Jason "Mayhem" Miller: I wasted a chunk of my career with StrikeforcePosted on May 3, 2011, 10:43 PM by Joey Santosus
"Maybe it was because I was the only guy who apologized and accepted the blame (...) Up until it was apparent that they had no intention of fulfilling the contract – I was like, hey, I'm ready to fight. At the last moment, it looks as if, okay, they can't fulfill the contract. Now I fight in the UFC."
"Here I've been sitting on the bench. I've been training. I've been working hard and improving, but do you guys think I get some sort of severance package? Do you think I have Bully Beatdown billions? I don't, trust me. I sat around and wasted a good chunk of my career that I could have been making income and capitalizing on the fact that my body is great and I know how to fight.- For complete interview, visit MMAFighting.com
Newly signed UFC Middleweight Jason "Mayhem" Miller revealed that, though he had his suspicions, he was never informed by Strikeforce officials that he had been banned for life from their television partner CBS (who also own Showtime). The banishment stemmed from Miller's involvement in the now infamous brawl between himself and the Cesar Gracie Fight Team during the CBS-televised Strikeforce: Nashville event. During the year that followed, Miller unknowingly sat on the sideline, competing only once for the Japanese promotion DREAM this past September. He learned of the ban only after his contract with the promotion expired.
Miller will return to the octagon for the first time in more than six years when he meets Aaron Simpson at UFC 132. The card is set to take place July 2nd from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and will be headlined by a Bantamweight title clash between division Champion Dominick Cruz and challenger Urijah Faber.
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