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(If this fence wasn’t here, Nick Diaz would be in *trouble.* Pic Props: ProMMANow)

It started out funny, quickly got silly and the latest news out of the Jason “Mayhem” Miller vs. Nick Diaz tiff just makes us feel tired and sad and a little bit annoyed. The weirdly unclickable GracieFighter.com – which according to its own time sigs has been updating its news section about once a month since Jake Shields beat Martin Kampmann back in October – posted an update on Sunday so spinny that it reads like an out-of-work Republican political strategist wrote it after a couple cocktails. Essentially the website is taking it upon itself to call off any potential fight between Diaz and Miller, which – as far we knew – wasn’t happening anyway. It’s probably best if we just let you read it in its entirety but don’t worry, the Gracie camp wrote it, so it’s pretty short.


First off, dig the headline: “‘Mayhem’ Miller Opts Out of Diaz Fight.” Nice, playa. Lay the blame elsewhere while simultaneously implying there was anything to “opt out” of in the first place. Looks like someone was paying attention during Introduction to Debate and Rhetoric class. Here’s the rest, fully sic’d for numerous style errors:

“Jason "Mayhem" Miller has opted to not take a fight with Nick Diaz in January at a catchweight of 178lbs,” the statement reads. “Despite having previously fought at the 170lbs weight limit, Miller now says that he is unwilling to meet at 178 and instead wants Strikeforce’s Welterweight Champion to move up to middleweight to fight him. Miller has stated he would be willing to lose 2 pounds and fight at 183lbs. As of yet Miller has defeated none of the top Strikeforce contenders but did win a fight on MTV’s Bully Beatdown show. Strikeforce will now be searching for a new opponent for Diaz for their January card.”

Oh, snap! “Bully Breatdown” reference?!? Zing! Also, how rad is it that this reads as if GracieFighter is releasing a statement on behalf of Mayhem Miller? Totally rad.

In a nutshell the Gracie camp is accusing Miller of doing what Miller has been accusing Diaz of doing for weeks: refusing to meet him at a catchweight. Look, we’re not exactly sure who’s to blame here and anymore we don’t really give a shit. We would’ve been pumped about this fight in July or even October, but at this point our attitude is pretty much: Fuck it. It’s clear that both guys – who largely trade on the gimmick of being “craaazy fighters” who are capable of anything – are doing themselves a disservice here with all this nitpicking and backbiting.

If either had any intention of actually fighting, we’re pretty sure they could find a weight agreeable to both parties. As of right now, they’ve become those two guys at the bar who are just posturing and getting in each other’s faces about who bumped into who, but everybody watching knows they aren’t really going to do anything about it. In the wake of this and on behalf of MMA fans everywhere, please forgive us for paraphrasing one of Al Pacino’s screamiest roles when we say: Either fight each other, or stop wasting our motherfucking time.

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Chong Diket- February 13, 2011 at 3:30 am
A demo video clip in regards to Diaz and everyone born on Aug 1 leap or Aug 2 common years. Specially interesting to people who prefer strong sensations, adventures, eagerness, soft sobs, for example. Thought I would talk about, maybe someone will certainly try this out. August 1 - Catalog of Human Population (CHP)
ctownhood- December 7, 2010 at 7:35 am
@DazedNConfused

"Diaz has never fought at 183 either"

Umm, yes he has. He fought Scott Smith and Frank Shamrock (both middleweights like Mayhem) at that weight. He took those fights, because he knew he could beat those guys. Mayhem won't be so easy for him.
WrenJoRo- December 7, 2010 at 3:11 am
I like turtles...and you know who likes Rolling Rock? The Angry Video Game Nerd.
rockhuddy- December 6, 2010 at 8:56 pm
"As of yet Miller has defeated none of the top Strikeforce contenders but did win a fight on MTV's Bully Beatdown show."

fucking gold
danomite- December 6, 2010 at 4:38 pm
Fuck it. I give up. Diaz's is a pussy, Mayhem's a pussy, I'm a pussy. We're all just big pussies that don't want to fight anybody. The fight probably would have sucked anyway. It seems like anytime two guys who actually do hate each other end up fighting they're both so afraid to lose that the fight becomes a boring staring contest. That's the last time I get my hopes up that Strikeforce can put together a fight between two similarly skilled fighters.
ccman- December 6, 2010 at 3:35 pm
Homestly... I'm sick of hearing the weight cut excuse... make weigh ins day of the event already.

Removes those who whined about sonnens defense.
Makes the real advantage the wrestlers lay and pray types have.. being used to sick cuts.
Forces fighters to fight at their real weight class.
Removes the boring cp weigh in articles.


No downside
DazedNConfused- December 6, 2010 at 3:19 pm
Mayhem is the one whose ducking here in my opinion. 178 was a perfectly fine weight for both men. Diaz has never fought at 183 either, so I have no idea wtf Miller is talking about here. He's fought as high as 180, twice I believe.

