UFC 146 was arguably the most important night in Jason "Mayhem" Miller's career, and it wound up being probably his most disappointing.
"Mayhem" needed a victory over CB Dollaway in order to keep his job with the UFC, and he was unfortunately unable to earn it, losing via unanimous decision.
In the first round, Miller suffered from a knee injury, and although he was able to continue fighting, it stopped him from preventing takedowns and from effectively using his jiu-jitsu.
It might have been possible for Miller to keep his job with the UFC, given that his loss was clearly influenced by the injury, but according to UFC President Dana White "some crazy s--- happened backstage" involving Miller, and he has been cut from the promotion.
The details of exactly what happened backstage are yet to be confirmed.
So, fresh from his release from the UFC, what's next for "Mayhem" Miller?
Retirement seems like a big possibility.
Miller did say prior to his fight with Dollaway that he would retire from MMA if he lost, though he was sure he was going to win at that point. Outside of fighting, "Mayhem" has hosted his own television show, Bully Beatdown, so there are other career paths he could explore.
If Miller wants to keep fighting, he could always go back to DREAM. He has spent a lot of his career fighting in Japan, and the fans over there would likely welcome him back.
If he's interested in staying in North America, Miller could see about signing with Strikeforce. Goodness knows their middleweight division isn't exactly overflowing with contenders.
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