Mayhem Miller arrested after naked church romp
The MMA fighter and host of MTV’s “Bully Beatdown” allegedly trashed Mission Hills Church in Mission Viejo, Calif., according to TMZ. Police say Miller sprayed the church with a fire extinguisher and scattered the place with CDs, books, and broken pictures.
When police arrived, they reportedly found Miller awake and coherent, but he was naked on a couch on the second floor. He was taken into custody for alleged burglary and is undergoing medical evaluation.
Miller was cut from the UFC in May after a backstage incident following a loss to C.B. Dollaway at UFC 146. Miller, who is unafraid of controversy and infamously sparked a brawl at Strikeforce: Nashville in 2010, and was arrested on first-degree burglary charges in 2005 (he was acquitted).
He had a bizarre Twitter exchange with Dana White on Saturday that may have led to his further depression:
@mayhemmiller lol retire Mayhem I’M BEGGIN U!!!
— Dana White (@danawhite) August 11, 2012
@danawhite we are all begging you.
— Jason Mayhem Miller (@mayhemmiller) August 11, 2012
Miller spoke openly in 2005 about his mental illness:
“There is this stigma with mental illness that you have to hide it, or be embarrassed about it. Embarrassed? yea right- I’ve embraced it, and got treatment,” Miller told MMA Fighting. “Something like 20 percent of people in the US have some form of mental illness. That’s a HUGE number. That means you definitely know someone with a problem, you might even be sitting on your ass reading this going “That Mayday guy is crazy. I don’t have any problem.” then sit on the toilet and suicide self. That’s something I don’t want to happen to anyone. Especially when there are so many programs in place to help people, nowadays. You wouldn’t ignore a sprained ankle, don’t ignore a strained brain. Okay, there’s my rant on that subject, what else?”
H/T Bloody Elbow