Troubled MMA fighter Jason Miller pleaded guilty on Monday to a single count of domestic violence after reaching an agreement with state prosecutor’s office.
Miller, 36, received a suspended four-year prison sentence and three years probation for domestic incidents with three separate girlfriends between 2015 and 2017. He was given credit for 62 days of time served in jail, TMZ.com reported today.
During the two-year period, Miller was charged with five felony counts of corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant, two misdemeanor charges of damaging a wireless device to prevent usage for assistance or to notify law enforcement, and one felony charge of vandalism, which stemmed from damage to one girlfriend’s car and house.
Further details on the incidents were not immediately available via online court records for Orange County (Calif.) Superior Court.
Miller is also ordered to pay resitution to the victims, remain sober during his probation, and participate in a batterers’ treatment program.
The sentence is the latest of a long history of run-ins with the law for Miller, once a reality-show star and top-tier UFC middleweight who coached “The Ultimate Fighter 14” opposite now-former champ Michael Bisping.
In April, Miller pleaded guilty to nearly a dozen felonies and misdemeanors stemming from multiple clashes with police over the past three years. He received 100 days in jail and three years of probation. The charges included assault on a peace officer, battery and resisting arrest. He was granted double credit for 50 days already served in jail and avoided time behind bars. Miller promised the sentencing judge he would stay out of trouble.
“I take responsibility for my stupidity,” Miller said. “You can’t rough up the police with no consequences. I’ll serve my time with my head held high. I’ll straighten up and fly right.”
At the time, Miller already had a long rap sheet that included a 2016 charge for vandalizing a tattoo shop, for which he was jailed on $1 million bail, and a DUI charge as he prepared for a comeback in the upstart Venator FC promotion. In 2015, he was arrested after police responded to a female screaming inside Miller’s house. In 2014, he live tweeted a standoff after police attempted to serve a warrant on alleged stalking.
Miller’s comeback in May 2016 after a four-year layoff was short-lived. He badly missed weight for a bout with Luke Barnatt and was booked opposite Mattia Schiavolin, to whom he lost via second-round submission.