The Jason "Mayhem" Miller story has been ongoing since this summer when he was arrested on suspicion of burglary after being found at the Mission Hills Church in California. In the weeks that followed, many worried about Miller since his retirement from MMA.
From the outside looking in, it was the first instance that Miller wasn't handling life outside of the cage as well as he had when he was competing.
Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com had the opportunity to clear the air with Miller in an hour long video that was posted this morning. There were a lot of questions about Miller's mental health after his bizarre appearance on the MMA Hour earlier this month.
Miller and Helwani have known each other for years and Helwani credits Miller as being one of the men responsible for his citizenship. If there is anyone in MMA that could maybe reach Miller and get the truth out, it would be Helwani.
Miller jokes early on about his MMA Hour appearance. He maintains that he was playing a role and trying to pull an "Andy Kaufman" by staying in character. He tries to say that it is Helwani who wasn't able to accept him as an actor, and not his behavior in the interview.
Miller seems to have matured a bit over the past couple of months since the story of the burglary first appeared on TMZ. He has an interesting take on his relationship with UFC President Dana White, who he once viewed as a friend but now sees as little more than a businessman.
Maybe it's just me, but this video doesn't really help explain Miller's recent stint of erratic behavior or the appearance on the MMA Hour. Despite what he says, he seems as wild as ever and still makes some questionable decisions.
I will reiterate this again. I hope that Miller is in a good spot. I hope that this isn't just lip service and that he has found himself in world that is seemingly out to get him. I just don't see it in this video. Maybe, I'm wrong. In fact, I really hope I am. But based on what I saw, I don't think I am.