Remember when "Mayhem" Miller and Jake Shields vowed to hype the hell out of their Strikeforce title fight to make sure fans tuned in to CBS on November 7? Yeah, well, that hasn’t really happened. They exchanged some barbs over Miller’s stated goal to "beat the piss" out of Shields, but since the fight’s been signed the trash talk has really stayed at a simmer. We can only assume that Shields’ recent Twitter post is an attempt to kick things up a notch. It simply can’t be a legitimate possibility that Shields would replace Miller as "Bully Beatdown" host, because no MTV executive not currently trying to bring the company down from the inside would trade Miller’s lower-primate-on-crack persona for Shields’ stoic hard-ass routine. Don’t get us wrong, Shields is great as a bully-beater, but the only thing that guy could host is a tapeworm. Dude just doesn’t have the panache.
According to oddsmakers, however, he does have the better chance to bring home the belt. Shields is currently going off at about a 3-1 favorite, with Miller at +220. Whaddaya say, anyone in the Potato Nation have the grapefruits to take a chance on an underdog with a severe chemical imbalance?