Jason “Mayhem” Miller was on the wrong end of a lopsided blitzkrieg at the TUF 14 Finale courtesy of Michael “The Count” Bisping. In so far as one-sided trouncings go and UFC hype trains being derailed, Mayhem isn’t the first and most definitely won’t be the last fighter to fail miserably when much was expected in a sport as unforgiving as MMA.
Don’t get me wrong, Mayhem isn’t just all hype and no substance—he’s a decent enough fighter, however, sometimes the pomp and pageantry as well as the eliteness of UFC combatants can overwhelm even the best of them.
Even though it’s not overly momentous (it could be if the rumours are true that he’s on the verge of being cut), Mayhem’s unsuccessful return to the Octagon since UFC 52 has to count as a bust.
At present, there are some fighters who have jumped ship to the UFC or have been head-hunted on the pretext of being something out of the ordinary, only to suffer ignominious defeats and sometimes a fast exit out of the Zuffa-based company.
Here’s a look at the five biggest busts currently residing in the UFC.