Mayhem Miller sick of the couch

NEIL SPRINGER, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:43 PM ET

If you want to see Jason (Mayhem) Miller get another fight in the octagon, tweet UFC president Dana White.

During an appearance on The MMA Hour Monday, Miller urged fans to help him get another bout with the world’s largest MMA organization.

“You guys tweet Dana that you want to see me fight,” Miller said. “I want to fight as soon as possible. So the more pressure from anybody who wants to see me fight, the more pressure they put on the brass, well, guess what? I’ll fight sooner.”

After coaching opposite Michael Bisping on the 14th season of The Ultimate Fighter, Miller lost to Bisping via TKO in the finale. White was furious with Miller’s poor performance, even hinting that he may be cut from the roster.

Miller admitted the UFC brass are starting to warm up to the idea of giving him another fight.

“I’ve gotten a head nod, but nothing official,” Miller said. “I’m sick of sitting on the couch. I’m a fighter. I need to fight.”

CERRONE, EDWARDS TANGLE

A lightweight tilt between Donald Cerrone and Yves Edwards has been added to UFC on FX 3 in Fairfax, Va., May 15.

The bout was confirmed on Tuesday’s episode of UFC Tonight.

Cerrone had one of the busiest schedules of any fighter last year. He kicked off 2011 with a four-fight win streak that saw him submit Paul Kelly, snag a unanimous decision victory over Vagner Rocha, finish Charles Oliveira with punches and then choke out Dennis Siver.

He then ended the year with an exciting unanimous decision loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 141 on Dec. 30.

As for Edwards, he went 2-2 in 2011. The 14-year veteran submitted Cody McKenzie in January, but was knocked out by Sam Stout at UFC 131 in June. Edwards bounced back with a TKO victory over Rafaello Oliveira in October before losing a debatable decision to Tony Ferguson two months later.

JONES TO FINALLY FIGHT EVANS

It’s official. Jon Jones will defend the light-heavyweight championship against Rashad Evans at UFC 145 in Atlanta, April 21.

This marks the third time the former training partners have been set to face each other. The two were originally booked for UFC 133 in August, but Jones was sidelined with a hand injury. Evans stayed on to earn a TKO victory over replacement Tito Ortiz.

Evans was then rumoured to challenge Jones at UFC 140 in Toronto Dec. 10, but a lingering thumb injury prevented him from taking the fight. Jones then went on to submit Lyoto Machida in the main event.

The two used to train together under the tutelage of Greg Jackson. When Evans left to form the ‘Blackzillians’, Jackson claimed he wouldn’t corner Jones if they fought. But now he seems to be changing his tune.

“I’m leaning toward cornering Jon right now,” Jackson said on the Savage Dog Show. “Am I selfish, am I going to make this about me? Or am I gonna make this about the team? I can’t be self-centred. Even though it’s something that I don’t want to do, it might end up that way.”

BELLATOR CHAMP DEFENDS TITLE IN WINDSOR

Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren will defend his title on Canadian soil.

Askren will meet No.1 contender Douglas Lima on April 6 in Windsor. Bellator officials confirmed the booking Wednesday.

After winning the season-2 welterweight tournament in 2009, the former Olympian defeated Lyman Good to capture the championship. His last outing saw him defend the title against UFC and Strikeforce veteran Jay Hieron at Bellator 56 in October.

Lima earned the right to challenge Askren by winning last season’s 170-pound tournament. The former MFC champion kicked things off with a unanimous decision over Steve Carl at Bellator 49 in September. He then delivered a vicious knockout punch to Chris Lozano a month later at Bellator 53.

In the finals, Lima earned a stunning TKO victory over UFC veteran Ben Saunders at Bellator 57 in November.


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