Jason Mayhem Miller Surrenders After Standoff with SWAT Team

October 9, 2014
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After a standoff that lasted several hours on Thursday, former UFC and Strikeforce fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller surrendered to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, according to the department’s official Twitter account.

Miller had holed up inside his home when deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant, stemming from charges related to domestic violence and stalking.

Jason 'Mayhem' Miller at UFC 146 weigh-insThe situation escalated to the point that SWAT officers were called to the scene and crisis negotiators had to try and talk Miller out of the home in Mission Viejo, Calif.

Miller had been tweeting via his official verified account throughout the incident, claiming that the police response was disproportionate to the magnitude of the situation. He was, however, rather scattered in his comments and did little to provide much clarity on how the situation escalated and why he did not surrender earlier.

SEE ALSO: Former UFC Fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller Live-Tweeting Standoff with Police

Mayhem hasn’t fought since 2012, when he lost back-to-back bouts in the UFC. He spent the majority of his career fighting in the upper echelon of the sport, including defeating current No. 1 UFC welterweight contender Robbie Lawler to win the ICON middleweight championship.

He has often suffered through various personal issues both legally and mentally, which has apparently led him to Thursday’s unfortunate situation, and landing him, once again, in police custody.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    They don’t send SWAT to serve warrants. Couldn’t care less about this guy.

    • cereals mom

      The guy never fought in the upper echelon of MMA. The guy was a mediocre fighter that got cut from the UFC.

      • TheCerealKiller

        He was another example of a guy that was a star outside of the UFC, but as soon as he got into the UFC, he couldn’t compete.

        • Seth

          I will disagree with you, but only because Im Mayhem Monkey xD I love this guy and I will always wish him best…but yeah, for a while (pretty damn long while) he really seems like he can’t get back on right track :/ I hope he will be ok soon.

    • Chris Morgan

      They didn’t send SWAT to serve the warrant. SWAT was brought in when Miller refused to leave his home.

      • TheCerealKiller

        But his tweets act like he did nothing wrong to deserve all this. When SWAT broke down his front door, he tried to flee out the back.

  • julian moran

    I’m pretty sure this will make The Tommy Toe Hold Show.

    • TheCerealKiller

      How did I miss you?

      • julian moran

        that’s funny.

  • currymma

    His mental status has been his downfall. Hope he gets the help that he needs

  • TheCerealKiller

    Had to share the mug shot.

  • drkdisciple

    Sounds like a great candidate to join Bellator. Perhaps he can be the next one to wear a mask.

  • dandogood

    Why wouldn’t the SWAT team just shoot to kill this maniac loser Jason miller and be done with this nut case? Eliminate Miller and move on. Set an example/