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Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller vs. Tim Stout (?) Added to Strikeforce: Nashville

(Tim Stout vs. Brandon Melendez, 5/16/08.

As first reported by MMA Junkie, a fight between colorful MTV host/middleweight contender Jason "Mayhem" Miller and some guy named Tim Stout (12-8) has been added to the preliminary card of Strikeforce: Nashville on April 17th. Stout, who has primarily competed as a welterweight in various southern regional promotions, is a Tennessee native who trains with Team Oxendine in Johnson City. He last competed in February, scoring a unanimous decision over Phillip Wyman at a Bangkok Fight Night event in Georgia, and his most notable victory was a first-round TKO over TUF 5 vet Brandon Melendez in May 2008.

You may be asking yourself how the hell one of Strikeforce’s biggest stars finds himself fighting a virtually-unknown 170-pounder on the dark portion of a CBS card on less than two weeks’ notice. Good question. Here’s what happened…

With three five-round title fights scheduled for the main card — Henderson/Shields, Mousasi/Mo, and Melendez/Aoki — Strikeforce and CBS wanted to avoid the possibility of the broadcast going significantly over time. So, the main card broadcast will only consist of those three fights, but if they end quickly enough, CBS will air a featured fight from the prelims. That featured fight was originally supposed to be Bobby Lashley vs. TBA. However, we learned yesterday that Lashley would not be competing on the card, even though he’s "fully prepared to step into the cage when the time is right." So who’s the biggest name Strikeforce has that can be slotted into a non-title bout against a local yokel on short notice? Yep, our boy Jason. No word yet if the match will be contested at middleweight, a catchweight, open weight, or moneyweight. The complete lineup for Strikeforce: Nashville currently looks like this:

Jake Shields vs. Dan Henderson (for middleweight title)
Gegard Mousasi vs. Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal (for light heavyweight title)
Gilbert Melendez vs. Shinya Aoki (for Strikeforce lightweight title)

– Jason "Mayhem" Miller vs. Tim Stout
– Zach Underwood vs. Hunter Worsham
– Josh Schockman vs. Cale Yarbrough
– Dustin Ortiz vs. Justin Pennington
– Andrew Uhrich vs. Dustin West
– Chris Hawk vs. Ovince St. Preux
– Thomas Campbell vs. Cody Floyd

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fatbellyfrank- April 6, 2010 at 8:04 pm
@ Rex, 42 is the answer to...... Oh, I see what you did there, quite cryptic really, but it makes sure we pay attention and read all your posts, Nice work cheechface, nailed it
budsellers- April 6, 2010 at 2:23 pm
i think dana white is doing scott coker a favor if he signs shields. who else is there for shields to fight in strikeforce(besides his teammates)? personally, i do not care to see shields vs gsp(snuggie vs snuggie), but i would watch shields vs koscheck or shields vs sanchez.

fitch or koscheck should go to strikeforce for the same reason.
NorthSouthDudesOnly- April 6, 2010 at 1:14 pm
"Hey fellas, let's take up a collection and sponsor Uberqueef at the next SF card. I wonder how much money we'd need to put SuperJuice on Overroids's taint.

Jesus, i felt gay just typing that.

Forget i said anything. (These are not the droids you are looking for.)"

You thought this was funny.
kellyman- April 6, 2010 at 12:14 pm
No ladies? Are we doing this or not, Coker?
Nut Puncher 9000- April 6, 2010 at 10:04 am
Shields is in a cant lose scenario and the UFC would be foolish to not get involved, win or lose.

Should he lose, the UFC can snatch up a quality WW for cheap. Shields wants to fight the best, and regardless of what you think about his past performances, Shields would be an instantly relevant WW in the UFC. Perhaps even getting an immediate title shot as Fitch and Kos sit and watch from the sidelines in the FriendZone.

Should he win, which seems to be the minority thought here, his stock goes through the roof. He knows that, SF knows that, and the UFC knows that. Shields wins the payday lottery should he defeat Hendo. Dont count him out. The kind of money we are talking about is a powerful motivator. The same motivator that sent Hendo to the minors...

@Bojimbo -

Didnt you read the article??? They intend on airing an undercard match if time allows. How could they do that if they dont even film it? For your foolishness you get a /SLAP

ReX13- April 6, 2010 at 9:19 am
"They don't even film the undercard bouts."

You're effing kidding me, right?


Hey fellas, let's take up a collection and sponsor Uberqueef at the next SF card. I wonder how much money we'd need to put SuperJuice on Overroids's taint.

Jesus, i felt gay just typing that.

Forget i said anything. (These are not the droids you are looking for.)
cecils_pupils- April 6, 2010 at 9:16 am
Regarding the Lashley vs. Total Bad Ass fight - I was all stoked thinking he finally took a big step up in competition. It turns out TBA was actually To Be Announced. sigh.

Nut-hugging Lashley is getting really difficult these days, and I really have my work cut-out for me.
cecils_pupils- April 6, 2010 at 9:07 am
btw ReX13, I personally like "kick the day in the junk" as a better slogan for Super Juice. If you can get Overeem to promote it for you it can be sold as an alternative to horsemeat or Winstrol.
El Famous Burrito- April 6, 2010 at 9:01 am
@ ReX13

I would totally buy that drink.

It's better than the unofficial Mickey's slogan:

"Make the morning your bucket."
BoJimbo Spice- April 6, 2010 at 8:58 am
Strikeforce's business model is getting pretty fail-tastic.

They aren't really building anybody on this card, and it's a really big chance to bring interest in your up and comers by showing those fights in a swing slot. If we have 3 first round tkos for the main fights, then what will they show?

