Jason “Mayhem” Miller is already causing plenty of problems for Michael Bisping on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter. And, if the former host of MTV’s Bully Beatdown show has anything to say come December, he will inflict even more pain on “The Count.”
Once Miller’s done with Bisping, he already has his next foe lined up as well – UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva.
“I’ve got another guy on the radar: the guy with the damn strap, Anderson Silva,” said Miller, while talking at the UFC Expo in Houston earlier this month. “He’s the best fighter in the world, and I want to stick my nose right to his nose and see what happens.”
Miller is hoping that a key win over BIsping in the Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale will push him towards a shot against Silva. He said he has no interest in meeting either Nick Diaz or Jake Shields.
“I was fighting Strikeforce at the time. Those were the choices I had (Diaz or Shields),” Miller said. “Now, I’ve just got his whole plethora of awesome fighters to fight. I can’t wait to start smashing heads.”
The 30-year-old Miller is 24-7 in his career, having won his last two bouts. In Silva, “Mayhem” knows that he would be facing one of the best in the world, but believes he is human just like everyone else.
“I think he’s a man,” Miller said. “He bleeds the same blood that we do. If you put me in front of the champion, I’ll be the champion.”
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MMATraining Take: Miller is well behind the likes of Chael Sonnen and some of the other middleweight contenders, and would even be passed over by Dan Henderson if Henderson drops down, so a fight with Silva is probably not in the immediate cards for “Mayhem.” But, there is nothing wrong with saying he wants to face Silva, who is a great test for every fighter. Maybe a few more wins over some notables, such as Sonnen – which would provide some great quotes and press conferences – and Miller could be in line to contender.