by Matt Hill – MMAWeekly.com
With Jason Miller’s “Mayhem’s Monkeys” all the rage in MMA circles, it is easy to see that the new Team Quest South fighter is as popular as he has ever been. At only 26 years of age, Miller has had a flourishing career so far with fights in multiple organizations such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship, SuperBrawl, Icon Sport and Extreme Challenge.
Miller has been on a tear since the middle of 2003 with an (11-2) record and has been wowing fans with his never-say-die attitude and his samurai spirit whether fighting in the ring or the cage.
Jason has his first World Extreme Cagefighting bout coming up tomorrow in Las Vegas, Nev. against Japanese fighter Hiromitsu Miura (6-3), who is riding a 3-fight winning streak. He said of the fight, “I know some monkeys will be there, so I’m stoked to hammer this Japanese guy’s nugget in front of them.”
It is easy to believe that Miller – a man who grew up as an Army brat – is ready for any situation he is put in; whether good, bad or worse. Miller is a competitor who likes to bring the fight to his opponent and said when interviewed by MSNBC, “I’d rather lose in a good action fight than win in a boring one…my fans expect it too.”
This attitude is exactly the one that draws both ‘Mayhem’ fans and Miller’s elite crew of ‘Mayhem’s Monkeys’ to follow him across the country to watch all of his fights, regardless of the outcome.
Miller has seen great success lately with his only recent hiccup – or series of hiccups by way of head kicks – coming during his losing effort to Frank Trigg.
Miller beat Robbie Lawler by triangle choke in September of last year to win Icon Sport’s Middleweight belt, but lost his first title defense to Frank Trigg last December. Since Miller’s fight with Trigg, the belt changed hands yet again when Robbie Lawler KO’d Trigg in what turned out to be a very competitive, action-packed fight.
‘Mayhem’ rebounded from his loss to Trigg well, stopping Hector Urbina via TKO at 1:11 of the first round in March. Miller looks to continue on the winning path Saturday night and is optimistic that his WEC debut will be a successful one.
Miller said, “They [fans] can expect me to join the Army and be an ass-kicking General…expect an exciting fight.”
Everyone that knows ‘Mayhem’ may worry about some things when he steps into the cage, but a boring fight is far from their minds…with Miller, action is a given.