“I love Twitter,” Jason “Mayhem” Miller told reporters after his visit to a Santa Ana, CA courtroom on Monday.
That’s certainly one thing consistent about the eccentric former MMA fighter, a veteran of Strikeforce and UFC competition. Sadly, another is the former “Bully Beatdown” host’s legal troubles.
Miller, pictured abover facing off with Michael Bisping before a 2011 bout, was arrested earlier this month after an almost four hour standoff with Orange County Sheriff’s Department. As described here, a warrant for his arrest led to “Mayhem” barricading himself, while he tweeting to his followers messages like this:
@OCSD They threw a phone box threw a plate glass window. Disrespect. I would like to give up, but not with 50 RAMBOS out there. Not cool.
— JASON MAYHEM MILLER (@mayhemmiller) October 9, 2014
Miller entered a “no guilty” plea Monday to charges of resisting arrest and obstructing an officer. The arrest warrant refers to domestic violence and stalking charges which date back to July of 2013.
“Number one was my own personal safety,” Miller said of the tweets during his standoff. “I just wanted to make sure everything would go without a hitch. Unfortunately there was some trouble.”
“I don’t want to get into details about the case,” Miller answered when asked why he barricaded himself. “I’m sure there will be a time to tell everything. But right now I just want to just go through the process.”
“I’m completely innocent,” Miller maintains. “It’s very unfortunate. I will prove my innocence in a court of law.”
Miller will be back in court Dec 1, with his case expected to begin in January.
He was back on Twitter that afternoon:
Court went well. I have faith in America and California. I have Faith.
— JASON MAYHEM MILLER (@mayhemmiller) October 20, 2014