Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Discusses His Release, Retirement From UFC

Jason “Mayhem” Miller claimed in lead-up interviews that if he was unsuccessful against C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir that he would retire from MMA.

Well, the UFC went ahead and released Miller following the decision defeat, and even made mention of a backstage incident involving Miller the night of the card.

Recently, “Mayhem” was a guest on The MMA Hour where he talked about his retirement and the incident in question.

“Yeah, I said I would (retire) and so I am. 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 incident, Miller said, “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 started walking out to the cage and then now I’m working. I wish I could have heard about it before it would be easier to deal with. But here I am walking to the cage and suddenly I started getting yelled at. I’m like, ‘What, I’m trying to focus here.’ Whatever. Thing don’t always go the way you want. That’s life.”

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  • Quardy

    What about his knee? Any info? Was he fighting injured?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kong-Morten/1133045799 Kong Morten

    He sort of eluded to it during the Interview, and that he chose to fight anyway since he needed to get paid. But as with many fighters they dont want to make excuses for losing so he quickly changed the subject.
    He also mentioned he intended to retire wether UFC had cut him or not.
    What I am really worried about is what he is going to do to himself, it really sounded like the loss was hard on him

  • i like sexy time

    Hes crap good job hes gone

  • Guest

    cmon Mayhem has been a fighter Ive enjoyed watching and have been waiting for the ufc to finally bring him back in but after this Im upset and not at the fighter.  He is a good guy and has taken too much crap from stupid fickle fans who probably are 12 years old or worst just act like they are that young!  grow up and learn something bout respect.  and quit acting so gay with all your sexy this sexy that , you sound like a fagel

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