Jason "Mayhem" Miller, Retired MMA Fighter, Apologizes for Latest Brush With Law: Update

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See the update at the end of this post with "Mayhem" Miller apologizing on his website.

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ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 14, 12:33 P.M.: Former mixed martial arts fighter Jason "Mayhem" Miller is in trouble with the law again.

The 32-year-old was picked up by Orange County sheriff's deputies over the weekend for allegedly roughing up his girlfriend during an argument over a text message on his phone. Deputies say she was left with bruises on her limbs and cuts on her face.

Miller was reportedly released from custody early Monday after posting a $50,000 bond. The domestic violence is alleged to have actually happened Aug. 3 but was not reported to the sheriff's department until last week.

Mayhem had been arrested by deputies from the same agency on Aug. 13, 2012, after being found naked on the couch of a Mission Viejo church that had just been vandalized.

Jason "Mayhem" Miller of MMA Fame Found Buck Naked in Church

The charges were dropped after Mission Hills Church pastor Brian Anderson came forward in Miller's defense.

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What is it about August? Mayhem was arrested in August 2011 in North Carolina after allegedly putting his sister in a headlock and refusing to let her go when she wanted to leave a house party.

What is it about sheriff's deputies coming to the rescue? Miller's sister was able to escape and went to the Chatham County sheriff's department, whose deputies arrested him for simple assault and false imprisonment. Mayem later explained he was trying to stop her from driving and that the charges were "over with."

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Miller, who we reported having a Twitter war with Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White shortly before the UFC dropped him as a fighter in May 2012, said at the time Mayhem was fired over "just some dumb bullshit" that happened backstage at UFC 146 (* Hat tip to Inquisitor.com).

Speaking of bullshit, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound brawler victimizing two defenseless women (loved ones at that) and a defenseless house of worship? He continued training after leaving the fight game for a broadcasting career that has included stints on Sirius satellite radio's The Jason Ellis Show, ringside at King of the Cage matches and as host of Bully Beatdown on MTV and MTV2.

As Dana White reportedly put it after firing Mayhem, "If you want to be a clown do that stuff on your reality show."

UPDATE, AUG. 15, 11:26 A.M.: Jason "Mayhem" Miller, who apparently show shares Snoop's new last name of "Lion," has apologized for his recent actions via mayhemmiller.com:

August 14, 2013
· by MM · in mayhem, Uncategorized. ·

To Who it Concerns:

I and I beg for forgiveness. If I have brought shame or pain upon Anna, her Father, her Mother, her Sister, her children and Shiloh. Know this; JAH THE ALMIGHTY SHALL JUDGE AND NO-MAN.



Samakatuwid magsisi at palayasin sa gayon na ang iyong mga kasalanan ay maaaring wiped-out
Mga Gawa 03:19

-J. Mayhem Lion

Can anyone out there translate that last line before the byline?

A day earlier he'd tweeted (all CAPS his): "TABLOID SOCIETY." Don't know if that's a commentary on what he's lamenting, contributing to or both. But whatever he means, we hope he emerges better from this most-challenging part of his life.

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Paullucas714, you think it's funny? He beats up my friend, she loses custody of her son and she's blamed for it? Still funny?

JBinOC topcommenter

Looks like Tagalog (actually Taglish, with the "wiped-out" at the end). I'll ask the cashier at Magic Wok...

paullucas714 topcommenter

I bet that chic will think twice before she geos snooping on her BFs cell phone again. LOL


Well one day it will all end for him.. unless he figures out what the heck is wrong with himself.

Raffi Zaki
Raffi Zaki

all these UFC and MMA guys are always beating people up, they are like bulldogs. trained to hurt and thats how they react when under stress. not saying all of them are ruthless idiots, but im sure it attracts and can foster that type of personality. Learn to play guitar or something, theres more value in art than glorified violence. rant over!

JBinOC topcommenter

Maybe he should change his name to

Jason "Mabuhay" Miller

vegandawg23 topcommenter

@Raffi Zaki Martial arts takes a high level of skill and intelligence, unlike being a musician or especially a "DJ" that just takes stuff other people do and speed it up. That said i'm not surprised this happened. In atlanta he'd always get into bar fights, also he broke into his exes house in hawaii and got beat down by some fat Samoan. Hope he gets his meds right. Talented fighter for sure. It is easy to criticize and break down the spirit of others, but to know yourself takes a lifetime.

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