Former UFC middleweight Jason Miller has definitely seen better days. It was announced via Twitter from Ariel Helwani that Miller has been taken into custody in Santa Ana, Calif. It was later revealed that his charge was domestic violence and he has been released, as his family posted bail.
This isn’t the first time that Miller has been taken into custody. Earlier in the year, he was found half-naked in a church, which is a clear sign of some troubling mental problems. Hopefully, he can clear his head and sort his life out, because it’s becoming obvious he is a danger not only to himself, but to others around him.
Miller has had a successful MMA career for the most part. He would put on some exciting fights in the early days of the UFC, where he would even fight Georges St. Pierre for the welterweight title. He would then transition over to the Strikeforce promotion, putting on some exciting brawls. However, when he came back to the UFC for the second time, it was clear he couldn’t compete with the best of them, losing back-to-back fights against Michael Bisping and C.B. Dollaway.
It seems this lack of MMA success has troubled Miller, looking to do anything to get his name out there by any means necessary. Miller has been walking down a dangerous road these past couple of months, and if he doesn’t get professional help, he could do serious harm to those around him. Miller has always been an eccentric personality for MMA, and it’s a shame to see him go down this path.
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