If you thought Jason Miller looked somewhere between off and awful when he faced Michael Bisping at the Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale you’d be right. In fact, Miller himself was beyond disappointed with his preparation and performance in relation to the bout.
“Mayhem” opened up about the third-round TKO loss on his blog where he acknowledged his embarrassing effort.
“I am very disappointed about (the loss), but have used the past couple weeks to reflect on everything and have come to some conclusions. Dana White was right, “Miller began while alluding to the UFC President’s harsh remarks regarding the 30-year old’s lackluster striking. “He made some disparaging comments about my performance, and I agree with him. I displayed the worst of everything that night in the Octagon.”
“I was tense in round one and I locked up after that,” Miller continued. “I didn’t perform to my potential, and I take full responsibility for it. That wasn’t a UFC caliber performance, and I’m not happy about it.”
The 23-8 Miller did not go into more detail than that, instead vowing to focus on the positive, but he did mention being in Holland at the moment to train with famed kickboxing group Golden Glory.
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MMATraining Take: It’s nice to see a fighter avoid making excuses and say flat out that he stunk. I don’t think Miller’s stand-up is as bad as what fans saw earlier this month but it is extremely bland for a guy who has been in the game for so long and seemingly loves to fight. Hopefully he’ll remedy that in the future. Otherwise he’s going to have a very short second run in the UFC.