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???Mayhem??? Miller Exits Strikeforce, Inks Multi-Fight UFC Deal

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The UFC has acquired the services of one of MMA???s most colorful personalities, popular middleweight veteran Jason ???Mayhem??? Miller.

Miller???s manager, Dr. Ryan Parsons, broke word of the fighter???s new multi-fight contract with the UFC Friday on MMAFighting.com. Shortly thereafter, ???Mayhem??? himself confirmed the news via Twitter.

???I now fight for the UFC,??? Miller wrote. ???I???d like to thank all the staff there as well as [UFC President] Dana White for this new partnership... Can???t wait to show my skills in the UFC???s octagon.???

According to the report from MMAFighting.com, Miller???s contract with former home Strikeforce recently expired, allowing him to negotiate a new deal with the UFC. The 30-year-old took on Jake Shields for the vacant Strikeforce middleweight title in November 2009, losing a five-round unanimous decision. Miller???s second and final bout with the promotion came in April 2010, when he notched a first-round technical knockout of Tim Stout before engaging in an infamous in-cage brawl with Shields and his Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu teammates.

Miller, who hosts the MTV reality series ???Bully Beatdown,??? was last seen in September submitting Japanese great Kazushi Sakuraba via arm-triangle choke at Dream 16 in Tokyo.

Details were not immediately available regarding when or against whom Miller will enter the UFC, but when he does, it will not be the California resident???s first trip inside the Octagon. In April 2005, Miller dropped a unanimous decision to current UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. Miller also once competed for the Zuffa-owned World Extreme Cagefighting, earning a unanimous nod over Hiromitsu Miura in May 2007.

â?????Mayhemâ?????? Miller Exits Strikeforce, Inks Multi-Fight UFC Deal

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