A night out with training partners from Reign MMA quickly turned into chaos for Uriah Hall, thanks to Jason Miller. Hall and 'Mayhem' were involved in a nasty incident Oct. 25 while attending BAMMA USA's Badbeat 11 event in Commerce, Calif. After being taunted with racial slurs by Miller, Hall threw a punch.
Now a week removed, Hall says he was merely an onlooker looking to settle tensions before being singled out by Miller.
"Initially, I saw a big bald-headed dude," Hall tells MMA Weekly. "Then it hit me that it was Mayhem Miller. I was a little star struck, at first. He was yelling at me though, and wanted to talk to the girl. I guess it was his ex. I tried to stay calm and just diffuse things. I was still kind of shocked that it was all happening."
After his punch 'just barely clipped' Miller, the pair were separated by security. It didn't stop there. Hall says following the confrontation with Miller, 'Mayhem' continued the onslaught via Twitter and text messages.
"I don't know how he got my number," Hall says. "I asked and his response was, ‘I am Mayhem Miller, I know everything.'"
Miller, seemingly unrepentant, only looks more bizarre after comments made by former acquaintances revealing personal anecdotes. Hall, who faces Chris Leben at UFC 168 on Dec. 28, says he's past being angry and simply hopes Miller takes the steps to get help.
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Chael had some thoughts on Lil Nog pulling out.
Lil Nog: the only man who has 'no-showed' more times than Axl Rose.— chael sonnen (@sonnench) November 1, 2013
He fights less than Ghandi— chael sonnen (@sonnench) November 1, 2013
FOR SALE: MMA GLOVES Never used. Contact Lil' Nog, 1 Fragile Chicken Road, No-Show, Brazil— chael sonnen (@sonnench) November 1, 2013
He signs his contracts in disappearing ink— chael sonnen (@sonnench) November 1, 2013
He gets hurt more than Johnny Knoxville— chael sonnen (@sonnench) November 1, 2013
Too bad he can't list his profession as "Fight Avoider" on his tax return— chael sonnen (@sonnench) November 1, 2013
He's got a MEMORIAL PAVILLION named after him at UCLA Medical Center— chael sonnen (@sonnench) November 1, 2013
Maybe Dos Santos can lend Lil Nog his heart while his face heals— chael sonnen (@sonnench) November 1, 2013
He's the "Carmen Sandiego" of MMA— chael sonnen (@sonnench) November 1, 2013
Instead of a contract, Joe Silva faxes him a Missing Person's Report— chael sonnen (@sonnench) November 1, 2013
it's Halloween. Lil' Nog went as a FIGHTER— chael sonnen (@sonnench) November 1, 2013
But he didn't fool anybody and got no candy— chael sonnen (@sonnench) November 1, 2013
I can imagine that today may set the precedent from here on and random testing may become the standard for the sport of MMA— Josh Barnett (@JoshLBarnett) October 31, 2013
Kinda came out of nowhere.
@Young__Assassin Melvin that doesn't even make sense with u saying that. What r u trying to accomplish??— Michael Johnson (@FollowTheMenace) November 1, 2013
Diego poetry will always have a home here.
Trick or Treat smell my feet who is next 4 me 2 beat? another rd plz he's near defeat. 2 close to call what a brawl 4 da fans thank u all!— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) November 1, 2013
Morning Breakfast!! pic.twitter.com/7jfeDupfUk— Edward Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) October 31, 2013
Calling out Demian Maia?
E ai @demianmaia o q acha, d voltar as vitórias em cima d um cara ruim de chão e horrível nas defesas de quedas com eu?— Erick Silva (@ErickSilvaMMA) October 31, 2013
Happy Halloween! http://t.co/Ya5QiLOWmj— Cain Velasquez (@cainmma) October 31, 2013
Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) October 31, 2013
We are here to defend the world from penguin, joker magneto and all other bad guys. Barman anf... http://t.co/8DuRaoSkKb— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) October 31, 2013
Carla Esparza (@CarlaEsparza1) October 30, 2013
Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) October 31, 2013
Jessica Eye (@jessicaevileye) November 1, 2013
For the last time people coming up to me, I AM NOT dressed up as Ben Stiller for #Halloween !!! I'm just tryin' to get to the supermarket.— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) November 1, 2013
Rocky, Adrian & Mick pic.twitter.com/FMOJD73RXW— Diego Sanchez UFC (@DiegoSanchezUFC) November 1, 2013
Trying to blend in... http://t.co/FqhDXpcrO1— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) November 1, 2013
First Halloween I'm not in drag ... Being a responsible adult/parent does have it's down falls.— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) October 31, 2013
Announced yesterday (Oct. 31 2013)
cancelled Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night in London.
FANPOST OF THE DAY
Today's Fanpost of the Day comes via Bradley Bates.
Whilst this is good news for Bellator as they get to put on a fight with what is probably their biggest draw, it's bad news for us fight fans. With a combined four wins in their last 11 fights, neither guy is exactly riding high at the moment. Nor did either guy light up the UFC, at least not in the past four and a half years since 'Rampage' knocked out Wanderlei Silva at UFC 92.
Beltran (14-9-0(1) MMA, 0-0 BMMA) is a known brawler, but isn't exactly a finisher, having not finished a fight since his UFC debut in 2010. Rampage (32-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) on the other hand is known for his vicious knockout power, but again it's something we haven't seen as of late. You would have to go back to the above mentioned, albeit spectacular, knockout of Wanderlei Silva in 2008 for Rampage's last finish.
With both fighters last three wins coming by decision, it doesn't look as though it will be a 'balls to the wall' fight. Then there's the question of what happens to the winner? If Rampage wins do Bellator still do the Tito fight? And if Beltran wins, the Tito fight, for Rampage at least, wouldn't be easy to sell.
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