Jason “Mayhem” Miller (23-7) released an apology this morning for his actions following Jake Shields Post fight victory. Mayhem entered the ring looking to request a rematch of Shields, but the manner of Mayhem’s sudden interruption was taken as disrespect by the Gracie camp which led to an all out brawl on Saturday night CBS.
Jason Mayhem Miller released this on MayhemMiller.com:
“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.”
Click here for original Strikeforce Nashville video brawl