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    War Machine

    Just got this press release:
    DIGITAL PLAYGROUND EXCLUSIVELY SHOOTS FORMER UFC FIGHTER WAR MACHINE'S 1st PORN SCENE EVER

    Contract Star Riley Steele™ Does Her Best to Pin War Machine!

    November 3, 2009 --- VAN NUYS, Calif. --- When former UFC fighter War Machine decided to make the transition from fighting to porn, he set his eyes on the top adult entertainment studio known for hotter girls and higher quality, Digital Playground. Mixed martial arts fighter Jon “War Machine” Koppenhaver's first bout on the bed was with famed Digital Playground contract star Riley Steele™. The movie containing War Machine's first ever adult scene is titled “Riley Loves War Machine” and is slated for a January 2010 release. However, Digital Playground promises to release a sneak peek of the sexy chemistry between Riley Steele and War Machine early next week on DigitalPlayground.com. According to adult news outlet AVN.com, War Machine says, “I'm still going to be fighting, [but] I'm a free agent now. It's my passion. Porn is just another way for me to get paid for doing something I love to do. My mentor told me to find something you're passionate about. That's why I fight--and I love to ****, so this is going to be good.”

    View and download an exclusive photo of Digital Playground's “Riley Loves War Machine” at
    http://www.digitalplayground.com/mailings/riley.jpg

    A clip from “Riley Loves War Machine” will release exclusively at www.DigitalPlayground.com

    Still new to porn herself, Riley Steele debuted only a year ago to critical acclaim for her role in the biggest adult production in history, “Pirates II: Stagnetti's Revenge”. She has since gone on to star in many of Digital Playground's best selling movies like “Nurses” and “Teachers”, as well as garnering a lead role in the mainstream, $40 million movie “Piranha 3-D”, releasing theatrically in April 2010. The young star was blown away by War Machine's performance. “I was incredibly turned on when I first saw War Machine,” says Riley Steele. “He's very sexy and has an amazing body. He admitted to being a bit nervous, which actually made me nervous too. When the camera started, he completely shocked me. He was an animal and a total natural! War Machine is now on the top of my list!”

    Robby D., Digital Playground's director offers his evaluation of War Machine's porn debut. “In his first porn scene ever with Riley Steele, War Machine had a great top game and was able to take Riley's back several times,” comments Robby D. “Riley reversed the position and mounted War Machine, but I don't think he minded. Eventually Riley tapped out, and War Machine rewarded her with a load to the face. On a serious note, War Machine's experience in front of the camera through his fighting career made my job a lot easier as the director. He was made for this.”

    To download a photo of Riley Steele from her recent movie “Riley Steele: Honey”, visit
    http://www.digitalplayground.com/mai...Honey_0461.jpg

    About Riley Steele™:
    Riley Steele™ is a beautiful, blonde force to be reckoned with. Riley is bubbly, excited, enthusiastic, and full of life. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Riley spent her days either on the beach or in an ice rink practicing her love of figure skating. Her dedication paid off, resulting in a toned and conditioned body. Riley’s ultimate dream was to follow the footsteps of idol Jesse Jane® and become an internationally acclaimed sex symbol. With fresh ink on an exclusive contract, Riley Steele had the pleasure of meeting Jesse Jane on the set of the blockbuster "Pirates II: Stagnetti’s Revenge", where they were co-stars. With Digital Playground behind her all the way, Riley launched her career at the very top. Riley wakes up every day with stars still in her eyes. Don’t tell Riley Steele dreams don’t come true! For more information on Riley, visit www.RileySteele.com , www.Twitter.com/RileySteele or http://tinyurl.com/rileybio

    About Digital Playground:
    Digital Playground is the world leader in adult filmmaking and interactive formats boasting the largest HD library available. Since the Company’s inception in 1993, Digital Playground has earned over 300 awards, currently garners more than 80% of high definition sales within the adult market, and is a leading provider of Blu-ray™ titles, with over 25% of the market. Female owned and operated, Digital Playground emphasizes quality first, employing fastidiously high production values in erotic film for women, men and couples. Digital Playground’s commitment to excellence, innovative technology, brilliant full-length productions and exclusive Contract Stars are the secrets to its success and makes Digital Playground the most highly demanded supplier of content for hotel, IPTV, cable, pay-per-view and mobile networks worldwide. For more information, visit www.digitalplayground.com , www.myspace.com/digitalplayground , or www.twitter.com/dpxxx

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    War Machine

    Not yet busted. On the run.

