Saturday should’ve been the biggest night of Jake Shields’ MMA career, but immediately following his victory over Dan Henderson at “Strikeforce: Nashville,” it was the riot that ensued during his post-fight interview that stole the show.
The brawl that went down following their blockbuster main event certainly wasn’t the type of fight CBS and Strikeforce had in mind when they decided to partner for their second primetime broadcast.
Although it was the most action fans witnessed during the televised portion of the extravaganza after all three title bouts went to the judges’ scorecards, it left a devastating black mark on the sport of mixed martial arts.
While CBS play-by-play man Gus Johnson was interviewing Shields, Jason “Mayhem” Miller rudely interrupted.
“What’s up, where’s my rematch?” Miller asked.
That’s when everything started to unravel as Shields pushed Miller, then Gilbert Melendez got into Miller’s face and shoved him, which prompted the Diaz brothers (Nate and Nick) to jump in on the ruckus.
CBS immediately panned out and went to a commercial break as Johnson tried to justify what took place by stating there’s a lot of “testosterone” with MMA fighters.
During the post-fight press conference, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker told the media he hadn’t seen what took place yet, but didn’t condone what Miller did and that there would be “repercussions.”
According to MMAWeekly.com, Miller was asked by Strikeforce to not attend the post-fight presser, however he found the time to Tweet, “Whoops.”
In case you were wondering what UFC president Dana White was thinking after everything transpired …
” 🙂 ” White tweeted.
Here is footage from tonight’s brawl: