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Jason Miller Was Arrested Over an ‘I Love You’ Snapchat Message


(Shaved head? New cross-tattoo that matches your nail polish? Congrats, Jason, you’re ready for prison. / Photo via OFFICIALMAYHEMMILLER)

Yesterday, we regretfully informed you that Jason “Mayhem” Miller had been arrested for the third time in the past 30 days for violating a “stay away” order related to his ongoing domestic violence charges. When we heard the news, we figured that Miller might have showed up naked to the victim’s house and started flinging his feces at the doorbell. You know, something wacky like that.

But the truth is much less dramatic. In fact, Mayhem’s violation of the protective order was so minor and non-hostile that we kind of feel bad he got arrested for it. SciFighting.com passes along the details:

Jason Miller was arrested at approximately 3:15 PM PST [Monday] at the conclusion of his first hearing in an ongoing domestic violence case in Southern California. He was taken into custody by the Orange County Sherif’s Department after the alleged victim revealed a snapchat video to the court of him saying “I love you.” Since snapchat messages are designed to disappear from the recipient’s phone seconds after viewing them the alleged victim waited until the hearing to open the message in front of the district attorney to bolster the veracity of her claims. Unfortunately for Mr. Miller although the contents of the message were completely benign in nature, under the provisions of the protective order, any communications from Mr. Miller to the alleged victim are strictly prohibited. The judge deemed Mr. Miller in violation of the protective order and as a result the DA asked that the bond amount be raised an additional $15 thousand, however Judge Andre Manssourian, apparently wishing to drive a point home with Mr. Miller, ordered the bail be set at $200 thousand.

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Yup, Mayhem Miller Got Arrested Yesterday. Again. [UPDATED]

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Potato Nation, Jason “Mayhem” Miller has entered Kat Williams Mode.

Yes, after being arrested twice in the past two weeks for felony domestic violence and releasing a bizarre “apology” that channeled both Damian Marley and Buffalo Bill, the former Strikeforce and UFC middleweight has been arrested again, according to FOX Sport’s Mike Chiappetta. There are no details as of yet in regards to the newest charges Miller was brought in on, but we’re gonna take a swing at it and say domestic violence  [Ed. note: Well, close enough. See update below.]

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Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Arrested Again on Felony Domestic Violence Charge, Is Currently Being Held on Bond


(We hope you find the strength to leave him, Noodles. / Image via ennvy)

For the third time since his retirement in May 2012, Jason “Mayhem” Miller has been arrested. According to records, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department arrested Miller on Thursday and the ex-fighter is being held on a $50,000 bond.

Miller’s next court appearance is scheduled for Monday. According to Bloody Elbow, “Mayhem” has been charged with corporal injury of a spouse or domestic partner which is a felony. Less than two weeks ago, on August 11th, Miller was also arrested on domestic violence charges and was released after posting bond.

In 2012, shortly after his retirement, Miller was arrested for allegedly breaking into a California church. Before that, “Mayhem” was arrested in 2011 after a fight with his sister.

We’re not really sure what to say at this point, ‘Taters. For years, it appeared as if Miller was simply having a good time, fighting hard and playing up the more silly parts of his personality. But now it’s evident that he is having problems keeping himself out of bad situations, almost all of them involving alleged violence against others.

We’ll keep you posted with updates as they occur.

- Elias Cepeda

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Donald Cerrone Slapped With Misdemeanor Assault Charge for ‘Boat Rage’ Incident


(Cowboy, on a boat, in happier times.)

CagePotato.com has confirmed that UFC lightweight contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone was charged with Third Degree Assault, following an alleged physical altercation in Grand County, Colorado on June 29th. According to a statement released to CagePotato by the Grand County Colorado Sheriff’s Department:

Donald A. Cerrone, 30 years of age, has been charged with Third Degree Assault by a summons to court, and it is a Class One Misdemeanor. There is no warrant for him at this time. Mr. Cerrone and another person, Jeffrey S. Aley, were involved in a boating rage incident (similar to road rage but by use of boats) on Lake Granby. The incident escalated to the point where Mr. Cerrone assaulted Mr. Aley. Mr. Aley was also charged with Reckless Operation of a boat and Reckless Endangerment, a Class Three Misdemeanor. The case is still ongoing, and has not been concluded in court.

This isn’t the first time that Cerrone has let his temper get away from him outside of the Octagon. In October 2010, Cerrone derailed an MMA event in New Mexico when he punched headliner Marcus Sursa, the ex-boyfriend of Cerrone’s then-girlfriend.

Cerrone last competed in May, when he scored a unanimous decision win against KJ Noons at UFC 160, and he’s slated to fight Rafael Dos Anjos next Wednesday at UFC Fight Night 27: Condit vs. Kampmann 2. We’ll update you when more details come to light about his latest misadventure.

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And Now He’s Fired: Reza Madadi, Purse-Snatcher Extraordinaire, Released From UFC Contract


(Further proof that handbag thievery is a dangerous game to get into.) 

We all saw this coming.

Following last week’s report that UFC lightweight Reza Madadi had been sentenced to a year and a half behind bars for his role in the theft of over $150,000 in handbags (or as they are called in NYC “Fancy Boy European Carryalls“), it appears that the UFC has severed their ties with the Swedish prospect. An official statement was released via their website yesterday:

Following his conviction by a court of law in Sweden, the UFC organization has elected to terminate its relationship with Reza Madadi based on its Fighter Code of Conduct and the provision of its promotional agreement concerning fighter conduct.

