Mayhem Miller Apologizes
On his website, Jason “Mayhem” Miller wrote an apology to the sport of MMA for his part in the shenanigans at the end of the Strikeforce: Nashville show.
At the end of Jake Shields’ win over Dan Henderson, Miller entered the cage to interrupt his interview with announcer Gus Johnson. He asked when he’d get his rematch and then Gilbert Melendez pushed him and Shields followed with a push of his own. And then, he was jumped by a bunch of guys including both Diaz brothers.
Was it wrong for him to interrupt the interview? Yes. He was going into business for himself and a fight with Shields isn’t necessarily something people want to see. If Miller/Shields II was a fight that people were looking forward to seeing, it was probably business smart. But it wasn’t, and it was a selfish move on Miller’s part. However, in now way should he have been jumped like he was. He didn’t do anything other than talk.
I would like to formally apologize to CBS, Strikeforce, and all fans of mixed martial arts for my role in the events following the Strikeforce: Nashville event. In retrospect, my timing could not have been worse to ask for my rematch with Jake Sheilds, and I take full responsibility for entering the cage and setting off a chain of events that cast a dark shadow on the sport. I’ve been a fighter and a fan of MMA for over 12 years, and would never do anything to intentionally tarnish the sport I’ve given my life to. In the excitement of the moment I let my emotions run high and made a bad choice that resulted in a debacle, for that, I sincerely apologize.
Jason Mayhem Miller