Jason Miller (fighter)
Jason Mayhem Miller
Born Jason Nicholas Miller
December 24, 1980 (1980-12-24) (age 30)
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Other names Mayhem
Residence Mission Viejo, California
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Welterweight,
Middleweight (current),
Light Heavyweight,
Reach 77 inches
Stance Orthodox
Fighting out of Huntington Beach, California

Kings MMA

Reign Training Center
Rank Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Years active 1999–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 32
Wins 24
By knockout 6
By submission 14
By decision 4
Losses 7
By knockout 1
By submission 1
By decision 5
No contests 1
Other information
Website http://www.mayhemmiller.com/
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: September 30, 2011 (2011-09-30)

Jason Nicholas Miller (born December 24, 1980) is an American mixed martial arts middleweight fighter for the UFC who is known for his flashy entrances and fighting style. Nicknamed "Mayhem," he primarily utilizes Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Muay Thai, and trains at Reign Training Center in Lake Forest, California. Also, he trains at Kings MMA in Huntington Beach, California. He regularly co-hosts "Mayhem Mondays" on The Jason Ellis Show on Sirius satellite radio.[1] Miller also hosts a reality show called Bully Beatdown, which airs on MTV and MTV2.[2] He also announces for King of the Cage alongside Michael Schiavello.


Mixed martial arts career

Miller has fought in a variety of organizations, most notably Ultimate Fighting Championship, Dream, World Fighting Alliance, and Strikeforce. He holds wins over competition such as Falaniko Vitale, Ronald Jhun, Hiromitsu Miura, Egan Inoue, Denis Kang, Kala Hose, Toby Imada, Lodune Sincaid, Robbie Lawler, Tim Kennedy, and Kazushi Sakuraba.

After the Ronald Jhun fight, a riot broke out and Miller was punched in the back of the head by a fellow fighter, Mark Moreno.[3] This set the stage for a grudge match,[3] and Miller dominated Moreno, finishing him with an armbar at the end of round one- making the shaka sign before finishing him.

On September 2, 2006, Mayhem won the Icon Sport Middleweight title from "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler by arm triangle in the third round. In December of the same year, Mayhem lost his first title defense to Frank Trigg via TKO in the second round, a fight many thought he was the favorite to win.

He was eliminated by Ronaldo Souza at Dream 4 in the quarterfinals of the tournament. Miller lost by unanimous decision to Souza in a bout that saw him defend submissions for the majority of the time.

Miller and Souza fought again, but this time for the Dream Middleweight belt. (the title was vacant as Gegard Mousasi moved to the Light Heavyweight division). The fight ended in a no-contest when Miller unintentionally landed a soccer kick (an illegal strike in Dream) to Souza's forehead, which opened a large gash and prompted a doctor stoppage. Both fighters agreed to face each other in an event in September 2009. The future of this rematch became uncertain as Souza later signed with the Strikeforce promotion.[4]

Miller fought Jake Shields on November 7, 2009 on CBS as a part of Strikeforce: Fedor vs Rogers. The fight was for Strikeforce's Middleweight title as Cung Le stepped down as champion to pursue his acting career. In what was mostly a grappling match that saw Shields hold Miller down for 5 rounds Miller lost via unanimous decision. The closest the match came to ending was in the third round when Miller secured a rear naked choke on Shields, but time ended before Shields tapped out. Miller also contracted staph infection from Shields after the fight.[5]

Miller faced Tim Stout at Strikeforce: Nashville on April 17, 2010 and won the fight by TKO in the first round.

Miller was expected to face Robbie Lawler on June 16, 2010 at Strikeforce: Los Angeles, but was removed from the card after his actions at Strikeforce: Nashville where he confronted Jake Shields for a rematch after Shields' win over UFC veteran and former Pride FC Welterweight and Middlweight Champion Dan Henderson.[6]

Although there was suspicion that Miller would fight Nick Diaz in October,[7] the bout failed to come into fruition. Mayhem instead fought Kazushi Sakuraba on September 25, at Dream 16.[8] In pre-fight interviews, Mayhem stated that he wished to be the first person to submit Sakuraba, "the Gracies couldn't do it, I want to". He would go on to do just that, and win the fight via arm triangle choke.

