It’s like pandemonium now, I’m not even kidding. Everyone in that age range knows who I am, 14 to 25 I guess. If I’m not wearing a beanie to cover up my ears and my hair, every kid stops and points at me. It’s really crazy. It’s not like being “Ultimate Fighter” famous. It’s like being normal famous. Even if they don’t know who I am, their friend knows who I am, and they slap him and go, “That’s the guy from Bully Beatdown.” I get people screaming, “Bully Beatdown!” and I get it nonstop…It’s getting into being annoying. It’s cooler when I’m in a room full of girls. I don’t mind. I knew what I was signing up to. I didn’t realize it would be this crazy. But, at the same time, it’s cool too because I’m just training for fights so I’m just kind of hiding in my house all the time. I’m not getting it as bad as I would if I was out partying every night. I was training during filming, too, but only one time a day. Then when I was finished at the end of February, I went back to training two times a day and training real hard.
–Jason “Mayhem” Miller tells Sherdog how the Bully Beatdown has made him famous overnight, at least to the MTV crowd.
Robert Joyner raised a good point the other day. With Mayhem attracting all this new attention, why isn’t Strikeforce going after him? Good question, seems like a no-brainer. Not only would be a solid addition to their middleweight division, he’d also have high schoolers across the country begging Mom and Dad to get Showtime.
Well, Scott Coker’s a smart guy. I’m sure he’s got his eye on him, but for now, Mayhem has a possible rematch against Jacare for the DREAM middleweight title and a fight this Saturday night against Kala Hose in Hawaii to keep him busy.