem well....(If he doesn't win, perhaps I've got one fight left in me at LHW-so he could take on a much less experienced guy for a change)

xsrg95 site profile image  

5/25/12 6:27 PM by xsrg95

GO Mayhem!