Mayhem retires from fighting: 'I feel like a weight is lifted'


Saturday night at UFC 146 Jason "Mayhem" Miller fought and lost against CB Dollaway. Now 0-3 in the UFC, he was released by the organization.

Moments ago, Mayhem appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, and announced his retirement.

"Yeah, I said I would [retire] and so I am," said Miller "I didn't get the job done and that's what I'm saying. I'm done for right now. Who knows what the future holds but at the same time, what's the point?"

When asked if he was leaving to door open for a possible return at some point, Miller took a long pause, and then said we might as well slam it shut.

"I feel free in a weird way," Mayhem continued. "Like in the strangest way, I feel free and I know that sounds strange when I've devoted my entire life to fighting, but I feel like my life is unlocked for a whole other set of adventures. I don't feel the need to super-impress one person in particular, make them happy. I can focus on making myself happy and I don't have the pressures of a commissioner chasing me around with a piss cup or the pressures of everyone verbally abusing me for my missteps via social media. I feel like a weight is lifted."

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Authority Figure site profile image  

5/29/12 2:23 PM by Authority Figure

I guess you give really great head. I can't figure out why anyone would let you live this long if you didn't. He just spent the last few years on television is one of the most active demographics there is. He's got name recognition. He's humorous. He's comfortable in front of the camera. Let me think. Are any of those things useful in TV? hmm...i guess you're right. He has no chance at all. smh. (stfu)

chaplinshouse site profile image  

5/29/12 1:17 PM by chaplinshouse

 yeah i'd feel free as hell too if i could quit my job and responsibilities.  most have bills though.  he just wants to take the good (which was tremendous.  reality shows, mega cash, fame, women) not the bad (which wasn't that bad.  pee in a cup.  train.  show up on time.  be expected to beat a gatekeeper far less experienced than you).   99% of people have way bigger down sides and smaller up sides.  "oh i'm so free from that torment waaah!"  

MagSlim site profile image  

5/29/12 2:14 AM by MagSlim

Being an 'active UFC vet' does have it's perks. Some sponsorship money if you're a personality. Your can charge more for your bjj school and privates.If you market yourself correctly you can make it worth a decent amount. Whether that's 'worth it' in his case, right now, is a different matter.

Josheo site profile image  

5/29/12 1:39 AM by Josheo

good luck, Mayhem. You were one of the first fighters I quickly became a fan of when I started to watch mma. I thought your style and good-natured, crazy antics were awesome. You truly lived up to your "mayhem" moniker. It's been a blast man. Thanks for the entertainment.

D241 site profile image  

5/28/12 11:29 PM by D241  3 Seasons 24 episodes of his own tv show. YW for the enlightenment  

WikiTheWalrus site profile image  

5/28/12 10:46 PM by WikiTheWalrus

Do you doubt there are alot of lawyers on the UG/OG? You do know there is a whole subforum for all of the lawyers, right?

Nick Fury site profile image  

5/28/12 10:42 PM by Nick Fury

Farewell sweet Prince.

ender852 site profile image  

5/28/12 10:36 PM by ender852

 sucks, i'll always be a fan. i hope he takes a year or two off and gets his mind right and then comes back out of retirement.

Twstd site profile image  

5/28/12 9:46 PM by Twstd

LOL holy stereotypical-non-logical woman. You make sarcastic remarks about people being lawyers and shit, then go on to make your own case about blowing his biggest opportunity and why he should not be on TV. I actually fucking lold at this shit and can picture one dumb stereotypical cunty broad. Please, post some more cuz that shit was ironic GOLD.

D241 site profile image  

5/28/12 9:30 PM by D241

Getting P-A-I-D