ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 16: UFC President Dana White speaks during a press conference promoting UFC 145: Jones v Evans at Philips Arena on February 16, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
Saturday afternoon saw an odd and ugly Twitter exchange between UFC president Dana White and former UFC Middleweight Jason Miller. Miller made what appeared to be a lighthearted tweet about how Dana had never asked him to retire as he has other UFC fighters like Chuck Liddell. Dana responded in a similarly jocular manner, but then the conversation took an ugly turn. Both men began making personal attacks until Dana ended the conversation with a rejected invitation for Miller to call him.
He sent that tweet, I tweeted back, and I was joking. And as the tweeting went on, you saw – that kid's on medicine, he has some issues, and the last thing I want to do is have that kid more bummed out and depressed than he already is. He started talking like a jackass on Twitter, so I blasted him back. Now I kind of wish I didn't.
I'm sure he's not going through a very good time right now, no matter how much he wants to say he is. A guy like Jason, he's one of those nutty-type guys. Has he always been my favorite fighter? No. A lot of the antics that he does, I'm not a fan of (and) I don't like – the pink boas and all that kind of stuff. I like guys that are serious and guys that come in to fight hard and win. But I don't hate Jason Miller or wish any ill will to the kid. Whatever he has moved on to in the next chapter of his life, I hope he's successful, and I hope he does well.
From White's words here, it seems like a situation that quickly got out of hand. Although the two have had words in the past White doesn't seem to have any hard feelings toward Miller. Mayhem was last seen fighting at UFC 146 in a losing effort against C.B. Dolloway. Following the loss, Miller was released by the organization and currently has not found a new promotion to fight for.