At this point, I’m as sick of writing about former UFC/Strikeforce/DREAM/Bully Beatdown star Jason “Mayhem” Miller as you are of reading about him. “He doesn’t fight anymore, so why are we still talking about him?! RABBLE! RABBLE!!” some of you have angrily typed, and to some extent I agree with you. But the fact remains that Miller is a twelve year MMA veteran, an oft entertaining, oft frustrating, but always intriguing figure who has given his heart and soul to the sport we love. Unfortunately, it appears that Miller’s mind was lost somewhere along the way as well.
The nude church break in. The “assault” on his sister. Lucky Patrick and his Twitter implosion. Clearly, Miller crossed the line between flamboyant martial artist and cartoon character who occasionally fights some time ago, and it appears that there is no turning back for him. It’s a realization that makes the news of his most recent domestic assault charge all the more infuriating. Miller’s coaching stint on TUF 14 proved that he is, or perhaps was, a mostly harmless manchild capable of intelligent thought and human decency (unlike say War Machine). His recent actions, however, have argued quite the contrary.
MMAMania, in accordance with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, was able to secure more solid details stemming from Miller’s recent arrest earlier today. The full police report can be found here, but we’ve compiled the bulk of it after the jump. It is abhorrent to say the least.
On Saturday, August 10, 2013, Sheriff’s personnel were advised by a caller that she was the victim of domestic violence that occurred on Saturday, August 3, 2013, in Mission Viejo.
Deputy C. Martin responded at approximately 1336 hours to the alleged victim’s location. The alleged victim reported that at approximately 2100 hours on Saturday, August 3, 2013, she and Jason Nicholas Miller were involved in an argument regarding a text message she found on Miller’s cellular phone. Deputies were unable to make contact with Miller on August 10th to obtain his statement.
On Sunday, August 11, 2013, at about 0530 hours, deputies were dispatched to a residence in Mission Viejo reference at loud party. When they arrived, they contacted Miller who was outside his residence yelling at his neighbors. Based on the report filed by the alleged victim, Miller was arrested for CPC 273.5, domestic violence.
Injuries to the alleged victim include multiple bruises covering both arms and both legs, laceration and bleeding above right eyebrow (approx. 1.5″ wide), and laceration to the right side of face (approx. 1.5″ wide). No property or weapons involved.
As we discussed with Bec Hyatt’s story of overcoming domestic violence, there is simply no excuse for what Miller did (if it turns out that he was actually responsible). Domestic violence is a hideous, shameful offense that needs to be immediately addressed and rebuked, especially when it is being dished out by a professional fighter.
Despite all his recent troubles, we truly hope that Miller can find some form of rehabilitation, be it incarceration or otherwise, to help pull him out of the darkness he currently resides in. But more than anything, we hope that the victim of Miller’s most recent outburst fully recovers from her injuries and receives the justice she so deserves.
We will have more on this story as it progresses.