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'Mayhem,' Hall in scuffle [UPDATE]
[UPDATE 10/30/13 at 9:26am PT]
In the aftermath of Uriah Hall and Jason Miller's confrontation, the question arose, would Hall get punished by the UFC for turning the confrontation physical and throwing a punch at Miller?
UFC President Dana White chimed in on the topic and made it clear that the answer is a resounding NO.
[UPDATED WITH VIDEO 10/28/13 at 1:26pm PT]
Video from the Jason 'Mayhem' Miller and Uriah Hall confrontation has been released by MMAInterviews Spencer Lazara, who added backstory to the altercation that describes Miller's inflammatory and provocative actions towards Hall.
The scene begins with Jason “Mayhem” Miller being aggressive to a woman who is apparently his ex girlfriend who he has allegedly assaulted in the recent past. This was told to me by a source close to Miller who added that he is currently out on bail in fact for allegedly assaulting her. She was visibly emotional and upset and he continued to yell at her as her friend shielded her from Miller. Uriah Hall poked his head in the situation and instantly Miller turned his aggression to him. He began with continuous rants of, “N**** please.” You can then hear Uriah saying to those holding him, “I’m good, I’m good,” to which Miller replies, “Oh I know you’re good.” Mayhem is constantly looking to get Hall upset, and accomplishes his goal.
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This is another unfortunate incident for Miller, whose drastic turn from affable fan-favorite to troubled outcast has left him alienated from the MMA community that once embraced him.
Jason 'Mayhem' Miller may be retired from MMA but that doesn't stop him from finding new and inventive ways to land his name in the headlines. The latest instance involved a reported scuffle with Ultimate Fighter 17 finalist Uriah Hall at a regional MMA fight card in California on Friday night.
The event called BAMMA USA/Bad Beat 11 featured several fighters from the local California area and both Miller and Hall were in attendance watching the card unfold.
According to MMA reporter Erik Fontanez, who was attending the event and spoke to FOX Sports just after the altercation unfolded, a large group of people began gathering just before the co-main event of the evening.
The group was surrounding Miller, who was getting heated with another person and that person just happened to be Hall, who was standing just a few feet away from the former Ultimate Fighter coach.
Out of nowhere, Miller apparently flipped off Hall, taunting him and shouted a racial slur at Hall along the way. Hall reacted and threw a punch at Miller before security intervened and broke up the scuffle.
The two fighters were escorted from the building, although Hall was allowed to re-enter after Miller left the area.
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Just moments after the altercation went down, Miller took to Twitter to repeat the racial slur originally aimed at Hall although he didn't say him by name when responding on the social network site.
There was no word on what caused Miller and Hall to end up in a heated argument, although the two fighters did both train at the Reign Training Center under the tutelage of UFC Fight Night main event competitor Mark Munoz.
Miller recently left the gym and had some very unkind words for Munoz upon his exit, and Hall still trains there for his fights. It's unknown if that component played a part in the scuffle or if it was an entirely different scenario all together.
Miller has already been in legal troubles lately with pending charges still looming overhead for several domestic violence arrests that took place over the summer. The police did not get involved during the scuffle with Miller and Hall, however, as security just broke up the melee and sent the fighters packing from the event.