"I would like to formally apologize to CBS, Strikeforce, and all fans of mixed martial arts for my role in the events following the Strikeforce: Nashville event. In retrospect, my timing could not have been worse to ask for my rematch with Jake Shields, and I take full responsibility for entering the cage and setting off a chain of events that cast a dark shadow on the sport. I've been a fighter and a fan of MMA for over 12 years, and would never do anything to intentionally tarnish the sport I've given my life to. In the excitement of the moment I let my emotions run high and made a bad choice that resulted in a debacle, for that, I sincerely apologize."
Strikeforce middleweight and host of MTV's Bully Beatdown Jason Miller formally apologizes for sneaking into the cage to demand a rematch against Jake Shields during the champ's post-fight interview at last Saturday's CBS telecast of "Saturday Night Fights" from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Team Gracie didn't appreciate the antics of "Mayhem" and tried to teach him a lesson in post-fight etiquette with a group effort that led to a melee on live television. Anyone think his apology is sincere -- or a direct order from Scott Coker to try and save face? And should we hold out for a formal apology from Team Gracie?