Last night, Jason “Mayhem” Miller returned to the UFC for the first time since 2005, when he fought and was beaten by Georges St-Pierre. Returning from a long layoff, Miller was looking to make his re-debut a big one, which is why he took The Ultimate Fighter 14 coaching spot opposite Michael Bisping.
Last night, the two squared off in the main event of the TUF 14 Finale in a bout that was scheduled for five rounds. It was clear following the first frame that this one wouldn’t be going the distance though, as Mayhem had pulled a Shane Carwin: after a strong opening that saw him mount Bisping against the fence and do damage on the feet, the 30-year-old became instantly exhausted, unable to do much more than egg Bisping on as he took back the momentum. The end came in the third, when Bisping started in with knees to a turtled Miller’s body that went repeatedly undefended.
In UFC president Dana White’s opinion, Mayhem was really never in the fight and – despite getting an early takedown, establishing mount and doing much better on the feet to start off than most thought he would – may have been the victim of the most one-sided fights ever.
“It’s one of the most lopsided fights I’ve ever seen,” White told Heavy’s Megan Olivi following the fight. “I’m disagreeing with people. I didn’t give ‘Mayhem’ Miller the first round. He had a quarter of a mount and didn’t do a thing and actually, Bisping was landing punches from the mount. I think Bisping landed more shots, did more damage. I go for damage and I think Bisping did more damage in the first round than Mayhem did.”
When asked if Mayhem would be brought back to the promotion, given another shot after having a disappointing debut, White stayed non-committal.
“I don’t know, we’ll see,” he said. “He didn’t have a good performance against Georges St. Pierre and he definitely didn’t have a good performance against Michael Bisping.”
Check out the full interview below.