Two days after Jason “Mayhem” Miller incited the biggest post-fight brawl in MMA history, the middleweight issued a formal apology on his website early Monday morning for his inappropriate actions over the weekend.
Here is what the controversial wrestler posted on MayhemMiller.com:
“I would like to formally apologize to CBS, Strikeforce and all fans of mixed martial arts for my role in the events following the ‘Strikeforce: Nashville‘ event. In retrospect, my timing could not have been worse to ask for my rematch with Jake [Shields], and I take full responsibility for entering the cage and setting off a chain of events that cast a dark shadow on the sport. I’ve been a fighter and a fan of MMA for over 12 years and would never do anything to intentionally tarnish the sport I’ve given my life to. In the excitement of the moment, I let my emotions run high and made a bad choice that resulted in a debacle. For that, I sincerely apologize.”
Following Saturday night’s riot, Miller was asked to not attend the “Strikeforce: Nashville” post-fight-press conference – despite being the most wanted man inside the Bridgestone Arena.
Although Miller was never allotted the opportunity to explain himself to the media directly, he did the next best thing by taking to his Twitter and leaving a simple comment for his childish behavior.
“Whoops,” Miller Tweeted immediately after Saturday night’s melee.
Today’s apology is clearly more fitting given the magnitude behind his antics, however it still may not be enough for CBS to risk hosting a third show with Strikeforce – despite announcing a Fall event just moments before the melee ensued.
In case you missed the REAL main event over the weekend, please click the media player below to watch went down LIVE on primetime television: