Troubled mixed martial artist Jason Miller was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to multiple felony and misdemeanor charges, according to a report from the Orange County Register.
The fighter known as “Mayhem” pleaded guilty in Orange County Superior Court on Wednesday to nearly a dozen charges including assault on a peace officer, battery and resisting arrest. Miller was also sentenced to 100 days of jail time, but as part of a plea bargain with Orange County Superior Court Judge Robert Fitzgerald, he was given double credit for 50 days already served behind bars.
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.
“The good news for Jason is that his life is back on track,” Miller’s attornery, Cameron Talley told the OC Register. “He’s got his business back, and he’s traveling the world as a commentator.”
Added Miller: “I take responsibility for my stupidity. You can’t rough up the police with no consequences.”
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.