Ex-UFC standout Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller is once again in trouble with the law.
Three months removed from spending just over a year behind bars for vandalism and domestic violence, the embattled former Strikeforce star is once again facing jail time following an altercation at a nightclub.
Per a report from TMZ, ‘Mayhem’ was arrested on August 29 after he allegedly strangled a fan at Sunset Marquis in West Hollywood. The incident occurred when an unnamed individual identifying themself as a fan approached Miller. Things quickly developed into a verbal altercation leading Miller to put the alleged victim in a choke hold until security separated the pair.
Miller fled the scene before police officers arrived, but he was arrested upon arriving at the nightclub the next day. He was booked and released hours later pending an investigation. Local police are said to be “pouring over footage of the incident” to determine what, if any charges will be brought against Miller.
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This is far from the first time the former Ultimate Fighter coach has been in trouble with the law. In fact, ‘Mayhem’ has nearly a dozen arrests over the last decade. He has been charged with everything ranging from driving under the influence, burglary, trespassing, assault and battery, and grand theft auto.
Miller’s luck finally ran out in 2021 after he was arrested for another domestic violence incident. In the early morning hours of September 10, police were called to the home of Miller’s girlfriend after he had reportedly assaulted her. Upon their arrival, Miller had barricaded himself in the bathroom. Resisting arrest, Miller was tased and taken into custody with his bail initially set at $1.385 million.
A month later, he was formally charged with assault and battery for a prior incident at a California bar. Miller was sentenced to one year in prison and served time from June 2022 to May 2023. Upon his release just a few months ago, ‘Mayhem’ was once again active on social media, but it’s clear that his time behind bars has done little to change his demeanor.
Miller’s decade-long mixed martial career was less than stellar with the fighter going 23-10. He failed to capture any major titles during his tenure with WEC, UFC, and Strikeforce, but he became a fan favorite thanks to his larger-than-life personality. He only appeared inside the Octagon three times, losing to Georges St-Pierre, Michael Bisping, and C.B. Dolloway.
His last appearance came under the Venator FC banner in 2016. He suffered a second-round submission against Mattia Schiavolin.