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Mayhem Miller: Dana White has 'killed' MMA, urges fight fans to abandon sinking UFC 'Titanic'

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Most hardcore mixed martial arts (MMA) fans leave sounding off on Internet forums to 30-year-old wannabe tough guys living in their mothers' basements.

In the case of Jason Miller, he waited until age 32.

In an open letter posted on The UnderGround, "Mayhem" sounded off about unified rules, as well as made a case that Dana White is killing the fastest growing sport in the world.

His opening:

"Dana White has killed the sport that you and i love. The refusal to build stars. The reward for standing and wanging. THE UNIFIED RULES, have all killed the sport of mixed martial arts. I come to you humbly, as a student and teacher of the mixed martial arts. A man that has never tapped out, or been knocked out in mixed martial arts competition and ask that you do not support a corporate monarchy that favors a mark in the Win column, over showcasing the ART of MMA."

Before we continue, "Mayhem" has indeed been stopped. It actually has occurred three separate times (once via submission). And it doesn't even count his poor showing most recently against C.B. Dollaway, a lackluster unanimous decision loss at UFC 146 on May 16, 2012, which triggered his departure from the world's leading MMA promotion.

If this doesn't discredit his above comments somewhat (and make him just flat out sound bitter) then I don't know what does.

Perhaps that's because his fall from grace has been steep. Following the loss to Dollaway, he immediately took to social media to declare his retirement. The announcement didn't stop White from publicly firing him.

The drama didn't stop there.

Following an arrest for burglary -- which involved a bathrobe -- a bizarre appearance on "The MMA Hour" and a knife-wielding Miller during another interview (watch it here), it's safe to say the former Middleweight has been channeling his inner Amanda Bynes.

Of course, this isn't the first time Miller has sounded off about UFC and/or White. But, his pointed comments this time around seem to be stemming from an underlying issue with the top shop in MMA.

His plea:

"When the next Big Thing hits, jump aboard-because with PPV sales slipping since 2009, and the executives at Fox watching these boring fights, if you are still a Dana shill, you are polishing the brass on the Cubicle Captain's Titanic. Don't let him kill our sport. I love it too much."

All this coming from someone who fought in some of the most boring fights in recent history.

While many will agree the fights on display as of late haven't all been the barn burners they are made out to be, "Mayhem" comes across holding some predisposed angst against his former employer.

It will be curious to see whether White addresses this latest outburst in an upcoming scrum or, wisely, doesn't bother to give him the attention ... or satisfaction.

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