Former UFC and Strikeforce star Jason Miller has avoided jail time after reaching a plea deal on domestic violence charges, according to TMZ Sports.
The troubled fighter was charged with five counts of felony domestic violence in September for allegedly assaulting three girlfriends from 2015 to 2017. Additionally, “Mayhem” faced one felony charge for vandalizing a girlfriend’s car and house and two misdemeanors for damaging two girlfriends’ cell phones in an attempt to prevent them from calling the police.
Miller initially pleaded not guilty to all charges in September, but after pleading guilty to corporal injury to a spouse/cohabitant, the remaining charges were thrown out. As a result, Miller was given three years’ probation with a suspended four-year prison sentence. He also received credit for 62 days served in jail, according to the report. As part of his plea agreement, Miller must check in to a sobriety treatment program and remain sober for the duration of his probation.
Earlier this year, “The Ultimate Fighter 14” coach and former “Bully Beatdown” host was sentenced to three years’ probation for nearly a dozen charges, including assault on a peace officer, battery and resisting arrest.
Miller has had several altercations with law enforcement in recent years, including a 2014 incident in which he barricaded himself inside his house when police arrived to serve an arrest warrant for an alleged stalking. He was taken into custody after a live tweeting a SWAT standoff.
The following year, Miller was arrested for kicking and spitting at police officers after an incident at a restaurant in Laguna Beach, Calif. And in 2016, the 36-year-old fighter was arrested for spitting on a police officer following an argument with two females at a restaurant in Costa Mesa, Calif. In February, a jury acquitted Miller of domestic violence charges stemming from an alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend at his Mission Viejo home in 2013.
After a four-year hiatus from the sport, Miller made his MMA return at a Venator Fighting Championship event on May 21, 2016. After missing weight by 24 pounds, “Mayhem” was submitted in the second round by Mattia Schiavolin. The UFC, Strikeforce and Dream veteran owns a 23-10 career record that includes victories over the likes of Tim Kennedy, Robbie Lawler and Dennis Kang.