|Association||Team Mayhem Miller|
|Height||6' 1" (185 cm)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / Muay Thai / Wrestling|
|Birth Date||December 24, 1980|
|Fighting Out Of||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Jason Miller Pictures||Jason Miller's Official Website|
Jason Nicholas "Mayhem" Miller is an American mixed martial artist known for both his flashy entrances and exciting fighting style. He regularly co-hosts "Mayhem Mondays" on the Jason Ellis Show on Sirius satellite radio. Mayhem also hosts a scripted reality show called Bully Beatdown, which airs on MTV and MTV2.
|Record||23 - 9 - 0 (Win – Loss – Draw) (1 NC)|
|Loss||C.B. Dollaway||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir||5/26/2012||3||5:00|
|Loss||Michael Bisping||TKO (Knee to the Body and Punches)||UFC: The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale||12/3/2011||3||3:34|
|Win||Kazushi Sakuraba||Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||DREAM.16||9/24/2010||1||2:09|
|Win||Tim Stout||TKO (Punches)||Strikeforce: Nashville||4/17/2010||1||3:09|
|Loss||Jake Shields||Decision (Unanimous)||Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers||11/07/2009||5||5:00||For Strikeforce Middleweight Championship (Vacant)|
|NC||Ronaldo Souza||No Contest (Illegal Kick)||DREAM 9: Featherweight Grand Prix 2009 Second Round||5/26/2009||2||2:33||For DREAM Middleweight Championship (Vacant)|
|Win||Kala Hose||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Kingdom MMA: Miller vs. Hose||4/18/2009||1||2:23|
|Loss||Ronaldo Souza||Decision (Unanimous)||DREAM 4: Middleweight Grand Prix 2008 Second Round||6/15/2008||2||5:00||DREAM 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix Second Round|
|Win||Katsuyori Shibata||TKO (Punches)||DREAM 3: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Second Round||5/11/2008||1||6:57||DREAM 2008 Middleweight Grand Prix Opening Round|
|Win||Tim Kennedy||Decision (Unanimous)||HDNet Fights: Reckless Abandon||12/15/2007||3||5:00|
|Win||Hiromitsu Miura||Decision (Unanimous)||WEC 27: Marshall vs. McElfresh||5/12/2007||3||5:00|
|Win||Hector Urbina||TKO (Punches)||Icon Sport: Epic||3/31/2007||1||1:11|
|Loss||Frank Trigg||TKO (Soccer Kicks)||Icon Sport: Mayhem vs. Trigg||12/01/2006||2||2:53||Lost Icon Sport Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Robbie Lawler||Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||Icon Sport: Mayhem vs. Lawler||9/02/2006||3||2:50||Won Icon Sport Middleweight Championship|
|Win||Lodune Sincaid||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||WFA: King of the Streets||7/22/2006||1||4:29|
|Win||Stefan Gamlin||Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||Icon Sport: Mayhem vs. Giant||5/26/2006||1||0:46|
|Win||Falaniko Vitale||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||Icon Sport: Opposites Attract||10/28/2005||2||2:41|
|Win||Mark Moreno||Submission (Armbar)||Superbrawl: Icon||7/23/2005||1||4:54|
|Loss||Georges St. Pierre||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2||4/16/2005||3||5:00||Welterweight|
|Win||Ronald Jhun||Technical Submission (Arm Triangle Choke)||SB 37: SuperBrawl 37||10/16/2004||2||N/A|
|Win||Egan Inoue||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||SB 32: SuperBrawl 32||12/05/2003||2||5:00|
|Win||Sean Taylor||Submission (Triangle Choke)||SB 31: SuperBrawl 31||9/20/2003||2||3:32|
|Win||Mark Longworth||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||PFC: Put Up or Shut Up||8/23/2003||1||N/A|
|Win||Jay Buck||Decision (Split)||SB 30: Collision Course||6/13/2003||3||3:00|
|Loss||Tim Kennedy||Decision (Unanimous)||EC 50: Extreme Challenge 50||2/23/2003||3||5:00|
|Win||Denis Kang||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||EC 50: Extreme Challenge 50||2/23/2003||2||1:41|
|Win||Todd Carney||TKO (Corner Stoppage)||FFP: February Fight Party||2/01/2003||1||2:31|
