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War Machine fired by Bellator for alleged domestic violence on girlfriend Christy Mack

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War Machine was fired by Bellator MMA on Friday after the organization learned that the fighter is wanted by Las Vegas police for an alleged domestic violence incident that landed two people, including his porn star girlfriend Christy Mack, in the hospital.

War Machine, whose real name is Jon Koppenhaver, allegedly beat up his “significant other” and another person early Friday morning. The “significant other” has not been identified but is believed to be Mack.

“We are currently investigating allegations of a domestic dispute that occurred earlier today at approximately 4 a.m. in the 3400 block of Pueblo Way,” a Las Vegas police press release said. “During this incident two people sustained severe but non-life threatening injuries. Detectives are actively investigating this incident. As a result of this investigation, detectives have identified Jonathan Koppenhaver as the primary suspect.”

[RELATED: War Machine apologizes for tweeting he raped his girlfriend]

War Machine (14-5) gained fame in the MMA world via his appearance on the UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter” in 2007. He kicked around different promotions after being released by the UFC for multiple controversial comments. He has fought three times for Bellator MMA since last year, but the organization released him in light of the allegations.

“We have a zero tolerance policy here at Bellator when it relates to any form of domestic violence, and after learning of this latest incident involving Jon Koppenhaver, War Machine, Bellator is releasing him from him promotional contract with the organization,” Bellator MMA president Scott Coker said in a statement sent to Larry Brown Sports and other outlets.

War Machine Christy Mack

War Machine, who also has had a career in the adult film industry, has a history of violent arrests. From 2007-2010, he was arrested five times for assaults. Las Vegas police is searching for him.

The last tweet he sent seemed ominous:

Christy Mack’s Twitter account indicates she was involved in the incident. She had been promoting an appearance she was scheduled to make at an Art & Ink show at South Point hotel in Las Vegas, but she sent a note on Twitter Friday saying she wouldn’t be able to attend due to a personal emergency:

Another person on Twitter hinted that Mack and War Machine had broken up. War Machine did not take that tweet well:

War Machine tweet

That was sent a few hours before the alleged incident.



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  • qwkinuf

    Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver
    # 1934433
    800 S. Victoria Ave Jail
    Ventura CA 93009

    1 count Battery Resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm – 1 to 5 yrs – $10k in fines
    1 count Battery By Strangulation – 1 to 20 yrs – $10k in fines
    2 counts Battery with Substantial Bodily Harm – 1 to 5 yrs – $20k in fines
    1 count Open and Gross Lewdness – 1 yr – $2k in fine – Sex Offender Reistration
    1 count Assault with Deadly Weapon – 2 to 15 yrs – $5k in fines
    1 count Coercion with Use of Force or Threat of Force – 1 to 6 yrs – $5k in fines

    Taking into account his past history, he’s looking forward to probably $30k+ for legal defense, 5+ yrs in prison, $30k+ in fines, and $250k+ in lawsuit settlements.

    He just screwed the rest of his life over with his pathetic ‘I can get away with anything’ ego. War Machine’s name will be changing to ‘Prison Punk’ when he’s corn-holed by Bubba, the 480 lb gorilla from Manila who doesn’t play by octagon rules in general population.

    And of course he just kissed his professional fighting and lame porno careers goodbye. Whenever he does gets out, he’ll have to register as a sex-offender and with his colorful history, the only work he’ll find on the street is sweeping it.