Jason “Mayhem” Miller at one point was one of the most promising and entertaining men in MMA. With real talent in the cage, and a flair for entertainment in and out of the cage, he was a star waiting to shine, yet always eclipsed his shine with a darkness that caused his star to dim and never light his sky again.
Second, third and more and more chances were extended to Miller to get his life and career in order, and while he made feeble attempts to fly right, he never quite was able to stay out of trouble. Domestic violence, resisting arrest, weapons charges, violating probation and the list goes on. If trouble were to be found, the appropriately nicknamed “Mayhem” was front and center.
Miller has a professional MMA record of 23-10 and has fought some true legendary names in the sport during his career. While he is still just 38 years old, and if given time could more than likely return to fighting after getting in shape, I don’t think we will see him fight again. Although there are shows out there that would pay him, hell maybe a little bare knuckle fighting could be in his future if he plays his cards right.
Yesterday Miller took to his Facebook page to publicly acknowledge his mistakes. Declaring his sanity and sobriety in the statement, could Miller have actually “evolved” as he claims, or are we just being duped by Miller till he loses contriol again? I believe people deserve the chance to apologize and try to show others that they have changed, let’s see if Miller lives up to his words, which I share with you below.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve ventured onto the information superhighway called the internet, and the last time I was here it was a very different place, and I was a very different person.
It goes without saying that I was acting like a madman for a good stretch of my post-fight life, and I can’t make excuses for my behavior. I can, however, explain that I wasn’t in the right state of mind for a very long time, as evidenced by my constant war with law enforcement, destruction of public property, domestic disturbances and evading, but eventually I was caught, and forced to take a long, long look in the mirror. I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone that I negatively affected during the dark times, including friends, family, law enforcement and the kalt, whom I have abandoned for far too long.
What I came to realize was that the choices I was making were not ones that could produce the type of lifestyle that I want to live. Some refer to it as “growing up,” but I prefer the term “evolution.”
I’d like all of you to reserve judgment on myself and everyone involved with the ongoing drama until things are settled. To be certain, there are many unanswered questions in my life, but the reason I am confident to reemerge into the light of the public sphere is that I am confident of my sanity and sobriety. Somewhere in the last couple of years, I figured out that you can’t live like a rock star anarchist for too long without being killed or landing for a long stretch in prison. Luckily I have avoided either fate, and have emerged on the other side of a humbling journey, ready to make Mayhem great again, and be of service to my fellow man.
I thank you all for your continued support and look forward to making the future with you all. God Bless!
Jason Mayhem Miller
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.