Jason "Mayhem" Miller walks into UFC 146 as a man who is out to justify his identity as a UFC performer inside of the Octagon.
In his last fight that took place against Michael "The Count" Bisping on The Ultimate Fighter Finale featured main event. Miller came out and seemingly performed as he said he would, dominating the first round against the Brit. What followed was somewhat of a complete shocker: a fatigued and exhausted Mayhem Miller getting picked apart by a pouncing Michael Bisping until the bout was stopped in Round 3.
Needless to say, that has left a bad taste in Miller's mouth and there is only one cure—redemption.
Embarrassed, angered, and wanting to prove that he is indeed a top-level performer, Jason Miller has taken all the necessary steps to right his wrongs.
Revamping his entire training camp and endurance program and conforming to a diet designed by Krzysztof Soszynski, Miller looks to be in the best physical shape of his career.
Not only does he look in great shape, he appears focused and determined to make short work of C.B. Dollaway in order to erase any doubts or question marks that anyone might have labeled upon him.
In more simpler terms, Mayhem isn't going into this fight with any intention of losing.
Miller seems to be very confident heading into UFC 146, and he should be. A veteran of 36 contests with a record of 27-8-0-1 NC, Mayhem is the more seasoned fighter.
Confidence is especially important in a case where possibly two men enter and one man leaves. This isn't only on simple terms as a winner and a loser, since quite possibly the latter will be released from any future UFC obligations.
Miller is a slight favorite heading into this contest, but with his preparation and focused mentality, don't look for him to be playing any games on Saturday night. Mayhem is determined to make a statement to Dana White and the entire UFC Middleweight division.