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Jason “Mayhem” Miller heading back to the UFC

Jason Miller is bringing the “Mayhem” back to the octagon. The ultra-charismatic and popular middleweight has signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC that will see him return to the organization for the first time since 2005. Miller’s contract with Strikeforce recently expired, freeing him up to sign with another organization.

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The host of MTV’s Bully Beatdown had not competed in Strikeforce since their April 2010 Nashville event, where he posted a first round TKO victory over Tim Stout. Later in the night, Miller got into a scuffle with Nick Diaz, Jake Shields and other members of Team Cesar Gracie. The “Nashville Brawl” led to a three month suspension for him and others involved. He returned to action at DREAM. 16 in September 2010, submitting the legendary Kazushi Sakuraba in just over two minutes.

Miller had been scheduled to fight Tim Kennedy at Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson but was pulled from the fight for unknown reasons. A fight between Miller and Diaz had been talked about since the incident in Nashville but the two fighters and the Strikeforce organization could never reach an agreement for various reasons.

No word yet on when Miller will make his UFC re-debut or who his opponent will be.

  • Angry Mike says:

    Miller cracks me up, and his walkouts in Japan were a kick in the ass. I wonder if UFC will let him do his thing, or if they’ll veto the showmanship. I hope they let him put on a show, because there isn’t much of that in the org. right now. Trash talk and mean mugging, but no flash.

  • 3OAM says:

    Mayhem is the type of dude who will always bring the showmanship whether UFC encourages it or not. He’s just an entertaining dude.

  • MCM says:

    If Lawler can find a way to be entertaining during the walk out, I know Miller can.
    Awesome that he’s back in the UFC. Miller vs Paulhares, Miller vs. Maia, Miller vs Miller (Dan) are all fights I want to see.
    This could also mean that we get to see Mayhem vs. Bisping on TUF like Mayhem wanted. You know people will tune in to watch those two loud mouths go at.

  • Creature says:

    Nothing bad could possibly come of this, ive very happy to see him back in the octagon. i say mayham vs belcher would be good

  • YetiLee says:

    I bet you we will get that Shields/Miller rematch now, and for me that could only be a good thing.

  • bigbadjohn says:

    Hope he’s not seeking a rematch with GSP. He got MESSED up last time.

  • MickeyC says:

    Alot of good match ups for Miller in the UFC. I guess this for sure answers everyones question if they would for sure start scrappinf SF as soon as peoples contracts came up. Miller was a big sell for SF, I was sure he and Diez would be on there 1st PPV. A low sell on that will almost certinly be the bullet that is gona fold SF. Any comments from MR. Coker? Wonder what he has to say. He has been on the standpoint that he wanted to trey to keep SF making a profit, to try to make a run at it. Moving Mayhem this quickly after the sale, clearly shows what Zuffa has in store for them.


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