    War Machine
    Former GF Says Beaten Near Death
    18 Broken Bones, Ruptured Liver

    35 minutes ago BY TMZ STAFF


    The woman MMA fighter War Machine allegedly beat to a pulp says she was actually pummeled within an inch of her life.

    Porn star Christy Mack says War Machine broke up with her in May but for some reason showed up at her house at 2 AM Friday. She says he walked in, didn't say a word but unleashed a beating on her friend.

    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.

    War Machine is on the run. There's a $10,000 reward for his capture.


    8/11/2014 10:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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    MMA fighter War Machine is still a fugitive from justice -- after allegedly brutalizing his girlfriend -- because he thinks he's doomed if he surrenders to police.

    War Machine, who's been on the run since the fight early Friday morning, tweeted late last night that he went to the home of his porn star girlfriend Christy Mack to propose to her -- but found another man at her house when he got there.

    Christy ended up in the hospital, and police named War Machine their #1 suspect. In one of his tweets, he said ... "The cops will never give me fair play, never believe me."

    Christy's family and friends tell TMZ ... War Machine is delusional about Christy. They say he and Christy were no longer in a serious relationship, and he had no business showing up at her house.
    War Machine's real name is Jonathan Koppenhaver. He was on the The Ultimate Fighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    Not yet busted. On the run.





    War Machine's real name is Jonathan Koppenhaver. He was on the The Ultimate Fighter.
    "War Machine" used to teach a kids class at a MMA gym about a couple miles from where I live. Apparently, he was well-liked by the kids and rest of the staff. Goes to show you that evil can disguise itself well.

    I've heard that "Dog the Bounty Hunter" is after him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    "War Machine" used to teach a kids class at a MMA gym about a couple miles from where I live. Apparently, he was well-liked by the kids and rest of the staff. Goes to show you that evil can disguise itself well.

    I've heard that "Dog the Bounty Hunter" is after him.
    How many times have we heard it...
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    Praise be my Lord my Rock,
    He trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle !

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    War Machine's real name is Jonathan Koppenhaver. He was on the The Ultimate Fighter.
    Actually, he legally changed his name to War Machine in order to avoid a lawsuit with some wrestling promotion. I remember that because when I heard it my first thought was "man, there is something wrong with that kid"


    What annoys me about all this is that the media is making a huge deal of using the words "porn star" and "mma fighter" as many times as they can. This has nothing to do with mma or porn. If a plumber attacks a seamstress, I doubt those titles would make it in the headline. They do it to football a lot. A few bad apples make em all look bad. People are people. Some are sick in the head, others are not. The labels annoy me.


    The only thing that annoys me more is that this is all over the news, yet it happens every single day to many many people. This kind of thing is always a reminder as to why most media is garbage. It doesn't even approach journalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syn7 View Post
    Actually, he legally changed his name to War Machine in order to avoid a lawsuit with some wrestling promotion. I remember that because when I heard it my first thought was "man, there is something wrong with that kid"


    What annoys me about all this is that the media is making a huge deal of using the words "porn star" and "mma fighter" as many times as they can. This has nothing to do with mma or porn. If a plumber attacks a seamstress, I doubt those titles would make it in the headline. They do it to football a lot. A few bad apples make em all look bad. People are people. Some are sick in the head, others are not. The labels annoy me.


    The only thing that annoys me more is that this is all over the news, yet it happens every single day to many many people. This kind of thing is always a reminder as to why most media is garbage. It doesn't even approach journalism.
    Yeah, on a news report about this story, they were saying, "How can they arrest a man who can kill with his bare hands?" I thought that was a crock. My answer would be, "Same as they arrest people who can kill with the gun(s) they're carrying, only probably more easily, if he's unarmed."

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    War Machine caught

    MMA fighter War Machine captured in California; held on no bond


    Jonathan Koppenhaver, a mixed-martial-arts fighter known as War Machine, is accused of a savage beating of his ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas. (Las Vegas Police Department)

    By Ryan Parker

    MMA fighter War Machine apprehended in Simi Valley; accused of savagely beating ex-girlfriend

    War Machine, the mixed-martial-arts fighter accused of savagely beating his ex-girlfriend, adult film star Christy Mack, has been arrested in Simi Valley.

    War Machine, whose real name is Jonathan Koppenhaver, was taken into custody Friday about 1:45 p.m. at an Extended Stay America hotel, police said.

    Koppenhaver, a Simi Valley native, is accused of going to Mack’s home in Las Vegas about 2 a.m. on Aug. 8 and brutally beating her, leaving her with 18 broken bones and a lacerated liver, police said.

