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Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller apologizes, reflects on ‘dark times’ in statement

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“Mayhem” has broken silence.

Jason Miller, a former UFC, WEC and DREAM fighter, took to Facebook on Tuesday night to give an update on his life and reflect on the rough stretch he’s undergone towards the end of his fighting career. Miller, who’s also widely recognized for hosting MTV’s reality series Bully Beatdown, hadn’t posted anything in his social media accounts since 2017.

Miller posted the following message on his Facebook page:

“It’s been a long time since I’ve ventured onto the information superhighway called the internet, and the last time I was here it was a very different place, and I was a very different person.

It goes without saying that I was acting like a madman for a good stretch of my post fight life, and I can’t make excuses for my behavior. I can, however, explain that I wasn’t in the right state of mind for a very long time, as evidenced by my constant war with law enforcement, destruction of public property, domestic disturbances and evading, but eventually I was caught, and forced to take a long, long look in the mirror. I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to everyone that I negatively affected during the dark times, including friends, family, law enforcement and the kalt, whom I have abandoned for far too long.

I’m sorry.

What I came to realize was that the choices I was making were not ones that could produce the type of lifestyle that I want to live. Some refer to it as “growing up,” but I prefer the term “evolution.”

I’d like all of you to reserve judgement on myself and everyone involved with the ongoing drama until things are settled. To be certain, there are many unanswered questions in my life, but the reason I am confident to reemerge into the light of public sphere is that I am confident of my sanity and sobriety. Somewhere in the last couple of years, I figured out that you can’t live like a rock star anarchist for too long without being killed or landing for a long stretch in prison. Luckily I have avoided either fate, and have emerged on the other side of a humbling journey, ready to make Mayhem great again, and be of service to my fellow man.

I thank you all for your continued support and look forward to making the future with you all. God Bless!”

The 38-year-old veteran fighter has had several run-ins with the law since his UFC release, most famously being found naked in a church in 2012 and in 2014 barricading himself in his Mission Viejo home in California after police arrived to arrest him on a warrant related to domestic violence allegations.

Most recently, Miller was sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to a felony count of vandalism and a misdemeanor count of violating a protective stay-away order in July. Miller had been in custody at the Orange County Jail since his arrest on Oct. 19, according to court records obtained by NBC Los Angeles.

Miller last fought in 2016 where he was submitted by Mattia Schiavolin at Venator FC 3 in Italy. It was his first and only fight since his release from the UFC in 2012. “Mayhem” owns a professional record of 28-10-1 with notable wins over Kazushi Sakuraba, Tim Kennedy, and Robbie Lawler.

Below is Miller’s Facebook post:

It’s been a long time since I’ve ventured onto the information superhighway called the internet, and the last time I was...

Posted by Jason Mayhem Miller on Tuesday, September 3, 2019