(The weird thing is, those are actually prescription. Leave it to Mayhem to find the world’s zaniest opthamologist.)
MMA’s hardest-working lunatic may be fighting for a title soon, and in America no less, or at least that’s what a recent forum post from Jason “Mayhem” Miller would have us believe. In addition to updating fans on the status of “Bully Beatdown’s” second season on MTV (Eddie Alvarez kicks some ass in week one), Miller casually mentioned that he’ll be fighting Jake Shields “for the middleweight championship of the world in Strikeforce.”
At this point you might be thinking to yourself: 1) Isn’t Cung Le still technically the Strikeforce middleweight champ? and 2) Isn’t the phrase ‘championship of the world in Strikeforce’ kind of like ‘one of the greatest light heavyweights of the night?’
You’re right on both counts, you sharp devil, you. Cung Le has said for some time now that he eventually plans to fight again, though it’s one thing to say it and quite another to do it. He also supports the idea of an interim title while he’s off playing movie star, and even said he’d voluntarily vacate the title if his acting career keeps him out the game for too long.
That means Miller/Shields will probably be for the interim Strikeforce middleweight title (of the world), but it could eventually just morph into the regular title. And what of the rumored rematch between Miller and “Jacare” Souza? That could also happen in Strikeforce now that Souza has signed with them, but if Shields becomes the champ it might seem more important for Jacare to try and get that belt than to settle his score with Mayhem.
So what do you say, Potato Nation. Who takes this fight? Shields is more of a natural welterweight, but he handled Robbie Lawler without much trouble and Miller isn’t exactly a huge 185′er himself.
One thing we know for sure, if one or both Diaz brothers works Shields’ corner in a fight against “Mayhem,” Strikeforce may reach a critical mass of crazy on fight night. While no one knows exactly what might happen, physicists have warned that a chain reaction of buck wildness could result. By morning there won’t be a single person left in San Jose who still gives a fuck.