Dana White Admits An Interest In Signing Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller
Strikeforce star Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller recently revealed that he has just one fight left on his current contract with the promotion.
When UFC president Dana White was asked at yesterday’s fan Q&A in Canada whether he would be interested in picking up the host of MTV’s ‘Bully Beatdown’ show he appeared open to the idea.
“Yeah, I think so,” White confirmed. “He lost to Georges St.Pierre a long time ago, that was his last fight in the UFC, and yeah, we’ll see what happens. Listen, we’re always interested in bringing in the best guys in the world, so, we’ll see.”
The UFC recently swooped for one of Mayhem’s biggest rivals, Jake Shields when his Strikeforce contract ended earlier this year, and White’s comments suggest the same thing could happen with the popular 29 year-old middleweight fighter.
As White alluded to in his response Miller has fought in the UFC once before, losing to GSP at 170lbs back at UFC 52 in 2005. He also fought for the WEC once in 2007, picking up a win over Katsuyori Shibata.
Mayhem’s career record currently stands at 24-7 (1nc) and he’s picked up two wins over Tim Stout and Kazushi Sakuraba in Strikeforce and DREAM respectively in 2010.
As things stands Mayhem has been looking to close out his current Strikeforce deal by fighting current welterweight champion Nick Diaz, but disagreements over what weight the bout should be fought at appears to have left the fight in limbo.