This Saturday night in Las Vegas, the UFC 146 event goes down with what everyone knows by now is a main card featuring five heavyweight bouts. One fight to watch on the undercard is a Middleweight bout between C.B. Dollaway and Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller. Miller is only a recent addition to the UFC roster really, having starred in ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ season 14 as a coach. Miller got smoked in the Main Event of the season finale by Michael Bisping, and is 0-2 overall in the UFC (he lost to Georges St Pierre back in a 2005 bout). Despite his popularity and supposed personality, Miller finds himself with his back against the wall fighting for his UFC job.
First wake up call for Miller should be his fall from main event to the undercard. CB Dollaway is 5-4 in the UFC, with two losses in a row and is also likely clinging to his job by the slightest of margins.
Recently, Miller declared that he would retire and leave the UFC if he loses this match, so he has done a good bit of UFC President Dana White‘s job for him.
And I do think Miller is going to lose this match. He has been saying the right things in his pre fight interviews, and he seems a bit more serious than the annoying, heavy handed personality that he has concocted for himself. But there are a couple of things I had sort of forgotten, but it affected Miller in his fight with Bisping as well.
To have any chance at being competitive, Miller needs to be fighting in the 170 lb division. Watching the weigh ins, Dollaway looks a bit bigger.
And Dollaway, though average, brings a wrestling background and he trains with a solid team at Arizona Combat Sports. The game plan for Miller should be to get in there and start roughing him up, and let Miller feel the size difference and test ‘Mayhem’s conditioning.
It is a little bit of morbid fun, watching two guys literally fight for their jobs, but that is what we have here. If all goes well, this may be the last time we see Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller. Though he is qualified to clean toilets and pools.