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Mayhem Miller wins Firing of the Night

Jason Mayhem Miller was on some serious thin ice coming into UFC 146, what with the complete gas-out and trouncing he received in his TUF coach fight. Dana White panned the fight and Mayhem’s performance, then left us hanging for months before finally confirming Mayhem’s continued Zuffa employment with a bout against CB Dollaway.

Well, if you saw how that fight went, you’d probably assume Jason was getting canned for sure. But just to put a bow on that bitch, Miller apparently flipped out backstage too:

“Something happened backstage afterwards … ‘Mayhem’ is done,” UFC president Dana White said, addressing a large gathering of media members after UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. When pressed about the specifics of the situation, White declined.

“Just some [expletive] I don’t want to talk about,” White told (

The word via MiddleEasy’s always accurate* Sunday Morning Rumor Mill:

When CB Dollaway did his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, Mayhem slowly walked to the back of the Octagon and rested his arms on the top of the cage. His head was hung pretty low, so Mark Munoz and Ryan Parsons consulted him inside the cage. They eventually walked out and Mayhem Miller had an ‘incident’ before the post-fight medical check-up with one of the staff members working at UFC 146. Apparently when Mayhem walked backstage after the bout, he sat down against a wall, probably reflecting on his fight with CB Dollaway. Someone backstage (not sure if it was MGM or UFC staff) asked Mayhem to ‘clear the path’ and get out of the corridor. Mayhem either didn’t hear him or simply was wrapped-up in his own thoughts to care. The staff member then tried to pat him on the back in order to encourage him to move. It’s rumored Mayhem Miller quickly got up, yelled at the staff member and then kicked over a table. A few UFC employees questioned why he did it, and apparently he got in a verbal altercation with them.

Following up on that firing thing, Dana White also had some cautionary words for fighters who dare to show too much personality or humor in his organization:

“When you get embarrassed the way he did against Michael Bisping, then you show up in that pink whatever that thing was, I’m not into that stuff,” said White. “It’s not my thing. I guess I don’t really care if guys do it because you see it at weigh-ins all the time. Just take this thing serious. If you want to be a clown do that stuff on your reality show.”

Meanwhile, guys like CB Dollaway can continue to coast along in the UFC with their bland style of completely uninspired dump n hump. Hooray.

It’s unfortunate that the Great Decider of All Things Worthwhile in MMA is such a joykill when it comes to many obviously amazing things in MMA: from hillbilly beards and rat tails to amusing walk-in shenanigans and mid-fight noogies, certain kinds of fun are just unappreciated. Dave ‘Pee-Wee’ Herman was also on the end of one of Herr Dana’s wet towel decrees: they nixed his lovingly selected walk-in music. The Lion King’s Circle of Life.

That’s a Tony award winning song, dude. Maybe the Reverend is onto something with this homophobia angle.

*Not always accurate


    It’s ok to goof around but you need to deliver results. He looked like shit. Back to Japan where the competition is easier I guess…

  • andherewego

    I think the message isn’t that you can’t have personality, the message is, if you act like a clown, and also completely suck in your fights, you’re gone. 

  • Letibleu

    You needs to back tour shit up.

    I hope Mayhem  did have a really bad knee. Otherwise he really sucks.

  • Reverend Clint

    if you are going to act like a fool or as dana likes to put it a fag you need to back that shit up

  • mobius

    he didn’t follow the book and didn’t back it up

  • Mixed Martial Adam

    Dude, “The Circle of Life” won an Oscar too. Great song and it’s a damn shame that Dana nixed it as it’s a pretty inspiring walk out tune. Why does he care what a fighter walks out to?

    …and why does he love 90’s Nu-Metal more than anyone on the planet? Seriously. I want to know.

  • Reverend Clint

    he axes the circle of life but allows rap that you cant hear/understand besides random beats… stupid

  • Giallo

    The noogie was the best action in the fight.

  • ButtHorn

    To tell you the truth, other then whatever happened backstage, I dont think Mayhem messed up all that bad.

    He lost to an arguably top shelf… ish guy in in Bisping.
    And then kind of sputtered along to a decision with Dollaway.
    Who isn’t the best fighter in the world, but a functional mid-roster guy.

    And even though it would also hinge on what he’s getting paid, they’ve let guys skid a lot longer and worse then that.

    Gonzaga skidded forever, and now he’s fucking back again!

    But the truth is, that I cant stand mayhem.

    So I’m glad he’s gone for whatever half asses reason they want to pick.

  • G Funk

    ^ I hated your post.

     I just wanted you to know that.

  • ButtHorn


    Fair enough!

    Your post strikes me as easy with no skin in the game.

    And riposte.

  • Blackula Jonez

    If you want to pull off crazy ring entrances you need to win.

    Look at Tom Lawlor, a fellow middleweight who tries to entertain inside and outside the cage. But when it comes down to it not only does he win but he finishes people, Mayhem could only deliver on the entrance part.

  • Night Rider

    I was hoping for  Mayhem victory but apparently he is completely disease ridden and hopeless… it’s a shame.

    In other news I heard some up and comer Mirko Cro Cop got an impressive win in K1 this weekend. If I only had a proper podcast like the Low Blow life may be halfway decent. I remember the days asking in a mailbag for some “Jake” Sean Connery, now I would settle for Ryan impersonating someone who gives a fuck.

  • ButtHorn


    But thats  true though!

    Don’t be smarty pants, unless you pull it off every once in awhile!

  • iamphoenix

    I hope Butthorn eats poisen.

  • G Funk

    As the resident judge of GAY here at Fightlinker.

    ButtHorn is the God of all who gulps milk.

    And the Captain of all pirates who love butts.

    Who loves breaks of all sentences.

  • frickshun

    Looks like Mayhem came in w/a pretty jacked up knee. I feel bad for him considering his skillset is far superior to CB. But if that’s a serious injury, he isn’t going to be UFC level any time soon (or ever again). So regardless of why he was cut, if he actually has some fights & strings a few wins together, he may very well be back. Mayhem rocked CB w/a couple of good punches, too bad he gassed 3 minutes into the fight or he would have won.

  • Blackula Jonez

    Cap’s last post had my son asking me whats funny?

    I don’t feel to bad for Mayhem, I think his loss had way more to do with his body betraying him when he needed it most more than a lack of skill.
    When your body starts to break down if you can’t get the TRT call it a career.

  • ButtHorn

    Jason “Mayhem” Miller: $45,000

    Yeah, thats too much to pay for that.

  • Giallo

    ^ The pay’s for name recognition not skills.