According to Orange County Sheriff’s Department records, Miller was arrested Sunday and later posted bail to secure his release from the Central Jail Complex in Santa Ana, Calif. The arrest marks the third time Miller has been arrested in the last two years. “Mayhem” was brought in on suspicion of burglary last August, though the fighter said a misdemeanor vandalism charge was subsequently dropped. In 2011, Miller was arrested in North Carolina on charges of simple assault and false imprisonment after an alleged incident with his sister at a party.
Miller, 32, won the Icon Sport middleweight title from Robbie Lawler in 2006 but came up short in his bids to capture belts in both Dream and Strikeforce. “Mayhem” signed with the UFC in 2011, coaching opposite Michael Bisping on “The Ultimate Fighter 14” before suffering a third-round knockout at the hands of “The Count” at the live season finale.
Miller returned to the Octagon last year, sustaining a unanimous decision defeat to C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146. Following the loss, the middleweight was released by the Zuffa-owned promotion and subsequently announced his retirement from active competition.