Miller was expected to face Tim Kennedy again on March 5, 2011 at Strikeforce 32.[9] However, the bout was scrapped.[10] On April 22, 2011, Miller announced via Twitter that he had signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC due to his Strikeforce contract expiring. [11]

Strikeforce: Nashville brawl

On April 17, 2010, following Jake Shields' victory over Dan Henderson, Miller entered the cage, without proper approval, during Shields' post-fight interview. During that interview, Mayhem interrupted Shields and asked "Where's my rematch, buddy?" Gilbert Melendez and Shields responded by pushing Miller away, and Nick Diaz then threw a punch at Miller which started a brawl. Members of the Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu camp, including Melendez, Nick Diaz and Nate Diaz, attacked Miller while he was held down on the canvas by other members of the Gracie camp. The fight was eventually broken up by referees, members of Dan Henderson's corner and the promoter's security personnel. Miller and five others participants in the brawl were each given three-month suspensions and fines range between $5,000 and $7,500.[12]

Following the events of the Nashville Brawl, Miller expressed an interest in fighting Nick Diaz. 170 lb Diaz refused stating he was the Strikeforce Welterweight Champion and needed to continue to fight at that weight. He requested Miller move down to 170 lb to fight him. Miller continued to attempt to set up a fight, offering 183 lb as a catchweight. Diaz counter-offered a catchweight of 181 lb. It was rumored that Scott Coker, CEO of Strikeforce, was interested in setting up the fight.[citation needed]

Return to the UFC

On April 22, 2011, Miller signed a multi-fight agreement with the UFC.[13]

Miller was expected to face Aaron Simpson on July 2, 2011 at UFC 132.[14] However, on May 27, 2011, it was revealed that Miller would be one of the coaches of The Ultimate Fighter Season 14, opposite to Michael Bisping[15] Miller was replaced by Brad Tavares on the UFC 132 card.[16]

Miller is expected to face Bisping on December 3, 2011 at The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale.[17]

Championships and Accomplishments

  • Icon Sport
    • Middleweight Championship (One time)
  • Superbrawl
    • Welterweight Championship (One time)
  • World MMA Awards
    • Most Memorable Ring Entrance 2010

Mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 24–7 (1 NC) Kazushi Sakuraba Submission (arm-triangle choke) Dream 16 02010-09-25 September 25, 2010 1 2:09 Nagoya, Japan
Win 23–7 (1 NC) Tim Stout TKO (punches) Strikeforce: Nashville 02010-04-17 April 17, 2010 1 3:09 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Loss 22–7 (1 NC) Jake Shields Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers 02009-11-07 November 7, 2009 5 5:00 Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States For the vacant Strikeforce Middleweight Championship
NC 22–6 (1 NC) Ronaldo Souza NC (cut via illegal soccer kick) Dream 9 02009-05-26 May 26, 2009 1 2:33 Yokohama, Japan For vacant Dream Middleweight Championship.
Win 22–6 Kala Hose Submission (rear naked choke) Kingdom MMA: Miller vs. Hose 02009-04-18 April 18, 2009 1 2:27 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 21–6 Ronaldo Souza Decision (unanimous) Dream 4 02008-06-15 June 15, 2008 2 5:00 Yokohama, Japan Dream MWGP Quarter-Final
Win 21–5 Katsuyori Shibata TKO (strikes) Dream 3 02008-05-11 May 11, 2008 1 6:57 Saitama, Japan Dream MGWP Opening Round
Win 20–5 Tim Kennedy Decision (unanimous) HDNet Fights – Reckless Abandon 02007-12-15 December 15, 2007 3 5:00 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 19–5 Hiromitsu Miura Decision (unanimous) WEC 27 02007-05-12 May 12, 2007 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 18–5 Hector Urbina TKO (punches) Icon Sport: Epic 02007-03-31 March 31, 2007 1 1:11 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 17–5 Frank Trigg TKO (soccer kicks) Icon Sport – Mayhem vs Trigg 02006-12-01 December 1, 2006 2 2:53 Columbus, Ohio, United States Lost Icon Sport Middleweight Championship
Win 17–4 Robbie Lawler Submission (arm triangle) Icon Sport – Mayhem vs Lawler 02006-09-02 September 2, 2006 3 2:50 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Won Icon Sport Middleweight Championship
Win 16–4 Lodune Sincaid Submission (rear naked choke) WFA: King of the Streets 02006-07-22 July 22, 2006 1 4:29 Los Angeles, California, United States Fought at 205 lbs
Win 15–4 Stefan Gamlin Submission (arm triangle choke) Icon Sport – Mayhem vs Giant 02006-05-26 May 26, 2006 1 0:46 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Fought at Heavyweight
Win 14–4 Falaniko Vitale Submission (rear naked choke) Icon Sport – Opposites Attract 02005-10-28 October 28, 2005 2 2:41 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Moves up to 185 lbs. Vacates Welterweight Title.
Win 13–4 Mark Moreno Submission (armbar) Superbrawl – Icon 02005-07-23 July 23, 2005 1 4:54 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States 175 lb Catchweight bout
Loss 12–4 Georges St-Pierre Decision (unanimous) UFC 52 02005-04-16 April 16, 2005 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fought at 170 lbs
Win 12–3 Ronald Jhun Technical submission (arm triangle choke) SB 37 – SuperBrawl 37 02004-10-16 October 16, 2004 2 N/A Honolulu, Hawaii, United States Won Superbrawl Welterweight Title
Win 11–3 Egan Inoue TKO (corner stoppage) SB 32 – SuperBrawl 32 02003-12-05 December 5, 2003 2 5:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 10–3 Sean Taylor Submission (triangle choke) SB 31 – SuperBrawl 31 02003-09-20 September 20, 2003 2 3:32 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win 9–3 Mark Longworth Submission (guillotine choke) PFC – Put Up or Shut Up 02003-08-23 August 23, 2003 2 N/A Upland, California, United States
Win 8–3 Jay Buck Decision (split) SB 30 – Collision Course 02003-06-13 June 13, 2003 3 3:00 Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Loss 7–3 Tim Kennedy Decision (unanimous) EC 50 – Extreme Challenge 50 02003-02-23 February 23, 2003 3 5:00 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 7–2 Denis Kang Submission (rear naked choke) EC 50 – Extreme Challenge 50 02003-02-23 February 23, 2003 2 1:41 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Win 6–2 Todd Carney TKO (corner stoppage) FFP – February Fight Party 02003-02-01 February 1, 2003 1 2:31 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Loss 5–2 Todd Carney Submission (guillotine choke) ISCF – Atlanta 02002-08-16 August 16, 2002 1 1:32 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 5–1 Phil Ensminger Submission (triangle choke) RFC1 – The Beginning 02002-07-13 July 13, 2002 1 3:23 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4–1 Toby Imada Decision XP 2 – Xtreme Pankration 2 02002-04-12 April 12, 2002 2 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 3–1 Chael Sonnen Decision (unanimous) HFP 1 – Rumble on the Reservation 02002-03-30 March 30, 2002 2 5:00 Anza, California, United States
Win 3–0 Todd Carney Submission ISCF – Battle at the Brewery 2001 02001-12-08 December 8, 2001 2 2:53 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 2–0 Brian Warren Submission (rear naked choke) UP 1 – Ultimate Pankration 1 02001-11-11 November 11, 2001 1 3:15 Cabazon, California, United States
Win 1–0 Tommy Laguwans TKO (retirement) RITC 27 – Rage in the Cage 27 02001-04-28 April 28, 2001 1 3:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States


Miller appears regularly on The Jason Ellis Show on Sirius XM Radio Faction (Sirius XM) XM 52 Sirius 41 on "Mayhem Mondays!!" as both a mixed martial arts expert and comedian, sharing amusing anecdotes and opinions.

Miller also appears briefly in several music videos of Jason Ellis' band "TaintStick"

Miller also authors a monthly article for Fight! Magazine with humorous articles on serious subjects.

He is the host of the MTV reality series Bully Beatdown in which he challenges bullies to a fight with other professional fighters, and if they accept, they have the opportunity to win $10,000. If the bully loses, the person he picked on wins the $10,000.[18] In the first episode of the show's third season, Miller went on to take on the bully himself, making him lose all $10,000. Also, in episodes 4, 7 and 11, the professional mixed martial artist was Jake Shields, a past opponent of Miller's who he lost to via unanimous decision for the vacant Strikeforce Middleweight title. Miller affectionately calls his fans Mayhem Monkeys and himself the leader of the "monkey cult" and has a fan club of numbered monkeys.[19]

Jason Miller appeared on G4's American Ninja Warrior he made it through the qualifying round with a time of 2:55.0 and took 8th place. He was later eliminated in the second qualifying round.

