Jason Miller can’t seem to stay out of trouble. The aptly named “Mayhem” is back in the news this week, following an arrest for first-degree burglary, unlawful taking of a vehicle, and grand theft auto.
Miller, 39, was picked up in Irvine, California, and is being held without bail at a Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach. Cageside Press confirmed Miller’s arrest following an initial report by NBC Los Angeles. Miller’s next court date is September 2 at the Orange County North Municipal Court.
Miller’s booking report lists his occupation as MMA Fighter, although he has not competed since a disastrous 2016 appearance in Venator FC.
According to Irvine police Sgt. Karie Davies, Miller was familiar with the victim in the case, who has not been named. He is currently on probation stemming from a violent incident last year involving an ex-girlfriend, which saw him do considerable damage to the victim’s residence. In July 2019, he pled guilty and was sentenced to one year of jail time, and three years of probation.
Two years before that, Miller was sentenced to a year in jail for assaulting the very same girlfriend. But his legal woes did not start there. He had a well-publicized stand-off with police in 2014, which he live-tweeted. In 2012, he was picked up after breaking into a church, where he was found naked after apparently vandalizing the property.
Miller (28–10, 1NC) once fought Jake Shields for the Strikeforce middleweight championship. In the UFC, he fought Georges St. Pierre at UFC 52, then years later appeared as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter Season 14 opposite Michael Bisping. “The Count” defeated Miller via third-round TKO at the finale. “Mayhem” fought once more for the promotion, losing to C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146 in 2012. He was then cut by the promotion.
His 2016 fight at Venator FC 3, in which he missed weight by 24lbs (which required a new weight class and opponent switch), remains his last fight of record.