Jason "Mayhem" Miller Apologizes for Post-Strikeforce Brawl

Erik Fontanez@@Erik_FontanezCorrespondent IApril 19, 2010

Strikeforce: Nashville had its share of criticism after the events of Saturday night. 

Unfortunately, the fight card was overshadowed by the brawl between Jason "Mayhem" Miller and Jake Shields, Gilbert Melendez, and Nick and Nate Diaz.

Late Sunday night, Miller posted an apology on his Web site and addressed the situation.

Here is what "Mayhem" had to say:

I would like to formally apologize to CBS, Strikeforce, and all fans of mixed martial arts for my role in the events following the Strikeforce: Nashville event.

In retrospect, my timing could not have been worse to ask for my rematch with Jake Shields, and I take full responsibility for entering the cage and setting off a chain of events that cast a dark shadow on the sport.

I've been a fighter and a fan of MMA for over 12 years, and would never do anything to intentionally tarnish the sport I've given my life to.

In the excitement of the moment I let my emotions run high and made a bad choice that resulted in a debacle, for that, I sincerely apologize.

Classy move by Miller after a classless display in Nashville.

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Hopefully, the MMA world can now move on from this and look forward an exciting summer season of mixed martial arts.

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