|Loss||Todd Carney||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||ISCF: Atlanta||8/16/2002||1||1:32|
|Win||Phil Ensminger||Submission (Triangle Choke)||RFC 1: The Beginning||7/13/2002||1||3:23|
|Win||Toby Imada||Decision||XP 2: Xtreme Pankration 2||4/12/2002||2||5:00|
|Loss||Chael Sonnen||Decision (Unanimous)||HFP 1: Rumble on the Reservation||3/30/2002||2||5:00|
|Win||Todd Carney||Submission||ISCF: Battle at the Brewery 2001||12/08/2001||2||2:53|
|Win||Brian Warren||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||UP 1: Ultimate Pankration 1||11/11/2001||1||3:15|
|Win||Tommy Laguwans||TKO (Retirement)||RITC 27: Rage in the Cage 27||4/28/2001||1||3:00|
Mixed Martial Arts Career
After the Ronald Jhun fight, a riot broke out and Miller was punched in the back of the head by a fellow fighter, Mark Moreno. This set the stage for a grudge match, and Miller dominated Moreno, finishing him with an armbar at the end of round one, making the famous shaka sign before finishing him. Mayhem became most famous in a bloody battle with Canadian superstar Georges St. Pierre at UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 2. He lost by unanimous decision.
On September 2, 2006, Mayhem won the Icon Sport Middleweight Championship from "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler by arm triangle choke in the third round. In December of the same year, Mayhem lost his first title defense to Frank Trigg via TKO (Soccer Kicks) in the second round, a fight many thought he was the favorite to win.
On October 5, 2006, Miller participated in Anything Goes, a professional wrestling event by Action Zone Wrestling, of which he is a fan. He challenged DDB to a "MMA Mayhem" match. He would go on to defeat DDB via armbar.
Mayhem then fought for Japanese MMA-promotion DREAM where he was a part of the promotion's 2008 middleweight grand prix. He was eliminated by Ronaldo Souza at DREAM.4 in the semi-finals of the tournament. Miller lost a unanimous decision to "Jacare" in a bout that saw him defend submissions for the majority of the time.
At the end of 2008, Mayhem announced his retirement from the sport, though it was short lived, as it was announced that he would make his return to MMA against Kala Hose in April 2009 at Kingdom MMA's inagural event. Miller defeated Hose via rear naked choke in the first round, making a successful return to MMA. It had been rumored that Miller would fight for the DREAM Middleweight Championship against the last man to defeat him, Ronaldo Souza, at DREAM.9, since the DREAM Middleweight Champion Gegard Mousasi vacated his belt to compete as a light heavyweight. While Miller was addressing the crowd following the impressive victory he confirmed suspicions that he would be returning to DREAM for a middleweight championship match in his next bout.
Miller and Jacare fought again, but this time for the DREAM Middleweight Championship. The fight ended in a frustrating no contest, with Miller landing a soccer kick in Jacare's forehead. The kick opened a huge gash in Jacare's head, making the doctors stop the fight. Soccer kicks are not allowed in DREAM so the fight turned into a no contest, since the kick was unintentional. Both fighters agreed to face each other in an event in September 2009. The future of this rematch became uncertain as de Souza had signed with the Strikeforce promotion. On August 24, 2009, Jason "Mayhem" Miller signed to fight Jake Shields at Strikeforce 20 in October, since Strikeforce, DREAM and M-1 Global had begun a partnership. The fight was moved to October 7, 2009, and would be shown on CBS as a part of Strikeforce: Fedor vs Rogers. The fight was also for Strikeforce's Middleweight Championship, instead of the interim title, as Cung Le stepped down as champion to pursue his acting career.
