*Updated* Fighters React On Twitter To Jason 'Mayhem' Miller Being Arrested Naked Following Church Break-In

The news of Jason Miller's arrest today following allegedly breaking into a church and spraying fire extinguishers before getting nude was shocking, to say the least. While we don't have any information yet about what may have motivated Miller to such bizarre behavior, it would seem a fair guess that struggles with mental illness led him to this.

Miller even discussed mental illness in a 2005 article on MMA Fighting:

I think I have figured out my craziness to a level where now I'm trying to help other people. 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. Something like 20 percent of people in the US have some form of mental illness. That's a HUGE number. That means you definately 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 theres my rant on that subject, what else?

Of course, we don't have many details (I've put in a call to the O.C. Sheriff's Department and am awaiting any info they can provide) so it'd be improper to speculate.

What we can do is look at some of the reactions from others in the "Fighter Fraternity." We'll update this post with any other tweets of note as the evening progresses, so keep checking back.:

My heart is with my brother @mayhemmiller! I'm sad and I hope he's doing ok! I know him as a person with heart of gold! Love u my brother!
Aug 13 via Twitter for iPhone Favorite Retweet Reply

More after the jump..

Hope Mayhem will find a way to get back on his feets and be ok ! Its pretty bad now , he s a cool dude !
Aug 13 via Twitter for BlackBerry® Favorite Retweet Reply

Don't be so quick 2judge @mayhemmiller U don't know what it's like to live in our shoes. Especially Jason's. luv u J, we all have issues!
Aug 13 via Twitter for Android Favorite Retweet Reply

madchonan Ryo Chonan
in reply to @RyanLoco

@RyanLoco Big sad. I trust my brother. hope he will back.
Aug 13 via twicca Favorite Retweet Reply

damn guess the don't call him mayhem for nothing!!!!!!
Aug 14 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

My goodness JASON MILLER what a fall from GRACE. kids say NO to DRUGS !! http://t.co/jdntdWY1
Aug 13 via web Favorite Retweet Reply

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