Shortly after Jason Miller dropped what Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White would later describe as the "most lopsided fight ever" to Michael Bisping at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 Finale in Dec. 2011, it was unclear if "Mayhem" would be invited back to the Octagon.
After all, when White was asked point blank about Miller's future with his mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, he answered simply, "I don't know."
Well, Miller was asked to return. And it's safe to say that if he doesn't deliver an inspired effort -- certainly not a repeat of his "tense" performance that "displayed the worst of everything" against "The Count" -- against C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146 this weekend (May 26, 2012) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, he'll be forced to fight elsewhere.
Miller is well aware of the significance of his upcoming fight against "The Doberman." He has even vowed to retire from the sport if he loses to Dollaway because his opponent, as he tells it, "doesn't deserve to be in there with me."
Clearly, Miller is taking the Middleweight bout serious. So serious, in fact, that in addition to his traditional preparation at Reign Training Center in Lake Forest, Calif., Miller has also enlisted a strength and conditioning coach, as well as visited California State University, Fullerton, to test his fitness levels.
Check out the lengths that "Mayhem" has gone to ensure that he leaves no stone unturned this weekend as he prepares for the "most important fight of his life:"