There's no way Miller should only have to cut 2 lbs while he wants Diaz to go in at 183, 13+ pounds over his usual fights. I don't care if he weights 208, maybe he should diet a bit, or stop calling Diaz a bitch if he can't get down in weight to fight him.

Diaz is the champ of 170, and was willing to go up to 178 to fight, which was perfectly fair. It would've been a good fight, but now Mayhem is turning into a bitch. I was on his side before, but if he really wanted to fight he would cut the extra weight, or fuck it, come into the fight weighing 183 and lose some of your purse.

I just want to see the fight happen, it would be a good one, with something to prove for both men.

And I don't believe Diaz weighs 190. He weighed into his last fight at a easy 169 and I would estimate he probably walks around at 180ish. He runs triathlons and isn't a big dude. People don't get that.
raton- December 6, 2010 at 2:54 pm
Do you really think Diaz walks around at 170? It's common for fighter to cut 20+ lbs before a fight. That would mean that Diaz walks around at 190, so he would still have to cut 7 lbs to get to 183. It's clear to me who is dodging this fight.
raton- December 6, 2010 at 2:49 pm
Go to Joerogan.net and you can hear Mayhem explain why it's crazy to ask him to go down to 178 or whatever. Mayhem walks around at like 208 lbs.. I'm sure Diaz probably walks around at like 190. So fighting at 183 Diaz would still have to lose around 7 lbs. asking Mayhem to cut a crazy amount is stupid. The Gracie camp knows that this would weaken Mayhem to the point that he would be a one pump chump. Diaz needs to nut up. The problem is that Diaz has more to lose fighting Mayhem so he wants every possible advantage. "Don't be scared homie."
ccman- December 6, 2010 at 2:15 pm
Wait....... someone in stockholm put those letter things together into words? I assumed they spray painted on the computer gang tags and wondered why noone replied.
Contraband- December 6, 2010 at 1:07 pm
mayhem only wants to cut 2 extra pounds but wants a guy who is a 170lber and below to add 13lbs, I think it's his way of saying i'm just gonna talk a lot of crap and hope he doesnt take the fight. pick on someone your own size or else keep your mouth shut homie!
whitey- December 6, 2010 at 12:25 pm
last time i drank rolling rock i gaggled
Dog Dicks Magoo- December 6, 2010 at 12:21 pm
Rolling Rock tastes like if was filtered off someone's taint.

As for the article. I didn't read it.
TheYert- December 6, 2010 at 12:02 pm
Don't be scared (of a diet) homie!

P.S. Rolling rock is aweful.
Jugger- December 6, 2010 at 11:43 am
GracieFighter "...posted an update on Sunday so spinny that it reads like an out-of-work Republican political strategist wrote it after a couple cocktails."

Actually, it reads as if it were written by a gaggle of giggling pot-heads.

Did I just use the word "gaggle". Yes, I did. Yes, I did.
Smitty- December 6, 2010 at 11:39 am
Whatever dude.............and rolling rock does in fact suck.
Sudos KFC- December 6, 2010 at 11:32 am
I love Rolling Rock you guys are nuts! Oh yeah and Mayhem is offically ducking this fight. Diaz is offering him a a very fair compromise and he is refusing to take it. Nice though that people are starting to see this situation for what it is.
dhx711- December 6, 2010 at 11:09 am
Graciemag should have saved eveyone time and just posted "Ain't happin, homie"

There should be a rule: If a fighter isn't in the same weight class, don't call them out.

Im from PA and I hate Rolling Rock.
LOKI- December 6, 2010 at 11:07 am
Ghey

They should'nt worry so much about weight class and financial compensation and just get all their peps together and have it out Outsiders/Gangs of NY stlye.
PortlandMMA- December 6, 2010 at 11:02 am
Rolling Rock is fucking horrible.
El Guapo- December 6, 2010 at 11:00 am
I was only half joking about that whole 177.5 pound catchweight thing, but shit, I'll take the credit if nobody else does!

Seriously tho, if they don't meet halfway(say it with me, kids.. com-pro-mise) then somebody gets an edge, however slight. "Don't miss weight, homie!"
Merlin- December 6, 2010 at 10:45 am
This is going to end like the Evan's - Jackson fight.
It will happen but only once everyone has forgotten what started this whole feud in the 1st place.
And even the fighters themselves will have to dig deep to get motivated for this fight. Maybe give Marcus Davis a call, he'll help you get overly emotional involved in just about any fight.
KarmaAteMyCat- December 6, 2010 at 10:38 am
"Either fight each other, or stop wasting our motherfucking time." Oh yah! No seriously though Millers a fatty when was the last time he dropped weight? Come on.. FUCK MILLER! I prefer Rolling Rock its a much better beer.
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