In what is becoming a sad and concerning trend, former UFC fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller was arrested this weekend after he was allegedly involved in an altercation with two women. The incident occurred at 2.a.m on Sunday at Saddle Ranch Chop House in Costa Mesa, California.
According to Chris Haire of The Orange County Registrar Miller was observed arguing with two women inside the establishment. The OC Registrar stated that one of the women slapped Miller and in response, the veteran of over thirty professional mixed-martial-arts fights grabbed the woman and attempted to punch her. At this point, the establishment’s security personnel were able to intervene. Miller was then taken down to the ground and handcuffed.
The Costa Mesa Police Department were then called to the scene. During their handling of Miller, it is alleged that the 35-year-old spat in one of the arresting officer’s face. “Which is disgusting,” said Sgt. Dan Miles of the CMPD. Once in custody Miller was transported to a hospital due to injuries which sustained to his face while being grounded by security. He was then transported to jail, where he remained until Sunday afternoon. Miller has been ordered to appear in court on August 8th to answer any charges stemming from these incidents.
Miller’s most recent arrest comes after the former Ultimate Fighter coach returned to MMA action after a four-year layoff. In May, Miller was involved in a bizarre series of events which resulted in him losing via submission to Mattia Shiavolin at Venator FC in Italy.
Prior to this, Miller was arrested in March for allegedly vandalizing a tattoo shop, also in Orange County. In February Miller was arrested in Irvine, CA on suspicion of driving under the influence. In 2015 Miller pleaded not guilty to two felony counts of assault with a weapon on a peace officer, after an incident at his Mission Viejo home. That year Miller was also arrested in Laguna Beach, CA and charged with misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest. In 2014 Miller live-tweeted during a police standoff at his home in connection to officials attempting to serve a warrant for previous charges of domestic violence.
In all above cases, Miller is considered innocent unless proven guilty.
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