May 29, 2012
'Mayhem' Miller announces retirement
By QMI AGENCY
UFC middleweight fighter Jason (Mayhem) Miller announced Monday on The MMA Hour that he was retiring.
Miller lost a unanimous decision to C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146 on Saturday, his second poor showing (and loss) in the last few months. He was dominated by Michael Bisping in The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 finale last December in Las Vegas.
The 31-year-old Miller, one of the UFC's most colourful fighters during his decade-long career, says he's finished fighting. He promised he would quit if he lost to Dollaway.
"I said I would, so I am," Miller said on The MMA Hour. "I'm done for right now."
The announcement cames two days after UFC president Dana White told reporters at the post-UFC 146 media conference that Miller wouldn't fight again in the octagon.
"Mayhem is done (in the UFC)," White said.
In 33 MMA fights, Miller put together a record of 23-9-1. But he lost three of his last five fights, including a 2009 decision to Jake Shields in a battle for the vacant Strikeforce middleweight title.