After receiving a previously unheard of push for a fighter essentially making his UFC debut, Ultimate Fighter 14 coach Jason Miller did little to show he’d deserved the company’s marketing might by turning in a poor performance against rival team-head Michael Bisping at the season’s finale. UFC President Dana White wasted little time leveling criticism at “Mayhem” after the feeble showing, essentially saying the 30-year old’s striking was amateur-level if that.
However, while White (and every fan/media member) had plenty to say about Miller’s loss, little had been heard from “Mayhem”. Until now, that is.
The 23-8 Miller offered a frank assessment of his output against Bisping in a recent blog entry where he wrote, “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. He made some disparaging comments about my performance, and I agree with him. I displayed the worst of everything that night in the Octagon.”
The real-life cartoon character also reeled in his act some, saying his goal was to grow from the experience and approach things with positivity rather than self-loathing. Miller also added he was in Holland working with Martin DeJong at the famed Golden Glory gym.
“I made a lot of mistakes in this story- during the camp, during the fight – but the key to living life is learning from your mistakes and making positive change,” explained Miller. “I feel very positive right now, and I hope you feel the same way, I would be absolutely nothing without persistence and positive thinking.”
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