He also appears in Electronic Arts' video game EA Sports MMA.

On September 28th, Jason Miller appeared on the podcast "The Joe Rogan Experience".

"Mayhem" is currently filming "Here Comes the Boom" in Everett, MA (May 2011). He is playing the role of "Lucky", an MMA fighter who goes in the ring against Kevin James' character in the film.

See also


  1. ^ Edward Sugimoto. "Monkeying Around with Jason "Mayhem" Miller". http://www.aroundhawaii.com/lifestyle/around_town/2009-03-monkeying-around-with-jason-mayhem-miller.html. 
  2. ^ "Jason "Mayhem" Miller's "Bully Beatdown" debuts tonight on MTV". http://mmajunkie.com/news/14330/jason-mayhem-millers-bully-beatdown-debuts-tonight-on-mtv.mma. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.lockflow.com/article_view.php?id=184
  4. ^ Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza signs with Strikeforce
  5. ^ "Mayhem" Miller Wasn't Kidding About That Staph Infection
  6. ^ Loretta Hunt. "Lawler-Sobral Set for June 16; Strikeforce Expects ‘Mayhem’ To Be Suspended". http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Lawler-Sobral-Set-for-June-16-Strikeforce-Expects-Mayhem-To-Be-Suspended-24151. 
  7. ^ YouTube - Joe Rogan & Mayhem Miller talk more Strikeforce, UFC, and Bully Beatdown!
  8. ^ Loretta Hunt. "Mayhem-Sakuraba Agreed for Dream 16". http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Mayhem-Sakuraba-Agreed-for-Dream-16-26603. 
  9. ^ "Tim Kennedy vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller III slotted for "Strikeforce: Columbus"". mmajunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/22117/tim-kennedy-vs-jason-mayhem-miller-slotted-for-strikeforce-columbus.mma. Retrieved 2011-01-17. 
  10. ^ ""Mayhem" Miller vs. Tim Kennedy III no longer happening at "Strikeforce: Ohio"". mmajunkie.com. 2011-1-31. http://mmajunkie.com/news/22276/mayhem-miller-vs-tim-kennedy-iii-no-longer-happening-at-strikeforce-ohio.mma. 
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ Loretta Hunt. "Coker on King Mo-Babalu Stalemate, International Shows, 135 Women’s Tourney, Kharitonov Signing and More". http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/Coker-on-King-Mo-Babalu-Stalemate-International-Shows-135-Womens-Tourney-Kharitonov-Signing-and-More-25162. 
  13. ^ Ariel Helwani. "Jason 'Mayhem' Miller Signs With UFC". http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/04/22/jason-mayhem-miller-signs-with-ufc/. 
  14. ^ "Jason "Mayhem" Miller faces Aaron Simpson in his return at UFC 132 in July". MMA Weekly. April 23, 2011. http://mmaweekly.com/jason-mayhem-miller-faces-aaron-simpson-in-his-return-at-ufc-132-in-july. 
  15. ^ ""The Ultimate Fighter 14" coaches? Michael Bisping and "Mayhem" Miller". http://mmajunkie.com/news/23764/report-the-ultimate-fighter-14-coaches-michael-bisping-and-mayhem-miller.mma. Retrieved 27 May 2011. 
  16. ^ "UFC 132: Aaron Simpson vs Brad Tavares fight booked for July 2 in Las Vegas". mmamania.com. May 31, 2011. http://www.mmamania.com/2011/5/31/2198462/ufc-132-aaron-simpson-vs-brad-tavares-fight-booked-for-july-2-in-las. 
  17. ^ "Michael Bisping vs. Jason "Mayhem" Miller slated for The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale". mmajunkie.com. 2011-05-29. http://mmajunkie.com/news/23786/michael-bisping-vs-mayhem-miller-slated-for-the-ultimate-fighter-14-finale.mma. 
  18. ^ Bully Beatdown (Season 3) | Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps | MTV
  19. ^ Official Home Page of Jason Mayhem Miller

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