Jason "Mayhem" Miller and the 10 Most Notorious Incidents in MMA History
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If you've followed Jason Miller's career, then you would understand why his nickname "Mayhem" is so appropriate for this off-the-wall character.
During his tenure in the world of mixed martial arts, Miller has been a part of some noteworthy moments in the sport, both good and bad.
However, it's his run-in with the Cesar Gracie crew during the now infamous Strikeforce in Nashville event that has garnered him the most attention.
Here, we will take a gander at that oh-so-notorious moment as well as a batch of others that have now become a part of MMA history.
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Paul Daley Punches Ticket out of UFC
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Serving as the co-main event of the evening, both Daley and Josh Koscheck were fighting in a No. 1 contender battle where the winner would face champion Georges St-Pierre at a later date.
Koscheck, a former NCAA Division I wrestling champion, took the Brit down time and time again, frustrating the striking ace with his grappling skills.
In the end, Koscheck was awarded the decision, but not before evading a post-fight Daley punch.
The Brit was apprehended by referee Dan Miragliotta and later expelled from the UFC by head honcho Dana White.
Dennis Hallman's Shorts
Jump to the 2:00 mark.
It doesn't take much to piss off the boss, but how did anyone think that wearing speedos inside the Octagon would be the best course of action?
Well, Dennis Hallman pushed the limits at UFC 133 last August where he donned a pair of speedos that would even make the most prestigious swimmers cringe.
He was subsequently pounded out by Brian Ebersole in the first round.
Mark Coleman vs. Chute Boxe
We all know the infamous Nashville incident and even the EliteXC near-melee some years back, but one of the earliest all-out brawls happened under the PRIDE banner.
Moments after Mark Coleman had defeated Mauricio Rua (via TKO, broken arm), the entire Chute Boxe clan came storming into the ring to protect their boy from further damage.
Nick Diaz vs. Joe Riggs II
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Nah, don't worry. You can't find this particular rematch on any VHS or obscure DVD out there.
At UFC 57, Joe Riggs took on the young-and-talented Nick Diaz, where "Diesel" earned the decision win over the Stockton, Calif., native.
Both men were rushed to the hospital after the grueling three-round battle ensued.
During their stint in the hospital, both Diaz and Riggs went at it again, where security later intervened and cooler heads prevailed.
Nick Diaz Pulled from Title Fight
After no-showing several press junkets for UFC 137, Nick Diaz left UFC Prez Dana White with little options.
The October event was slated to be Diaz's initial return to the Octagon where he would be taking on champion Georges St-Pierre for the title.
However, after failing to live up to his commitments, Diaz was pulled from the bout and later replaced by Carlos Condit.
Gilbert Yvel KO's Ref
Though he's since changed over a new leaf, back in the day Gilbert Yvel was a man that very few people wanted to fight.
It wasn't just because the dude was a nasty kickboxer with some vicious power, but it was mostly his affinity for the strange.
Several times, has the Dutchman been DQ'd from some fights over the years, however his most notable loss among the bunch was this one, where he rocked and dropped a referee mid-fight.
Rampage vs. Wanderlei Brawl
We all knew about the heated rivalry between Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva.
The bad feelings extend all the way back to their first meeting in 2003 under the PRIDE banner, though the bad blood came to a boiling point long before.
After knocking out Kevin Randleman, Jackson took advantage of the spotlight by calling out the then-champion in Silva.
"The Axe Murderer" took to the ring and approached Jackson. A shove set things in motion, as the two men were restrained by the many surrounding officials.
Tank vs. Cabbage Brawl
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At UFC 45, Wesley Correira, aka "Cabbage," defeated Tank Abbott via TKO, due to a cut.
Cabbage was seen celebrating in the middle of the Octagon after the fight, though Abbott's fellow cornerman didn't take kindly to the gesture and words were exchanged.
Moments after, a brawl broke out between the two opposing camps, though referee "Big" John McCarthy and Chuck Liddell—who jumped over the cage as he was sitting on the sidelines—quickly intervened and settled the matter at hand.
Diaz vs. Noons Brawl
Soon after TKO'ing veteran Yves Edwards, the defending EliteXC lightweight champion KJ Noons was propositioned for a rematch with the world-renowned Nick Diaz.
Their initial endeavor saw Noons TKO Diaz in the first, after rocking and dropping the Californian several times before doctors stopped the fight due to several lacerations on Diaz's face.
After suffering the loss to Noons, Diaz had secured two straight wins and looked to be the No. 1 contender. That is, until Noons asked the supportive Hawaiian crowd if his nemesis was worthy of the title shot?
Needless to say, the crowd disagreed. And then, all hell broke loose.
Jason Miller vs. the Entire Cesar Gracie Clan
Seems like Diaz is taking up a lot of headlines here, doesn't it?
Well, it's his penchant for always getting into trouble that keeps him as relevant as any fighter out there.
After Jake Shields had upset Dan Henderson in April 2010, a former foe in Jason "Mayhem" Miller took to the cage and asked Shields for his rematch.
The pair initially met months earlier, when Shields earned a decision win over Miller.
Mayhem's intentions were good (sort of) but his poor execution left a bad taste in the mouths of the Cesar Gracie clan, who gave Miller a thorough beating live on CBS.