War Machine: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Mixed Martial Arts fighter Jon Koppenhaver, known to most as “War Machine,” is wanted by cops after being accused of beating up his porn star ex-girlfriend to the brink of death. The MMA fighter then fled the scene and hasn’t been seen of heard from since, according to multiple reports.

Here’s what you need to know:

1. War Machine is an MMA Fighter

War Machine’s name comes from his MMA status. He is a top fighter and has a 2-1 record under the Bellator banner so far after most recently beating Blas Avena and Vaughn Anderson. He lost to Ron Keslar in October which was his last fight.

He his a Brazilian jiu-jitzu star with a Brown belt.

2. His Ex-Girlfriend Christy Mack is a Porn Star

Koppenhaver and Mack dated for awhile until he ended things in May. According to his tweets, he went to her house wanted to propose to her, but the scenario played out much differently.

Christy Mack is a porn star featured on many porn websites and movies.

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3. Mack and Corey Thomas Say They Were Almost Beaten to Death By War Machine

On Friday August 8th at 2 AM, Mack told authorities that Koppenhaver stormed into her home in Sin City and started beating up Corey Thomas. He then turned on her after throwing out Thomas and proceeded to beat her to near death after asking her to strip and threatening to rape her.

Some reasons as to the attack were expressed through his twitter in tweets he later deleted saying:

She’s my property and always will be.”

He also tweeted:

@ChristyMack I love you and hope you’re okay. I came him(sp) early to surprise you and help you set up for your convention. I can’t believe what I found and can’t believe what happened.”

The attack was extremely brutal no matter the circumstances.

TMZ reported after an interview with Mack:

War Machine threw the friend out of the house and then she says he allegedly made her strip and shower in front of him. Then she says the beating began … resulting in 18 broken bones around her eyes, a broken nose, missing teeth, a fractured rib and ruptured liver.

Mack says War Machine also “sawed much of my hair off with [a] dull knife.”

She says he threatened to rape her but was unable to perform.

Mack says she ran out of the house naked, begging neighbors to help her. One did and took her to the hospital, where she remains.

4. There Are 8 Arrest Warrants and a $10,000 Reward for His Capture

Along with a $10,000 reward for his capture, Koppenhaver has warrants out for strangulation, two counts of felony batteries, two counts of domestic violence (with great bodily injury), felony assault with a deadly weapon, felony coercion with the threat of force, and a misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon.

Radar Online said after an interview with Mack:

The MMA fighter discovered her with a friend who was “fully clothed” and “unarmed in the house.”

My speech is slurred from my swelling and lack of teeth. I have a fractured rib and severely ruptured liver from a kick to my side. My leg is so badly injured I have not been able to walk on my own.”

I believed I was going to die.”

Cops say he fled the scene and hasn’t been seen since. The police posted a $10,000 reward for whoever turns him in. While on the run, he managed to send out a series of tweets on Saturday and Sunday.

Mack told Radar Online that Koppenhaver:

beat me many times before, but never this badly.”

5. Mack Released a Statement Afterward

After regaining consciousness in the hospital, MAck came out with an official statement saying:

I would like to thank everyone for their support through this rough time. I am healing fast and well, and I appreciate all of the prayers and visits I have received over the past few days. After many months of fear and pressure to keep this man happy, although I fear for my life, I feel that I can no longer put myself in this situation. The cheating by him nearly every day, and almost weekly abuse is now more than I can stand. There is a $10k reward for the capture of Jonathan Koppenhaver at this time. Please report any information to your local police.”

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