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match making for dummies: Miller vs Miller: 2 birds, one name


the last time i made one of these the fight actually got booked! so im gunna give it another go and push my luck.

This past Saturday, Jason "Mayhem" Miller did what many people thought, but what no one wanted to believe, he would do. He lost to perennial bad guy Michael Bisping. Not only did he lose to The Count in his 2nd debut in the octagon, but he lost in a big way. It was hard not to notice his sloppy striking, which would have been more at home in a bar brawl, and it appeared that he had been taking cardio tips from the likes of Phil Baroni and BJ Penn during his training for the fight. And the boss noticed all these things as well. Dana was visibly aggravated at Jason's performance, going as far as hinting that he may not get another fight in MMA's biggest stage. But Mayhem is a likable, marketable, and well known individual, and i sincerely hope that the UFC keeps him on the roster. With that being said, Jason has shown that he can't hang with the top ten of the UFC's middleweight division. His next fight should be against a man more of his caliber, and one who is always willing to put on a show for the fans; basically a mirror image of Miller himself. It's kind of ironic that the man who best resembles miller in these terms also shares his name. Dan Miller is the answer ladies and gentlemen.

Dan miller has long been the UFC's go to guy when they need to fill a fight on short notice.He has been in the cage with some of the best, and has only lost to the cream of the crop, which include Maia, Marquardt, Sonnen, Bisping, and most recently Palhares. With a resume like that, it strikes me as truly amazing that Dan has NEVER been finished in his MMA career. The man is also the owner of a world class submission game ( he holds a win over John Salter via NINJA CHOKE for heavens sake). A solid B class fighter, as tough as they come, and incredibly exciting to watch on the mat. This description fits both Jason and Dan Miller perfectly, and both warriors are coming off of a loss. The fight would be gold, and just seems like, well, matchmaking for dummies.

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