Jason “Mayhem” Miller, a former star in UFC and several other MMA promotions, was arrested in Los Angeles after being accused of choking a fan.
Police sources told TMZ that a fan approached Miller to say hello at the Sunset Marquis hotel in West Hollywood on Aug. 29, but that this interaction “somehow” devolved into a verbal confrontation that culminated in Miller being accused of putting the man in a chokehold.
The fight reportedly was broken up by security and Miller left the scene before officers arrived.
However, Miller, 42, was arrested the next day when he returned to the Sunset Marquis.
Miller was released from custody and an investigation into surveillance footage of the incident is ongoing to see if he will face charges, according to TMZ.
This isn’t the first time Miller faced legal problems.
He got out of prison this past May, after serving about a year behind bars.
The sentence stemmed from an incident in 2021, in which he was accused of residential burglary and car theft in California while on probation for a separate domestic violence case, according to the Orange County Register.
Miller pleaded guilty in 2019 to misdemeanor violation of a protective stay-away order and felony vandalism after he destroyed property at his girlfriend’s home.
He had previously received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to domestic violence against the same girlfriend in 2017.
In 2014, Miller live-tweeted a standoff with SWAT officers while he was wanted for three separate felony charges.
Miller has had several other incidents with the law over the years.
His MMA career spanned more than a decade as he competed in several promotions including UFC and Strikeforce from 2004-16.
Miller posted 23-10 record with one no-contest as an MMA fighter.