Jason Miller: Mayhem's Firing Is Far from Surprising

Tim Keeney@@t_keenContributor IMay 27, 2012

Photo courtesy of mmainker.com
Photo courtesy of mmainker.com

Jason Miller's fight against C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146 sucked. 

But don't take my word for it. Take current UFC President Dana White's:


Dana White (@danawhite) May 27, 2012

When the president of the organization you participate in is so disgusted with your performance that he's willing to go on Twitter and bad-mouth said performance, it's not a good sign.

White is out-spoken, sure, but after that simple yet obvious tweet, you could see the end was near for Mayhem Miller.

As it turned out, very near. Miller was fired Saturday night (via Yahoo!):

UFC president Dana White is done with Jason "Mayhem" Miller. After losing to C.B. Dollaway in a bout that was booed for being less-than-thrilling and an unknown backstage incident, White said Miller is no longer with the UFC.

Let's be honest. Miller was probably going to be cut because of his performance in the octagon whether or not a backstage incident ever happened.

Mayhem's silly style and antics undoubtedly gained him a handful of fans and immense popularity, but at some point, enough is enough.

On Saturday, Miller was more than disappointed in his loss (by decision) to Dollaway. Once the fight hit the ground, the Doberman was in complete control.

Not only was it frustrating to see Mayhem get pummeled, it was unfortunate to see him barely even put up a fight. To give him credit, it appears he hurt his knee, and he still fought through it, but his most memorable action from the fight, of course, was when he gave Dollaway a noogie. 

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Yes, a noogie. 

And it goes further than just UFC 146.

It's not just Miller's in-octagon performance (he's failed to record a UFC win), but it's his antics outside of the octagon.

It's his crazy haircut. It's him wearing a pink boa and bringing a pink boombox to the weigh-in. It's him wearing a paper bag to UFC 146. 

Eccentricity is fine, but you have to back it up with results.

Brian Wilson of Major League Baseball backs it up. Mario Balotelli, a world football star, backs it up. Terrell Owens, former National Football League star, backed it up.

Mayhem has been backing up his eccentricity, too. Unfortunately for him and his fans, he's been backing it up with losses and boring performances. 

Unsurprisingly, it's time for Jason Mayhem Miller to take his "suckiness" back to MTV.