    He is being held without bond on a fugitive from justice federal charge in the Ventura County Jail, according to officials.

    Koppenhaver said he was innocent on Twitter: "The cops will never give me fair play, never believe me. Still deciding what to do but at the end of the day it's all just heart breaking.”

    On Tuesday, authorities issued a warrant for Koppenhaver's arrest, charging him with several counts of battery, assault with a deadly weapon and other crimes.
    lRelated California MMA fighter accused of pummeling ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas

    Mack posted several pictures of her severe injuries. They showed her eyes swollen shut with purple and black bruises across her body, and in a statement, she alleged that Koppenhaver forced her to shower in front of him, beat her savagely and assaulted her.

    She also alleges that Koppenhaver stabbed her several times and that he had beaten her previously before ending the relationship in May.

    UPDATE

    8:05 p.m.: This story has been updated with information on the suspect being held without bond.

    This story was orginally posted at 4:36 p.m.
    Looks like Dog the Bounty Hunter wasn't the capturer, despite his vow to hunt War Machine down.
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    More on War Machine

    It is fascinating how social media has played a part in this case.

    ‘War Machine’ to Be Sent Back to Las Vegas After Ventura Court Hearing
    Posted 3:39 PM, August 19, 2014, by Melissa Pamer, Updated at 03:50pm, August 19, 2014

    A mixed-martial arts fighter who allegedly brutally beat his adult film star ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas was ordered returned to Nevada at a Ventura County court hearing Tuesday.

    Jonathan “War Machine” Koppenhaver, 32, had been arrested in Simi Valley Friday in connection with the Aug. 8 assault of Christy Mack.

    He was held on a felony charge of being a fugitive from justice, county jail records showed. In a Ventura court hearing that lasted only a few minutes, Koppenhaver signed his extradition papers. No cameras were allowed in the courtroom.

    On Aug. 12, Las Vegas police announced a warrant for his arrest charging him with several counts of battery, including by strangulation, as well as assault with a deadly weapon, coercion by force and “open and gross lewdness.”

    The previous day, Mack had posted a statement on Twitter, along with graphic photos showing injuries she said were dealt to her by Koppenhaver.

    Mack said Koppenhaver made her undress and shower in front of him and then assaulted her, Mack said. When he went into her kitchen, she feared he was getting a knife and ran out of the home and through her neighborhood, naked, to get help, she wrote.

    She said she suffered 18 broken bones, a ruptured liver and other injuries. She could not walk, chew or see out of her left eye, she said. Their relationship had ended in May, Mack said.

    An attorney for Koppenhaver said his client has struggled with the response to the allegations against him.

    “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,” said attorney Brandon Sua. “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.”

    A statement would come “when the time is right,” Sua said, adding that his client did not do “anything illegal.”

    Koppenhaver is from Simi Valley and Las Vegas police had suspected her returned to Southern California after the assault.

    He was arrested by police with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service in a hotel room where investigators found pizza and a small amount of cash.

    Witnesses to the arrest said police were called after Koppenhaver had a violent altercation with a woman at the hotel.
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    More War Machine

    Former UFC fighter War Machine faces attempted murder charge, life in prison
    Associated Press
    September 4, 2014 12:09am EDT

    LAS VEGAS — A mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine was hit Wednesday with attempted murder, sexual assault and other new charges in Las Vegas in a case that prosecutors said stemmed from attacks on his ex-girlfriend.

    The defendant, whose birth name is Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, stood shackled and flanked by two police officers during a brief initial court appearance.



    Koppenhaver was arrested Aug. 15 after his ex-girlfriend, adult film actress Christy Mack, posted Twitter photos of herself showing injuries she said she received when Koppenhaverattacked her a week earlier in Las Vegas.

    Koppenhaver, 32, was extradited to Nevada from the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley, California, where he was initially sought on a warrant involving seven charges, including battery, assault, coercion and lewdness.

    Koppenhaver, who legally changed his name to War Machine in 2008, told the judge on Wednesday that he understood the charges and would use the name Koppenhaver in court. He wasn't asked to enter a plea.

    "I think the public will understand that War Machine's a character," Koppenhaver's lawyer Brandon Sua said outside court. "He is controversial and people need to understand where to draw that line from his character as War Machine and a person as Jon Koppenhaver, because that's who he is."

    Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Andress-Tobiasson ordered Koppenhaver held without bail pending a preliminary hearing Oct. 17.

