Jason “Mayhem” Miller would like nothing more than to have a 25-minute war with >Michael Bisping this Saturday night in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale. However, the colorful Californian doesn’t believe “The Count” has what it takes to go the distance with him to give everyone a replay reminiscent of the epic clash between Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua from UFC 139.
“If you have the right mentality to go into the Octagon, you should have the mentality to never quit and to leave it all in the cage,” said Miller, in a recent interview with the UFC’s website. “You can’t shy away when the going gets tough. I don’t think Bisping’s good enough to do that. I think he’s a good all-around fighter, but he doesn’t stand out in one place in particular and that’s where me and him differ. I have strong punches and I have a very good grappling game, and eventually he’s going to falter and I’ll be there to take advantage of it.”
Miller, who lost a five-round decision to Jake Shields back in 2009 for the Strikeforce middleweight title, hopes MMA fans saw a different side of him than the one portrayed on Bully Beatdown.
“I knew that people were gonna get to see what I really do and what I’ve really done and what I’m good at on The Ultimate Fighter, and that’s training and fighting,” Miller said. “I’ve been doing this since I was like 17 years old, and it’s the thing that I know the best. So I knew that people were gonna be in for a surprise when I signed up for The Ultimate Fighter. And that was fine with me. I didn’t change anything or have to play anything up for the cameras. I just went in, they gave me the job, and I tried to do my job as best as possible.”
The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale takes place from Las Vegas, Nevada, and will feature the finals of both the bantamweight and featherweight tournaments, along with the Miller-Bisping bout and a match-up between TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson and well-rounded veteran Yves Edwards.
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MMATraining Take: Miller-Bisping is going to be nothing short of a war, as both men want nothing more than to make a statement and prove they deserve to be in line for a UFC middleweight title fight. The animosity from TUF will also be on display, so expect plenty of powerful blows and finishing strikes in this one.