10.19.2007 - 10:47:00 AM -
EliteXC expresses interest in Mayhem
As was reported yesterday, Jason "Mayhem" Miller is now reportedly a free agent and can negotiate with any promotion he so chooses. ProElite/EliteXC might have the best chance at landing the free agent because of his current work with ProElite.com. Sam Caplan has posted at his ProElite Blog that he was able to contact EliteXC live events president Gary Shaw for comment:
"In a heart beat," Shaw responded when asked if EliteXC would have interest in Miller. "Love him. I like him as a person. He's a great character, a great salesman. He can also fight. And if he's truly free to negotiate then I'd have an interest in him but I don't purposely interfere with any other organization's contract. I'd have to be assured that he's free to negotiate."
10.18.2007 - 11:07:00 AM -
Mayhem Miller becomes a free agent.
There has been a lot of speculation as to when Mayhem's next fight in the UFC would be. From what we've heard his contract was bought out by the UFC whenever they bought the WFA. It was reported to be a 2 fight contract, he has only fought once for the WEC leaving one more fight on his contract. Josh Gross at sherdog.com is reporting that Mayhem is free from his Zuffa contract and is free to talk to other promotions. There's a hilarious quote by mayhem in the article:
"I like adventures," the enigmatic Miller said. "I'm the Lewis and Clark of MMA. More Lewis than Clark. Actually, whoever was tagging Sacajawea, I'm him."
Mayhem has quite a personality and is quite a self promoter. I would imagine that any promotion would love to have him. He has been doing broadcast work for ProElite.com alot here recently so i would expect him to sign with ProElite/EliteXC. Mayhem was the Icon Sport middleweight champ before losing to Frank Trigg. Icon Sport was recently purchased by ProElite, so my bet is that he'll end up there.
The article goes on to say that the split seemed to be amicable and that Mayhem has fulfilled his contractual obligations. Mayhem had this to say about his time with the WEC:
"I had a great experience with the WEC," Miller said. "They really know how to take of the fighters."