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Christy Mack posts pictures showing recovery from injuries

Christy Mack recovery

Christy Mack provided a medical update via her Twitter account Sunday that shows she is making progress since being beaten by boyfriend War Machine last month.

Mack posted four pictures to show how she has recovered from all the injuries she sustained. The first picture on the top left was taken when she was in the hospital after being beaten by War Machine aka Jonathan Koppenhaver. The next two photos show the progress as swelling and bruising begin to disappear. The most recent photo is on the bottom right and it is from a charity event Mack attended on Saturday. The charity event was for Face Forward, which is a non-profit charity that provides funds for women and children who need reconstructive surgery following terrible situations.

On Aug. 11, three days after the beating, Mack released photos of her injuries and listed what happened to her:

– 18 broken bones
– Nose broken in two places
– Missing and broken teeth
– Unable to see out of her left eye
– Fractured rib and severely ruptured liver from kick to her side
– Can’t walk because her leg is so bad

Mack says she is able to walk now, but some have said it’s with somewhat of a limp. She’s been receiving complimentary dental treatments to fix her broken teeth and help get her smile back to normal. She has her vision and says doctors told her how lucky she is to have it where it is. Mack says her multiple nasal fractures will be fixed in the coming months. She has been told she is expected to regain movement in her upper lip in the next six months.

Mack says she has lost 15 pounds since the beating, which is a significant amount since she’s only 5-foot-1. She says she feels “much better about how I look now” and that putting on makeup for the charity event made her feel “beautiful” and “normal” for the first time in a very long time.

Koppenhaver is being held in a Las Vegas jail after being extradited from the Ventura County jail last month following his capture in Simi Valley, Calif. He faces charges of attempted murder, domestic battery by strangulation, first-degree kidnapping and sexual assault. Prosecutors are pursuing a life sentence.

[Also see: War Machine says Christy Mack was caught having sex, grabbed knife]

Christy Mack hears it from War Machine supporters after being pictured in Las Vegas

Christy Mack

Christy Mack found herself fighting off criticism from War Machine supporters after being photographed out in Las Vegas two weekends ago.

A Twitter user snapped a photo of Mack on Aug. 23, eight days after War Machine was captured by US Marshals for his alleged assault on Mack and another man, Corey Thomas.

After the photo was shared on Twitter, some started to question Mack about the extent of her injuries. Mack responded and defended herself.

Mack still has a lot of surgical repairs needed to get back to normal. She says she needs reconstruction on her nose and teeth. She recently got root canals for her fractured teeth.

Previously: See the statement and photos Mack released after alleged assault

H/T SB Nation

Corey Thomas and War Machine both identified as Christy Mack’s boyfriend

War Machine mug shot

Christy Mack was involved in a weird love triangle when War Machine showed up at her Las Vegas home a week and a half ago and allegedly administered a horrifying assault on her and another man that led to the MMA fighter’s arrest.

A new incident report that we saw over the weekend shares some of the unbelievable details from the incident. Some of the things that stood out that were not previously reported include the following:

– War Machine supposedly demanded Mack’s iPhone and went through her Twitter and Instagram. She says he would hit her with an open or closed fist every time he saw something he did not like.

– War Machine supposedly said to Mack “that’s my pussy and I’m gonna take it back now,” before licking his finger and putting it on her vagina (she says he tried to rape her but could not get hard).

– War Machine put Corey Thomas — the other man in the triangle — in a rear naked choke and almost choked him to the point of unconsciousness.

– War Machine threatened to kill Thomas if he reported anything.

Here are the exact words from the report:

Mackinday explained Koppenhaver choked Thomas by placing Thomas in a ‘rear naked choke’…The fighting continued for approximately 10 minutes and Koppenhaver eventually released Thomas from the choke hold. Thomas was bleeding “profusely” from his face and Koppenhaver had Thomas’s blood on his shirt. Koppenhaver told Thomas to leave and told Thomas that he would kill him if he reported this and Koppenhaver went to jail. Koppenhaver said he would give his friends all of Thomas’s information and his friends would find Thomas and kill him if anything happened to Koppenhaver.

Mackinday remembers Koppenhaver going through her Instagram and Twitter accounts and every time Koppenhaver found something he did not like, he would hit her in the face with both open and closed fists…While Mackinday was lying on the ground in the bathroom Koppenhaver told her ‘that’s my pussy and I’m gonna take it back now.’ Koppenhaver then licked his hand and put it on her vagina.

The police report contains numerous disgusting details that just tell us what we already knew — War Machine is extremely disturbed and needs to be jailed for a long, long time.

[Related: See more on Corey Thomas, the other man in the triangle]

But one other new piece of information we learned in the latest report is that Mack was in a relationship with both men.

Mack told police she was in an on-off relationship with War Machine (real name Johnathan Koppenhaver) for the last 15 months. She identified him as her boyfriend, even though she said in her Twitter statement released last week that Jon broke up with her in May.

According to the police report, Thomas called Mack his girlfriend and said they had been dating for 2-3 months. Mack even admitted to having sex with Thomas in the past. In her statement issued on Twitter, Mack only described Thomas as a friend. He says they were boyfriend-girlfriend.

[Also see: War Machine joked about killing Christy Mack if they broke up]

If Mack and Thomas’ account of the events is true — and we believe them much more than War Machine — then Koppenhaver will finally be put away for a long time. We have only heard a portion of War Machine’s side — mostly from a second-hand source — and still want to hear his full side of the story. What we do have here is one inconsistency in what Mack told the public and what was told to police.

Report: War Machine had Taser used on him during arrest

War Machine mug shot

When War Machine was arrested on Friday in Simi Valley after evading the police for several days, an official statement from the Simi Valley Police Department indicated that the former Bellator MMA fighter was taken into custody “without incident.” I don’t know about you, but to me the use of a Taser indicates there was some sort of incident.

