November 22, 2005 Honolulu, HI Icon Sport, the new face of Super Brawl, has reached an agreement with Jason Mayhem Miller that will keep the charismatic mixed martial arts athlete competing exclusively in the organizations Hawaii events throughout 2006. Mayhems match against current Icon middleweight (185-lbs) champion, Ruthless Robbie Lawler...
November 22, 2005 Honolulu, HI Icon Sport, the new face of Super Brawl, has reached an agreement with Jason Mayhem Miller that will keep the charismatic mixed martial arts athlete competing exclusively in the organizations Hawaii events throughout 2006. Mayhems match against current Icon middleweight (185-lbs) champion, Ruthless Robbie Lawler, on February 18, 2006, will be the last fight of his current three-event deal. After the Lawler match, Mayhems new contract goes into effect, guaranteeing four fights and six-digit earnings potential.
Icon Sport President T. Jay Thompson, speaking on Jason Mayhem Miller:
Mayhem has shown fans of mixed martial arts that he is the real deal. Hes one of the toughest and most talented fighters mentally and physically that Ive ever seen. Hes a student of the game who never stops improving. And he competes with a passion and joy that simply draws fans to him. Mayhem never quits, he always entertains, and he respects his opponents, the fans, and the sport. That is why we are so proud to have him as part of the Icon family in Hawaii.
Jason Mayhem Miller, speaking earlier today of his new contract:
Im full of joy. Icon Sport has always been good to me. Theyve given me great opponents and greater opportunities. I just want to show all the Hawaii fans that I can be their champion. I think 2006 is going to be the year of Mayhem in the Islands.
Atlanta-born Mayhem first gained notoriety in Hawaii with an impressive win over fellow welterweight (170-lbs) Jay Buck in the June 2003 Super Brawl event, Collision Course. Virtually unknown at the time, Mayhem quickly won over the Hawaii fans backing with his scrappy, never-say-qui! t style and his witty post-fight interviews.
Mayhem returned to Super Brawl twice in 2003, scoring dominant victories over Hawaiis Sean Taylor and former Super Brawl champion Egan Inoue. In 2004 Mayhem overpowered and submitted Hawaiis top welterweight, Ronald Jhun, winning the then-vacant Super Brawl Middleweight Title. Mayhem crushed former Hawaii Golden Gloves boxer Mark Moreno in his first title defense at Super Brawl Icon in July 2005. Immediately after his victory over Moreno, Mayhem relinquished his welterweight title so that he could pursue the middleweight belt, which Hawaiis Falaniko Vitale lost to Ruthless Robbie Lawler later that same evening.
Mayhems popularity reached a crescendo when he faced off against Falaniko Vitale in the recent Icon Sport event, Opposites Attract. An organized Mayhem fan group the Mayhem Monkeys which came into existence via internet community sites and Mayhems frequent on-! line blog entries, arrived at the event dressed-up as their mixed martial arts idol. Hundreds wore Mayhems familiar red hair stripe, kung-fu attire, and sinister mask. Thousands more chanted and cheered Mayhems name as the main event took place.
With the encouragement of his substantial Hawaii fan base and the wild Mayhem Monkeys, Mayhem escaped both Vitales powerful striking and a near-fight-finishing rear-naked-choke submission attempt in the first round of their match. In the second round, Mayhem took control ! of the contest, taking Vitale to the ground and forcing submission with his own rear-naked-choke. After the fight, a visibly tearful Jason Mayhem Miller paid respect to the supportive Hawaii fans and his opponent.
Tickets for the Jason Mayhem Miller versus Ruthless Robbie Lawler Icon Sport World Championship go on sale late December 2005. Icon Sport will be holding a press conference for this championship main event in mid-December 2005.
WHO: Jason Mayhem Miller
WHAT: Four-Fight, Six-Digit Contract with Icon Sport
WHERE: Icon Sport Honolulu, Hawaii