A man of his word – Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller had vowed to end his career in mixed martial arts, should he lose to C.B. Dollaway, and has now done so. It was a fight that looked to be ‘in the bag’ for ‘Mayhem’ as he stumbled the wrestler twice. ‘The Doberman’ refused to stay down though as he turned to his wrestling to take the unanimous decision. Following the loss, we heard from UFC President, Dana White that Miller was released from the UFC. Not just for his 0-3 record, but for his antics backstage.
Yeah, I said I would [retire] and so I am said Miller. I didn’t get the job done and that’s what I’m saying. I’m done for right now. Who knows what the future holds but at the same time, what’s the point?”
As for the ‘backstage incident’ that White referred to, as you can guess, it involved his ‘git-up’ in which White had been disapproving of. Miller voices discontent over a lack of mutual respect from his former employment.
It was my mask. Burt [Watson] suddenly started yelling about my mask. I had a gas mask for the troops underneath my paper bag, and Burt started telling me right as I’m walking out for the fight. I’m trying to get focused instead of arguing about a paper bag. Maybe it was my fault. I thought we had an understanding once I start walking out to the cage and then now I’m working, but obviously we’re not on a playing field of mutual respect.”
Miller went on to express a weight being lifted as he walks away from the sport. From the sound of it, the satirical entertainer felt smothered, and constantly disrespected by the keepers of the sport.
“I feel free in a weird way. Like in the strangest way, I feel free and I know that sounds strange when I’ve devoted my entire life to fighting, but I feel like my life is unlocked for a whole other set of adventures. I don’t feel the need to super-impress one person in particular, make them happy. I can focus on making myself happy and I don’t have the pressures of a commissioner chasing me around with a piss cup or the pressures of everyone verbally abusing me for my missteps via social media. I feel like a weight is lifted.”