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UFC Middleweight Jason "Mayhem" Miller came into UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir under a cloud only to get buried by C.B. Dollaway who smothered Miller from the top position. Miller, the host of MTV's Bully Beatdown, is probably the best-known 0-3 fighter in UFC history.
UFC 146 Results: C.B. Dollaway defeats Jason "Mayhem" Miller via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28x2).
UFC President Dana White has made it clear that Miller won't get the chance to improve his record with the promotion either.
Although his overall MMA record is a more than respectable 23-9, Miller has struggled in the Octagon. He lost to future Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre in a one-sided bout back in 2005. Half a decade later he again performed very badly against Michael Bisping in his first UFC fight in six years after coaching against Bisping on The Ultimate Fighter. Mayhem's performance in that fight was bashed by UFC president Dana White.
Mayhem and White have never really gotten along. Miller was one of the UFC's most outspoken and high profile critic back when fighters had competing promotions to work for. Ironically it was Mayhem's actions at Strikeforce's last show on CBS that were blamed for getting the UFC's biggest competitor off network television. Miller went into the cage after a Jake Shields - Dan Henderson bout and challenged Shields to a rematch. When Shield's entire crew -- including the volatile Nick Diaz and his brother Nate Diaz -- responded by jumping Mayhem on live television, the ensuing hoo ha got MMA kicked off CBS. The poor ratings didn't help either.
Mayhem may very well have been fighting hurt last night against Dollaway. He favored his wrapped left knee throughout the bout. UFC announcer Joe Rogan was certainly not shy about declaring that Miller's knee was hurt throughout the bout.
Either way it was another bad night in the Octagon for Mayhem Miller and if there's one thing Dana White and UFC matchmaker Joe Silva do not like it's a high profile fighter who underperforms. They love to cut fighters who built a big rep outside the UFC because it shows that "those other guys" can't hang in the "real show."
And sure enough White took to the podium at the post-fight press conference complaining about "some crazy s*** happening backstage" that forced him to cut Miller from the promotion. Since no one is providing any details about what that "crazy s***" was, it's impossible to judge the validity of that decision.
As for Dollaway, he picked up the win he had to have but he didn't make many fans.
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