Miller was controlled by Shield's superior wrestling for much of the five rounds, though Miller almost submitted his opponent with a rear naked choke in the final seconds of the third round. Miller was defeated by a unanimous decision.
He returned to Strikeforce on April 17, 2010 at Strikeforce: Nashville, where he faced off against Tim Stout on the undercard. Miller opened with a quick flex before firing off low kicks. Stout tried to fire back with heavy punches, but Miller ducked underneath the blows and took the fight to the floor. Trapped on the canvas, Stout ate several ground-and-pound blows while trying to work back to his feet. Instead, Miller kept him trapped on the floor and delivered a flurry of blows from the top position. With his head bleeding, Stout tried to kick his way to space, but Miller kept the pressure tight. Under steady attack, Stout simply rolled to his knees and covered up, forcing the stoppage at the 3:09 minute mark of the opening round.
The main event of Strikefroce: Nashville saw Jake Shields successfully defend his middleweight title against Dan Henderson. In the midst of his post-fight interview, Shields was interrupted by Miller, who was angling for the next shot at Shields, asking with a smile, "What about my rematch buddy?"
No sooner did Miller have the words out of his mouth than Shields shoved him away, Miller tried to shove back, Gilbert Melendez jumped in between the two, and then Shields’ camp closed ranks on Miller. An overhead view of the cage showed Shields’ teammate Nick Diaz punching Miller in the back, while his brother, Nate Diaz, was kicking Miller in the ribs.
Members of Dan Henderson’s camp – with whom Miller used to train – stepped in alongside athletic commission officials to help break up the melee.
CBS broadcaster Gus Johnson, who was conducting the post fight interview, tried to help calm the situation, saying, "Gentlemen, we’re on national television gentlemen."
Before CBS cut from the program, they brought Shields back on for a few last words with Johnson.
- "I really apologize for that, it’s really out of my character. Unfortunately I pushed him, overreacted."
Although Miller himself never turned to physical violence, he apologized for "setting off a chain of events that cast a dark shadow on the sport."
- "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 [Shields], 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."
Miller returned to action on September 24, 2010 at DREAM.16, where he faced Japanese MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba. Unable to secure a takedown, Sakuraba was forced to eat punches from Miller, who worked from his feet and the floor. When Sakuraba tried to scramble away, Miller seized the opportunity to latch in a fight-ending arm triangle choke at 2:09 of the first round.
Feud With Shields
Miller started the internet exchange by posting on his Twitter account:
- "Jake, the worst damage you did was give me staph, zit covered leg humper"
Shields countered with a picture of himself next to his belt collection, tweeting:
- "You seem upset"
Never one to be outdone, Miller struck back in obvious reference to the near fight ending rear-naked choke that was cut short by the bell in the pair’s match-up:
- "hugged your way to all those? Let’s do it again, I’ll hold on after the bell this time"
This prompted Shields to tweet:
- "I’m on to bigger & better fights like always. I mean ur last real win was when you beat up your girlfriend and got arrested"
Finally, Miller went all-out and posted a picture of, what he claimed was, “The lone damage from his fight- Staph Infection.”
- ICON Sport Middleweight Champion (2006)
Mayhem appears regularly on The Jason Ellis radio show on Sirius satellite radio channel 28 on "Mayhem Mondays" as both a mixed martial arts expert and comedian, sharing amusing anecdotes and opinions.
Mayhem also authors a monthly article for Fight! Magazine with humorous articles on serious subjects.
In interviews Miller has stated that he was once a back up dancer for New Kids on the Block at age 11, but there is no record of this on the NKOTB website.
He also hosts a show on MTV called Bully Beatdown in which he challenges bullies to a fight with other professional fighters, and if they accept, they have the opportunity to win $10,000. If the bully loses, the person he picked on wins the $10,000. In episodes 4 and 11, the professional mixed martial artist was Jake Shields, a future opponent of Miller's.
Miller affectionately calls his fans Mayhem Monkeys, and has a fan club of numbered monkeys.