After all the pre-fight talk about Dan Henderson’s promotional debut on broadcast television, it was what transpired after his upset loss to Jake Shields at “Strikeforce: Nashville” that has the Internet buzzin’.
Jason “Mayhem” Miller lived up to his nickname and stole the middleweight champion’s thunder during his post-fight cage interview with CBS announcer Gus Johnson.
“What’s up, where’s my rematch?” Miller asked Shields.
For those who don’t remember, it was Miller who Shields defeated to capture the open 185-pound title at “Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers” this past November.
Things started to unravel as soon as Miller approached Shields and his massively large entourage. It didn’t take much to start the emotional wildfire, so as soon as the first shove was given all hell broke loose.
Strikeforce generally receives a decent amount of buzz on the Internet following their events, but after what took place on Saturday night, they’re blowing up – literally and figuratively.
Being the promotion that leaves a bad taste in the mouths of potential MMA fans is nothing Strikeforce wants any part of, let alone having it happen on broadcast television.
Miller was originally scheduled to headline Strikeforce’s June 16th card against Robbie Lawler at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, but that could all be scrapped given his antics.
How Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker handles last night’s atrocity will dictate where the promotion goes from here. He didn’t see the brawl live, however did comment on the fiasco during the post-fight press conference.
“There’s no room in Strikeforce for that type of behavior,” Coker said. “I will not condone and reward that type of behavior.”