Jason “Mayhem” Miller knows that he did not put forth his best effort the last time UFC fight fans saw him inside the Octagon. Miller, following a stint as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter, was bested by Michael Bisping.
Since that loss in late 2011, Miller has been working on several areas of his game. He’ll look to put those to the test against C.B. Dollaway on May 26 at UFC 146.
For Miller, this fight comes at a very critical point in his career. During an interview with MMA Uncensored Live on Spike TV Thursday night, “Mayhem” laid down a challenge for himself.
“I’m on my own chopping block,” Miller said (thanks to MMAMania.com for transcribing). “If I lose to him, I’m quitting! I don’t even deserve to be in there! There’s not an easy fight. In the UFC, there’s no easy fight. He doesn’t deserve to be in there with me, and I’ll prove it.”
Miller knows the UFC talked about cutting him following his performance against Bisping, and feels Dollaway could be in the same situation as he is, adding, “We’re both in a similar spot in our career I guess. We’re both on the chopping block. That’s fine. I’m really happy with that.”
Miller-Dollaway will be part of the prelim card from Las Vegas, as the main card will feature all heavyweight matches. The main event pits Junior dos Santos against Alistair Overeem for the UFC heavyweight title.