They don't even film the undercard bouts.
rlh61- April 6, 2010 at 8:56 am
@ReX13...having one heck of a morning, aren't you? If I could answer even one of your questions, I would. must be having the worst morning of all of us. I bet you even kicked the dog on the way out today. 170, Shields will be relavant in the UFC and can help to shake up the whole AKA thing. He can't hang at 185 against Hendo or in the UFC.

Overall, I'm a little bummed about there only being three fights planned for the televised portion of the card. I realize that at least one undercard fight will probably make it, but I'm getting spoiled by the undercard on Spike/main card on PPV thing.
iDestroy- April 6, 2010 at 8:27 am
Awesome card, you guys. I hope they're able to show Mayhem's fight. That dude is so bad.
NorthSouthDudesOnly- April 6, 2010 at 8:26 am
"- Dustin Ortiz vs. Justin Pennington
- Andrew Uhrich vs. Dustin West"

There's a good chance one of these fights will end faster and in a more spectacular fashion than Mayhem's.
I wonder if it's in jason's contract that his fight be televised if possible, though.
ReX13- April 6, 2010 at 8:25 am
Defender makes good points about Shields vs. Henderson. I'd like to add that Shields does NOT train at AKA, which would make him a nice addition to 170 in the UFC.
Defender- April 6, 2010 at 8:17 am
They would sign Shields because he's being promoted as a middleweight and it's been said again and again by analysts that he should be (and has done best at) welterweight.

Well, not promoted I suppose. He's the middleweight champ and if you are a casual fan you wouldn't even know that.

Hendo is getting old. He's a great fighter and had a killer KO of Bisping at 100. But what else? Besides his name, and that highlight reel KO, what justifies the kinda cash that had Dana let him walk away?

Shields is young and has a lot of fights left in him. His asking price is going to be a pennies compared to what Hendo asked and odds are the UFC will get more fights outta Shields anyways. He can also be potentially built up. Henderson can not be built up. He lost to Silva at UFC 82 and while he was considered a top contender 6 months ago...he would be middle rung now.

So that is why they would sign Shields after letting Dan leave.
agentsmith- April 6, 2010 at 8:14 am
They should just make this fight a tie-in with Bully Beatdown and get it over with.
ReX13- April 6, 2010 at 7:57 am
Well damn, lemme buy you a crappacino or something. I'm a RipIt guy, myself. Whatever it takes, get up and kick the day in the junk.

Actually, that would be a good slogan for an energy drink:

"SuperJuice: Make the morning your bitch."
jimbonics- April 6, 2010 at 7:56 am
If Shields loses, I cannot understand why the UFC would sign him.

So... you don't resign Hendo, because he isn't worth the asking price, but you'll sign the guy he just beat whose only claim to fame is wrestling and LnP. And implanting aliens in peoples necks.
Defender- April 6, 2010 at 7:53 am
I for sure should have checked BE before posting. Normally I do...I just dropped the ball today :) I stand corrected!

Not entirely sure what a "UFC plant" is...unless you think I am working for the UFC and trying to promote them over the live event? It doesn't take much of a brain to realize how much better this card will be than watching a UFC rerun.

This isn't really a good place to talk business...but as much as Dana wants to counter-program Strikeforce, it's not a good thing. If you drive your competition out of business...your product suffers. You said it yourself: "These are great fights that the UFC couldn't pull off". So w/o one, or the wouldn't realize what a good thing this is.

It's not a secret that Strikeforce (and CBS for that matter) are amateurs in promotions compared to the UFC.

When you don't promote your own products champion...and instead focus on the popularity of an ex-UFC guy, how does that not explain to you how much better the UFC is?
shitbag- April 6, 2010 at 7:42 am
I haven't had my coffee yet, ReX13
ReX13- April 6, 2010 at 7:36 am
Geez shitbag, who pooped in your fruit loops this AM? we're having a discussion about mma; like it or not, the UFC is usually relevant. You'd think i was polishing Dana's coin purse the way some guys carry on.
common sense- April 6, 2010 at 7:32 am
awesome king mo moneyweight reference!!!
HeavyHandedHawaiian- April 6, 2010 at 7:26 am
Hunter Worsham and Cale Yarbrough? Any relation to Cal Worsham or Emmanuel Yarbrough?
shitbag- April 6, 2010 at 7:25 am

Is the UFC so fucking insecure they have to plant people on MMA websites to promote their shit? Yes, I guess they are, just look at these comments from above ^^^^

This card is fucking great and these are three fights the UFC couldn't pull off. Who the fuck fucking cares if something is on Spike, CBS or Strikforce or UFC. It doesn't fucking matter you fucking stools. You either like MMA, and like individual fighters, as this is an individual sport, or you're a douche-nozzle.

ReX13- April 6, 2010 at 7:16 am
Defender said:
"Mousasi is the same way. M1 split and his contract is up after this fight..."

For reals? If UFC landed Mousasi, it would be a huge blow to SF. But UFC at 205 would become more interesting with the quickness. Bens, can we get a followup on this? Is Mousasi a free agent after this fight? Has DW talked to him? If 42 is the answer, what is the question?

Edit (from Bloody Elbow)>>

Gegard Mousasi likely to sign a seven fight deal with Strikeforce:
"I have one more fight left on my contract, but we are planning to sign a new deal," Mousasi said.
"I'm being treated very well," he said. "I feel like I'm a part of the family, so there's no reason for me to go anywhere else. I fight also in DREAM, so I don't have any desires to go anywhere."