UFC: Is Jason "Mayhem" Miller All Hype and No Substance?

Adam ReiterCorrespondent IIIMarch 1, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 01:  Mixed martial artist Jason 'Mayhem' Miller arrives at the third annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2010 at the Palms Casino Resort December 1, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Jason Miller may best be known for flashy entrances, Chael Sonnen-esque way with words and being the host of MTV's Bully Beatdown.

When you're supposed to be a world-class MMA fighter, its not a good thing that you're not best known for that.

"Mayhem" has had 32 professional fights since his debut in November of 2001. During that time, he's amassed a 23-8 record with one NC, had three separate winning streaks of at least four fights, won championships in two separate promotions, and it all means...nothing.

In the three biggest promotions Miller has fought in (UFC, Strikfeforce, WEC) he is 2-3, and each of the losses were not even close. First, he lost 30-27 x3 to Georges St- Pierre at UFC 52. Four and a half years later, he lost to Jake Shields in a fight for the Strikeforce Middleweight Championship, and a little more than two years later, he got beat up by Michael Bisping for 13 minutes in a TKO loss.

Miller's best wins in his career have come against Tim Kennedy, Robbie Lawler, and Denis Kang. They're respectable opponents, but far from all-time greats. He hasn't actually won a fight since September of 2010, and that came against a guy who's lost six of his last eight. His last win before that was overshadowed by the brawl he started when he interrupted Jake Shields' interview and got into it with the Diaz brothers.

Miller has let his actions out of the ring add to his fame inside of it. If Miller wants to become anything more than a career journeyman, he's going to need to show everyone a side we have not seen before.