Throwback | Lets take a look back at the time when Jason “Mayhem” Miller traveled to Brazil to get put some work in at Brazilian Top Team and ran into a little known Beast named Rousimar Palhares. But Mayhem had no idea that Palhares doesn’t like to let go of submissions unless his coaches literally use a tazer.
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Jason Nicholas Miller (born December 24, 1980) best known as Mayhem Miller is an American mixed martial arts fighter and TV host. Miller trains at Mercado Muay Thai in Mission Viejo, California and at Kings MMA in Huntington Beach, California. He has fought in the UFC, Strikeforce, WFA, WEC and DREAM. In his career, Miller beat Robbie Lawler, Tim Kennedy, Denis Kang and Kazushi Sakuraba, among others. Miller was the host of MTV’s reality series Bully Beatdown. Miller also played a fighter in Kevin James’s film Here Comes the Boom.
Miller was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and he grew up in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Miller’s father was an 82nd Airborne paratrooper in the United States Army. After Miller was expelled from high school for fighting, he and his family had to move 40 miles so that he could go to school in a new district. Miller knew he wanted to compete professionally. He earned his yellow belt in Taekwondo at age 11 and joined his new High school’s wrestling team and would challenge the instructors of karate schools to spar. He was guided by a judo instructor to attend one of the first mixed martial arts schools. Miller had his first fight in Virginia Beach when he was 17 years old, against 27-year-old Al “Superman” Dill. Miller won the fight and officially began his MMA career.
In 2012, Miller was arrested after allegedly being found sleeping naked in a church. All charges were later dropped. Miller was arrested on charges of domestic violence on August 11, 2013 and released on bail on August 12. No charges were filed. On August 22, 2013 he was arrested again on the same charge of domestic abuse. In court on August 26 the two charges were combined into one case with two felony counts of “corporal injury of spouse.” Miller plead “Not Guilty” and his bail was reset at $100,000.
On October 9, 2013, Miller was arrested and on October 10 booked for a misdemeanor Contempt of Court charge for violating a “Stay Away” order, by sending a Snapchat. Miller was arrested on October 9, 2014 after a five-hour-long standoff with a SWAT team outside his Orange County, California home. Miller gave live updates over the five hours via Twitter. In March 2015, Miller was arrested outside of a bar in Laguna Beach, California and was charged with simple misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest. Video footage showed Miller outside the bar, putting up a fight against officers.
On October 16, 2015 Miller was arrested again, after allegedly assaulting police officers. On July 11, 2016, Miller was arrested by Costa Mesa, California police for injuring a security guard and spitting on a police officer at the Saddle Ranch Chop House restaurant. No charges were filed. In November 2017, Miller was convicted of felony domestic battery after pleading guilty. He was sentenced to 3 years probation with a suspended 4 year prison sentence, meaning if he violates his probation he could be in state prison for 4 years.