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UFC middleweight Jason"Mayhem" Miller faces C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146 on May 26 in Las Vegas. He's coming off a very one-sided defeat at the hands of Michael Bisping at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale in December. Dana White called that performance one of the worst he'd seen.
Miller's heard the critics and he's not happy either. The 31-year-old Miller was a guest on Spike TV's MMA Uncensored last night and had the following to say (transcription via MMA Mania):
"I'm on my own chopping block. If I lose to him, I'm quitting! I don't even deserve to be in there! There's not an easy fight. In the UFC, there's no easy fight. He doesn't deserve to be in there with me, and I'll prove it. I'll prove it in under a round, because, we see...I tend to get tired in the second round (laughs). We're both in a similar spot in our career I guess. We're both on the chopping block. That's fine. I'm really happy with that."
That's a bold statement but it's a very logical one. Miller is one of the most famous MMA fighters on the planet thanks to his multiple seasons as the host of MTV's Bully Beatdown and his own tireless self-publicity efforts. He's got a 23-8 record as a professional in a career that started back in 2001. He's never held a major title but he's been in the cage with multiple champions (Georges St. Pierre, Jake Shields, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza) and acquitted himself well.
Mayhem's got nothing to prove except whether or not he belongs in the Octagon in 2012. Looking forward to seeing how he does.