At the post fight press conference, UFC president Dana White announced to the media that he was releasing Miller and that the fighter was also involved in a situation backstage after the bout.
“Something happened backstage afterwards…’Mayhem’ is done.” When asked to elaborate further White responded “Just some [expletive] I don’t want to talk about.”
On Monday, Miller was a guest of MMAFighting.com’s show the ‘MMA Hour’ and he explained exactly what went on, saying it was something that actually happened before he even walked out for his fight.
“It was my mask,” Miller said. “Burt suddenly started yelling about my mask. I had a gas mask for the troops underneath my paper bag, and Burt started telling me right as I’m walking out for the fight. I’m trying to get focused instead of arguing about a paper bag. Maybe it was my fault for, I don’t know, I thought we had an understanding once I start walking out to the cage that now I’m working, but obviously we’re not on a playing field of mutual respect.
“I wish I would have heard about it before so it would be easier to deal with. But here I am walking to the cage, and suddenly I started getting yelled at. I’m like ‘what, I’m trying to focus here.’ Things don’t always go the way you want. That’s life and you have to deal with it.”
In the interview, Miller also stays true to his promise that he made before the fight that if he lost to Dollaway he would retire. Read Miller’s comments about retirement by hitting the link above.