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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

War Machine’s brother wants maximum psychiatric help for ‘insane’ bro

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War Machine’s brother Michael has been speaking out in defense of his troubled bro since the allegations of the severe beating came out, and he hopes his brother will receive maximum psychiatric help.

Michael Eugene Koppenhaver says he has not seen his brother in a year due to War Machine’s insanity, but that has not stopped him from standing by Jon. He says the two are extremely different and that he does not agree with many of his brother’s life choices.

“mine not so much” was the rest of the thought.

Michael, who says the two used to be really close until he called out Jon for his negative and erratic behavior, is also being realistic about punishments for his brother. He said he wants maximum psychiatric help and little jail time for War Machine:

He also called his brother “insane.”

Michael Koppenhaver has shared numerous pertinent tweets regarding the case. You can see them below:

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Attorney: War Machine ‘is a good guy,’ did nothing illegal

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The statement and photos released by Christy Mack as well as the evidence in the police report paint War Machine as negatively as possible, but the MMA fighter’s attorney says that does not represent the full story in the alleged assault.

War Machine, real named Jonathan Koppenhaver, was ordered by Ventura County court Tuesday to be returned to Nevada, where he allegedly committed a brutal assault against his girlfriend and another man — Corey Thomas. Though Christy Mack says Koppenhaver beat her and left her with 18 broken bones and a lacerated liver, War Machine’s attorney says the media coverage has been one-sided and incomplete.

“The hardest thing for my client is seeing the responses from the media, the public. There’s been a lot of statements on one side,” attorney Brandon Sua said via KTLA. “The media has done a good job of painting my client as a monster, but my client is not a monster. He is a good guy.”

Sua also told KTLA that War Machine did “nothing wrong.”

Koppenhaver has not given his side of the story yet, though he did send some tweets about the incident. His tweets made it sound like he acted in self-defense. War Machine’s brother also gave an interview and said War Machine caught Christy Mack having sex with another man and that Mack grabbed a knife.

We did find one inconsistency in Mack’s statement: she identified Thomas as just a friend, while Thomas called her his girlfriend and said they’d been dating for 2-3 months.

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

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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

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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.

Dog the Bounty Hunter caught War Machine’s snakes

Dog the Bounty HunterWar Machine was caught by US Marshals and local police in Simi Valley, Calif., on Friday, and the surprise was that Dog the Bounty Hunter was not on the scene (that we know of).

Dog the Bounty Hunter is a famous bounty hunter whose pursuits of criminals were chronicled on the A&E show “Dog the Bounty Hunter” and more recently, “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt.”

Dog promised this week that he would be pursuing War Machine, who was on the run after an alleged assault on Christy Mack last Friday.

Dog kept saying on Twitter that he was getting close to War Machine, though it does not appear that he was there when the former UFC fighter was captured. However, it looks like Dog did make it to War Machine’s (aka Jon Koppenhaver) apartment in downtown San Diego, where he found a few snakes that needed care.

Here are the tweets Dog sent on Friday, several hours before War Machine’s capture:

Countynewscenter.com in San Diego produced this video which indicates Dog reached the apartment and found the snakes:

Downtown San Diego is about three hours south of Simi Valley, where Koppenhaver was found.

War Machine captured by US Marshals in Simi Valley

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War Machine was captured by US Marshals and Simi Valley police without incident Friday after they found him at an extended stay hotel, a week after his alleged assault against porn star Christy Mack.

The Marshals’ investigation indicated that War Machine, real name Jonathan Koppenhaver, was in Simi Valley, Calif., which is his hometown. Here’s an official statement:

Further investigation revealed he was staying at the Extended Stay America Hotel located at 2498 Stearns Street in Simi Valley. Simi Valley Officers along side United States Marshals pinpointed his exact room and arrested him without incident.

Inside the room was a small quantity of cash and some pizza. The United States Marshal’s Service turned Mr. Koppenhaver over to the Simi Valley Police Department for booking on his warrant from Nevada. He was transported to the Ventura County Jail.

War Machine is facing seven counts for his alleged assault on Mack, which took place last Friday morning. Mack posted horrifying photos of the aftermath of the beating she received.

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

Mack said in a statement on Monday that War Machine broke up with her in May and showed up at her home unannounced last Friday. She says she was with a friend who was fully clothed and unarmed, and she says War Machine began beating the man. The other man has been identified as Corey Thomas. After letting the man go, Mack says War Machine began beating her. Mack says War Machine punched her, kicked her, and broke at least 18 bones in her body during the incident. She says she escaped when he went to the kitchen, presumably looking for a bigger knife. She fled and began knocking on neighbors’ doors until one finally let her in and called 911.

War Machine tweeted his side of the story and said he had an engagement ring he was going to present to Mack. He claimed he was acting in self-defense and fought for his life. He also said he went on the run because he did not think he would get a fair shake from law enforcement/courts. War Machine’s brother says War Machine caught Mack having sex with Thomas and that Mack pulled a knife.