("Mayhem" Miller, seen here expertly cultivating the look that says, ‘Let’s not even waste time with the Rorschach test, doc.’)
Those of you who spent all day lamenting the fact that you wouldn’t get to see that “Bully Beatdown” guy you love so much when he takes on some dude you’ve never heard of at Strikeforce: Nashville next weekend, well, now you can relax and put down that computer duster you’ve been huffing frantically. In today’s media conference call Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker promised that the fight “will air in some form” on CBS on April 17. Whether that form is a quick and dirty highlight recap of what happened or whether it’s the whole thing will depend on how much available time there is on the live broadcast after all these title fights get sorted out.
So if the absence of magic tights leads to Shinya Aoki flailing about helplessly until Gilbert Melendez puts him away, or if Dan Henderson comes right out and knocks Jake Shields into an alternate reality where he wanders through the desert with Jim Morrison and Michael Bisping, then chances are very good that we’ll get to see Miller do his thing. The good news is that judging by Stout’s unimpressive 8-7 record, it shouldn’t take too long for a focused and prepared “Mayhem” to put him away.