A lot of Aussies have been introduced to Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller as host of the MTV show Bully Beatdown, which hasn’t hit TV here but has developed an underground cult following via the internet. However, many Beatdown fans may not have ever seen him fight, and be unaware of just how good a fighter he is. Though he’s fought across a dozen different MMA organisations and had only brief stints in the UFC and DREAM, Miller’s impressive 22–6 record covers some of the sport’s top names. He’s defeated Robbie Lawler and Denis Kang, gone five rounds with Georges St-Pierre (losing by decision) and in September will face Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza for the DREAM middleweight title in their third rematch, after a cut caused by an illegal kick from Miller saw their May 2009 fight called a no-contest. Here, Mayhem lets us in on a little of what makes him tick.
For most of today’s fighters, cutting weight plays a huge part in the strategy of fighting in certain weight divisions. You see considerable size differential between fighters all the time and you usually wonder if the two fighters should even be in the same weight class.