KTLA News reports that authorities used a Taser to subdue War Machine, whose real name is Jon Koppenhaven, and may have thought he was wielding a gun.

“And they were like banging on the door, trying to get it open, and they’re like, ‘Open the door, open the door,” Nicolle Blankenship, a guest who was staying at the same hotel, explained. “Finally when they got it open they yelled, ‘Gun,’ and then all of a sudden you see them shoot him with a Taser. And he got shot with a Taser and he went down to the floor, and then they handcuffed him.”

[GRAPHIC: Christy Mack posts photos injury photos after alleged War Machine attack]

Another guest who was staying at the Extended Stay America in Simi Valley said she called police after she saw a “big dude” yelling at and getting physical with a small woman. War Machine reportedly grabbed the woman by the hair while she was attempting to calm him down.

Given what we already know about War Machine, we would be surprised if he simply put his hands on his head and went quietly. This is the same guy who allegedly beat Christy Mack and the man she was with. He also ran from the police for days while there were seven warrants out for his arrest. A Taser sounds pretty believable to me.

Christy Mack – police hung up on emergency phone calls, took 15-20 minutes to respond

Las Vegas police hung up on two emergency phone calls and took 15-20 minutes to respond to the Christy Mack emergency situation, a neighbor says.

KSNV-TV in Las Vegas interviewed one of Mack’s neighbors, Dashanka Giraldo, who helped save Mack when the porn star knocked on her door after escaping from her house following the alleged assault by War Machine.

Giraldo described Mack’s horrific condition.

“You couldn’t even tell she was a woman. You just saw hair and a mingled mess,” Giraldo told KSNV.

What’s even more concerning is the lack of response from the police.

Giraldo says police hung up on her mother, who called immediately after letting Mack in the house. Giraldo also says police hung up on Mack when she called. Giraldo says it took the cops 15-20 minutes to get to the their neighborhood.

War Machine is at large and wanted on multiple assault charges. He is facing 7 counts, including domestic violence, strangulation and assault with a deadly weapon. The late response to the emergency calls helped War Machine escape. Even famed bounty hunter Dog The Bounty Hunter is currently pursuing the wanted man and former Bellator MMA fighter.

Christy Mack beating

Corey Thomas was other man in Christy Mack-War Machine saga

Corey-ThomasThe man that Christy Mack was allegedly with when War Machine attacked her is Corey Thomas, according to TMZ.

Some of you may be familiar with Thomas if you watched the VH1 show “Megan Wants a Millionaire” back in 2009. Corey, who made a fortune in web design, was reportedly with Mack the night War Machine showed up at her home and went ballistic. When telling her side of the story, Mack said she is just friends with Thomas and that he was fully clothed.

Mack says War Machine broke up with her in May, though LB pointed out that posts on War Machine’s Instagram account from as recently as Aug. 3 indicated he was still with Christy. War Machine’s brother, Michael Eugene Koppenhaver, claims Mack and War Machine were still together and that he returned home last Friday to find her having sex with another man.

Koppenhaver says War Machine got into a physical altercation with the other man — who was apparently Thomas — and then acted in self defense after Mack went after him with a knife.

While we don’t know who — if anyone — is telling the truth, TMZ reports that Thomas has a broken nose and two black eyes from War Machine attacking him. War Machine also supposedly bit him in the face. We also know that Mack suffered some pretty gruesome injuries, as evidenced by these photos that she shared.

War Machine has yet to turn himself in and Dog the Bounty Hunter has not been able to track him down.

War Machine’s brother: Christy Mack was caught having sex, grabbed a knife

War Machine Christy Mack

There are two sides to every story, and War Machine’s version of what transpired between him and Christy Mack last week seems to differ from Mack’s version.

Mack, who wound up in the hospital with 18 broken bones and severe injuries, gave her side of the story on Monday. She says War Machine broke up with her in May, moved out of her home, and showed up at her house unannounced early Friday morning. She says she was with another man who was fully clothed and unarmed. Mack says War Machine beat the other man, told him to leave, then beat her. She says he used a knife against her and that she only escaped when he went to the kitchen to look for another knife.

War Machine’s brother, Michael Eugene Koppenhaver, spoke with BJPenn.com on Tuesday and shared his brother’s side of the story. There are quite a few differences between their stories.

Here’s what War Machine’s brother told BJPenn.com:

Christy Mack and War Machine were in fact still together, and were seen at a Bellator event several weeks ago. He returned to her home to find her having sex with another man. War Machine and the other man got into a physical altercation and Christy grabbed a knife, and War Machine in fact fought for his life, much like he claimed on Twitter when the incident first occurred. Michael went on to tell us that the reason War Machine hasn’t turned himself in is because the judge from his last stint in jail would be his judge in this case, and he feels that she wouldn’t grant him a fair trial.

Forget for a second the part about why War Machine hasn’t turned himself in yet.

This is what War Machine hinted when he first tweeted about the incident. He said he had an engagement ring and couldn’t believe what he came home to see. He also tweeted that the cops would never believe him.

[Previously: War Machine joked about killing Christy Mack if they broke up]

Also, posts on War Machine’s Instagram account indicate he and Christy Mack were still boyfriend-girlfriend. As recently as August 3, he shared a dirty post indicating he and Mack recently had sex. He labeled her his “Woman Crush Wednesday” on July 30. He also shared pictures of them together every day from July 25-27.

As of now it seems like one or both of them are not being completely truthful about what happened. What we do know is that Mack was beaten severely, and it seems pretty evident that War Machine administered the beating. However, things change in terms of the criminal ramifications if War Machine was acting in self-defense.

[Related: See the other man in the Christy Mack-War Machine saga]