Just two scraps into his second multi-fight contract with the UFC, Jason “Mayhem” Miller has once again been released. UFC president Dana White confirmed Miller’s departure on Saturday night.
However, the middleweight’s lopsided loss to C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146 wasn’t the primary reason White cut him. It was what took place behind closed doors that sent Miller to the unemployment line.
“Some crazy [expletive] happened backstage I don’t want to talk about,” White vaguely said after the post-fight press conference. “Mayhem is done. He’s gone.”
White wouldn’t elaborate on what exactly went down in the locker room. However, during FUEL TV’s post-fight show, which was filmed prior to the presser, he was asked if Miller should be held to the pre-fight promise he made of retiring if he lost to Dollaway.
“I think that’s a great idea,” an irritated White deadpanned. “The thing is with ‘Mayhem’ Miller, his last fight was embarrassing that he had with Michael Bisping after his season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’ Then he still comes out with pink [expletive] on [at the weigh-ins] or whatever the hell he was wearing.
“The guy doesn’t take it serious and he looked it tonight.”
Miller owns a respectable 24-9 (1 NC) professional MMA record, but was unimpressive in his last two outings. He was initially dropped by the UFC after his unanimous decision loss to Georges St-Pierre in April 2005.
White considered handing the 31-year-old his pink slip following December’s defeat to Bisping, but he ultimately decided to grant Miller a reprieve.