Photo of Jason "Mayhem" Miller by Esther Lin/MMA Fighting.
Before fighters step inside the cage to do battle at tonight's (Sat., Aug. 11, 2012) UFC 150: "Henderson vs. Edgar 2" pay-per-view event in Denver, Colorado, their boss, UFC President Dana White, is waging war with a former employee on Twitter.
And it's getting really ugly.
Jason Miller, who was cut from the promotion following consecutive losses marked by ugly performances against Michael Bisping and C.B. Dollaway, respectively, got it kickstarted with some strong words.
You never begged me to retire @danawhite you must not love me. That's a shame, I love you. Cont.. ... It's ok. Since you never allowed me to officially retire, I am now a Warrior for Peace and Ultimate Fighter for Justice. ... Kill yourself @danawhite we are all begging you. ... I think you misunderstand. I am happier than I have ever been in my life. I put my energy into the wrong efforts, cont ... and now my life is shaping up into exactly what I want it to be. Howabout I fight that fight that Tito "ducked" out of cont ... but we will do three rounds in @lorenzofertitta's other cage. The one where you get to wear a shirt. I know you are a cont ... .a bit insecure about taking your shirt off now that you have implemented random drug testing-but I think you look great-Love You ... my feelings are not hurt. I feel closer to human than ever. There are no exclaimation points here. ... no need for phone calls. I appreciate the car. The money I use to feed the people I love, thank you. When you are ready.
Some of that is in response to White himself, who quickly responded by taking a few shots of his own. You can read those tweets after the jump but to get the full scope of the argument you should hit up each guy's Twitter account here and here.
lol retire Mayhem I'M BEGGIN U!!! ... good for u. Then WTF are u bitchin about me not BEGGIN u to retire? Then I respond and now ur fuckin feelings are hurt. ... u never won 1 fight in the UFC and ur last 2 showings were embarrassing to say the least. ... then u get kicked out MB for the shit u said to that woman now u want to fight me!!? Ya sounds like ur life is going great. ... call me.
Well, this is one way to spend an afternoon before the fights tonight.
Miller, a wacky personality, has rubbed White the wrong way since he was brought back into the UFC and now that's extended beyond whatever interaction they had while working together.
It should be noted that White handled himself far better here than he normally does with the negative tweets he receives.
Thoughts on all this Maniacs?