We haven’t seen an MMA fight come between a bromance like Keith Jardine / Rashad Evans yet, but it looks like whatever goodwill and friendship Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller and Jake Shields had before Strikeforce: Rogers vs Fedor was destroyed after Shields went the safe route and humped Miller to a decision win.
Now the digital gloves are off on twitter, which has the power to transform political spectrums but seems to mainly be used for high school drama. Now since we all LOVE high school drama, here’s the exchange thus far:
It all began when Miller posted, “Jake, the worst damage you did was give me staph, zit covered leg humper.”
Shields, who captured the vacant belt by defeating Miller by unanimous decision after five rounds, responded an hour later with “You seem upset?,” punctuating the taunt with a link to a photo of himself posing next to a bookshelf filled with championship belts.
“Hugged your way to all those? Let’s do it again, I’ll hold on after the bell this time,” Miller wrote back.
Shields took a cheap shot next at Miller, who was arrested in December 2005 for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s home and attacking her male friend. Miller was later found not guilty on charges of assault and burglary.
“I’m on to bigger & better fights like always. I mean ur last real win was when you beat up your girlfriend and got arrested,” said Shields.
Miller closed the exchange of jabs with “you’re just scared of a rematch, just say it. Or your daddy will say it. Bitch.”
In my opinion, too many people focused on the last two rounds of the Mayhem / Shields fight. Yes, they sucked ass. But the first three were pretty damn exciting, and you’d imagine Mayhem might actually learn how to stuff a takedown if a rematch was set up (a year or more down the road, let’s not get crazy here). Then again, he shoulda fixed that hole after Jacare beat him using it.