After a long standing feud between Nick Diaz and Jason “Mayhem” Miller which included a post-fight altercation between Mayhem and the Cesar Gracie team earlier this year, things are coming to a head. It seems that fans aren’t alone in their desire for this fight to take place as Miller once again called out Diaz in a recent interview with Cagepotato.com.
“You talked for years, about guys with painted hair. Who are you talking about? You didn’t call out names, I’m calling out names,” said Miller. “Step in the cage and fight me.”
Looking past their animosity, Miller admits that there is a great deal of interest in the potential bout.
“The only fight anyone wants to see is me and Nick Diaz outside of the UFC, it’s the only fight that people are talking about [in America],” Miller admitted.
Diaz responded by stating that he is open to fight Miller, however doesn’t feel that it’s deserved.
“I have no problem taking a fight with Miller,” said Diaz. “The thing is why does he get to fight me… he just keeps losing and gets to fight me cause I’m not important?”
The Strikeforce Welterweight Champion went on to critique Mayhem’s latest outing against Kazushi Sakuraba.
“He takes fights with just ridiculous opponents and makes a joke out of them goes in there and punishes them for what?”
Miller has now taken the feud to a new level by creating Dontbescaredhomie.com. The address, coined after a famous Diaz catchphrase, has been up for less than a week and features multiple entries written by Jason Miller himself.
While Diaz has been elusive about a fight with Miller, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker recently noted that the fight will happen at some point.
“I think Mayhem versus Nick Diaz’s a fight we were going to promote anyway,” Coker said. “It was just going to be a matter of time. So I think that fight will happen.”
The earliest that the fight would happen is next year since Diaz can’t get back to training until December 8th after being suspended by the California State Athletic Commission for 60 days with no contact due to multiple facial lacerations suffered in his recent fight with KJ Noons.