Does anyone else wonder how Matt Hughes managed to stretch the above paragraph into an 8 hour work day?

“Do you want this in Times New Roman or the standard Calibri body, Dana? Dana?”

Madadi was last seen competing in his home country at UFC on FUEL: Mousasi vs. That Other Guy, where he improved his octagon record to 2-1 with a third round submission via D’arce victory over Michael Johnson. In retrospect, we should all just assume that Madadi’s arrest and possibly his decision to compete in MMA in the first place was all part of an elaborate ruse designed to draw attention away from Barack Obama so he could steal the Hope Diamond. BOOM BABY!

After the jump: A Colombian purse snatcher gets hit by a bus. I don’t know, it seems relevant to me.

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UFC Lightweight Reza Madadi Sentenced to 1.5 Years in Prison For Role in Handbag Heist

“Handbag Heist” might be the sissiest sounding crime in the history of crimes committed by MMA fighters, but it doesn’t change the fact that UFC lightweight Reza Madadi is headed to a year and a half in Swedish prison for it nonetheless.

“Mad Dog,” who was arrested for stealing over $150,000 in handbags following a “dramatic car chase” (some of which was captured on the surveillance video above) back in May, was convicted of grand larceny yesterday. Aftonbladet.se has the details:

It was about five o’clock on the morning of 24 May, three men carried out the smash and grab-coup against the exclusive väskaffären Bottega Veneta on West Higgins Road in central Stockholm.

They should have brought with them bags of SEK 1.7 million. Surveillance film from the store shows the men smashing the door, enters and booms store.

Reza “Mad dog” Madadi and his friend were arrested at a workshop in Åkersberga by police just one hour after the attack. Martial Comforter stated in court that he was there to pick up a rental car.

In the workshop, the police found the cell phone, balaclava, a sledgehammer and clothes that were used in the burglary.

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Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Releases Rastafarian-Themed Apology Following His Domestic Violence Arrest, And It Is F*cking Crazy


(We still haven’t tracked down Miller’s latest mugshot, but in the meantime, here’s a photo of him in drag dancing with a sexy cop.)

In his first public statement since he allegedly beat up a woman at his home, former MMA fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller has published a post on his official website apologizing and asking for forgiveness. Now, admitting guilt on the Internet might not be the wisest move from a legal perspective if he intends to fight the charges later. Then again, he might be building an airtight case for temporary insanity. Check out Miller’s statement below, along with our annotations…

HEARMENOW*

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.

I LOVE YOU.

I APOLOGIZE WITH ALL MY HEART, DURING THE MOST CHALLENGING TIME OF MY life, I ask only for YOU TO UNNASTAN. 33.****

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

-J. Mayhem Lion******

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“Mayhem” Update: Details Reveal Domestic Violence Charge the Result of a Text Message Argument

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.

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Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Arrested Yesterday For Domestic Violence, Faces Up to Four Years in Prison


(It’s a good start, Jason, but you’ve still got a long way to go before you catch up to Luke Cummo. / Photo via MMAWeekly)

Details are scarce at the moment, but MMAMania has confirmed with the Orange County Police Department that semi-retired MMA fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller was arrested yesterday morning on a felony charge of Domestic Violence 273.5 PC, not burglary as was originally reported. Miller’s alleged victim has yet to be named. The former UFC/Strikeforce fighter was released on bond at 12:21 a.m. PT last night, and is now in the care of his family. The California Penal Code describes Miller’s charge as follows:

Any person who willfully inflicts upon a person who is his or her spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or the mother or father of his or her child, corporal injury resulting in a traumatic condition is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not more than one year, or by a fine of up to six thousand dollars ($6,000) or by both that fine and imprisonment.

Over the past two years, we’ve seen Mayhem go from lovably eccentric to unstable and potentially dangerous to himself and others. The troubles officially began in May 2012, when he was fired by the UFC for, and I quote, “some crazy shit” that happened backstage at UFC 146. Three months later, he was arrested for a bizarre naked burglary at an Orange County church; charges for that incident were later dropped. And then, two months after the church thing, Miller had his infamous “Lucky Patrick” appearance on The MMA Hour, which could charitably be described as a promotional appearance gone awry.

Mayhem’s life has been much less eventful this year, thankfully, although he did whip out a knife during a FOX LA interview segment last month and started slicing up his t-shirt, which was kind of weird and uncomfortable. We’ll update you when we know more about Miller’s latest arrest.

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Josh Rosenthal Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Charges Stemming From $6 Million Marijuana Bust


(“Alex, listen to me, you’re going to be alright. That weed you smoked was a new hybrid strain I’m working on. I call it…’The Nelmark‘.” / Photo via Getty)

Six months after pleading guilty to drug charges including conspiracy to manufacture and distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute, MMA referee Josh Rosenthal has been sentenced to 37 months in federal prison with no possibility of parole. MMAFighting.com confirmed the news with the office of Senior District Judge Saundra Brown Armstrong, who sentenced Rosenthal today in Oakland, California’s U.S. District Court. Rosenthal will also face three years of probation after being released from the clink.

In case you missed this story when it first broke, we’re not talking about a guy getting hassled for carrying a little weed. Rosenthal was secretly a big fish in the Bay Area marijuana-ecosystem, and owned a warehouse in Oakland containing over 1,300 marijuana plants. Federal agents raided the facility last year, putting the kibosh on an operation that was estimated to be worth $6 million.

Now, one of MMA’s most capable refs is heading to lockup. And yet Steve Mazzagatti is still at large. Just doesn’t seem fair, does it.

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