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Former UFC middleweight Jason “Mayhem” Miller claims that his former employer “pretended” like it was going to pay for his knee surgery, which he has yet to get, so he’s toughing it out unlike five-time NBA champion, Kobe Bryant.

One week after Jacob Volkmann and John Cholish aired their dirty laundry and their beefs with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Jason Miller is doing the same with his former employer.

“Mayhem” — who retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) after being released by the promotion after his loss to C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146 in May 2012 — revealed on a recent appearance on “The MMA Hour” that he was set to have surgery on his left knee, which UFC was going to take care of through its insurance, however, his coverage expired after the promotion decided to let the process drag on.

According to Miller, it was all part of his former bosses plans.

He explains:

“[The UFC] pretended they were going to give me the surgery, and they started acting like they were going to fix my leg. I went back and they dragged it out until my insurance coverage expired. So now I can’t get my knee fixed.”

“Mayhem” has yet to undergo surgery — which he estimated cost more than $50,000 — and says he’s learned to deal with the pain. After all, he’s been doing it throughout his 15-year combat sports career.

“My left knee, same one I hurt in the (C.B. Dolloway) fight. If you’re walking around with no ACL for one year, Kobe Bryant is a p***y. I’m walking like the hunchback of Notre Dame over here. That’s the big problem, right? I’m hurting, but I got so used to ignoring pain over my entire life from doing the job that I did, and I bet it’s a bit of genetics because my dad’s done the same thing, then, try to walk through the pain, whatever. Then your foot swells up like a watermelon. Try to work out hard? Nope!”

One can’t question his toughness, but walking around with a blown knee is a bad accident waiting to happen.

Nevertheless, Miller doesn’t plan to return to fighting, admitting that now that he is retired from the sport he is “really enjoying” his life and has “other things to accomplish.”

The former “Bully Beatdown” star ended his career on a two-fight skid and also battled some legal problems in 2012 after he managed to avoid some jail time when charges were dropped for allegedly breaking into a church and vandalizing it.

All while in his birthday suit.

If that wasn’t enough, Miller had quite a meltdown the last time he was on “The MMA Hour,” trashing the studio and storming off the set. He later explained it was all a joke in efforts to promote “Here Comes The Boom,” a film in which he had a small part in as “Lucky Patrick,” the character he refused to break while going Godzilla on Ariel Helwani‘s set.

Regardless of what happens next, it’s safe to assume that Miller’s latest claim won’t improve his relationship with UFC President Dana White.

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