    Sua said he and attorneys Matthew Terry and Brian Watkins intend to fight the charges that also include burglary, battery constituting domestic violence, sexually motivated coercion and witness tampering.

    Koppenhaver is accused of using a knife during some of the incidents that date back to May 2013.

    Sua previously said Koppenhaver was defending himself on Aug. 8 during an incident involving Mack and her friend, Corey Thomas, at Mack's home.

    Police said Thomas suffered broken bones in his face. Mack, 23, who is referred to in court documents as Christine Mackinday, was hospitalized for several days with a lacerated liver, facial bruises and fractures, and missing teeth.

    She is undergoing surgical procedures to repair facial and oral injuries, prosecutor Jacqueline Bluth said.

    The Associated Press usually does not identify alleged victims of sex assault. Mack agreed to allow the AP to use her name in the case against Koppenhaver.

    Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said he met with Mack before the additional charges were filed.

    "When this case was investigated further we learned there were additional incidents of criminal conduct," Wolfson said. "She's ready to testify. She's ready to come into court and tell the truth and tell what happened."

    Koppenhaver, who also has acted in porn productions, was dropped by his fight promoter, Bellator MMA, after Mack's accusations were made public.

    He made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in 2007 and lost his only pay-per-view bout in 2008.

    He had a 14-5 record as a welterweight and last fought in October 2013.
    "because that's who he is." srsly?
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    Thumbs down

    Can't imagine that it's possible for this this guy to have multiple violent felonies prior to attacking Mack.


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    More on War Machine

    Corrections officer credited with preventing War Machine's suicide
    Posted: Oct 17, 2014 7:11 AM PST Updated: Oct 17, 2014 7:11 AM PST
    Craig Huber

    Las Vegas, NV -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday reported one of its corrections officers prevented the suicide of domestic violence suspect and mixed-martial arts fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, legally known as "War Machine."

    Police said about 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, the officer was conducting a walk-through inside the Clark County Detention Center when he noticed Koppenhaver in a seated position on the floor with feet resting on his bunk.

    The officer additionally noticed what appeared to be a torn piece of linen around his neck, which was tied to the leg of the bunk.

    When the officer entered his cell, Koppenhaver was unresponsive and struggling to breathe. The officer cut the linen from his neck and he later became responsive.

    Police said Koppenhaver stabilized by 9:45 p.m. and he was moved to a medical isolation cell and placed on suicide watch.

    Police said they located a suicide note inside Koppenhaver's cell.

    Koppenhaver in September pleaded not guilty to charges of assault and kidnapping in connection with a case involving his ex-girlfriend, Christine Mackinday, who is also known as Christy Mack.

    According to court records, Koppenhaver is a suspect in an attack that took place on Aug. 8 at Mackinday's residence.

    Koppenhaver is also facing charges of battery with substantial harm, strangulation, domestic violence-related battery, open and gross lewdness and attempted murder.

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    And the note (I've linked the image to TMZ's pdf of the actual note).
    War Machine
    Suicide Note ... Blame the Victim
    10/20/2014 12:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
    EXCLUSIVE


    War Machine penned a suicide note in his jail cell ... in which he paints himself as the victim as he recounts the night he brutally beat his porn star girlfriend Christy Mack within an inch of her life.

    We broke the story ... War Machine tried to kill himself inside a Las Vegas jail cell last week -- a plan that was foiled by a corrections officer.

    TMZ obtained a letter War Machine sent to a friend the day before his suicide attempt. It's shockingly delusional. He says after they broke up and got back together, "Something seemed different about you."

    He then tries to justify the beating, by saying he was stunned when he discovered her infidelity, and saying "Finding what I found that night was devastating to me, more than you will ever know," adding, "not just the unfaithfulness, but the way u cared for him and protected him."

    War Machine says in the note this time he'd let Christy's new boyfriend Corey Thomas beat him up -- because he believes she would have stopped the guy and kicked her new dude out.

    He then sinks into a world of self pity ... "I still don't understand how I got into this mess. I don't know why this had to happen. My life was going so well." He then has the balls to say, "I forgive you, please forgive me."

    War Machine is still facing 32 charges -- including attempted murder -- while he waits behind bars.
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    More on War Machine

    What a piece of work.

    War Machine laughs as ex describes brutal ‘assault’
    By Associated Press
    November 15, 2014 | 10:12am
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    War Machine laughs as ex describes brutal ‘assault’


    Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver and Christine Mack in court Friday, November 14th. Photo: AP; AP

    LAS VEGAS — A mixed martial arts fighter who changed his name to War Machine was ordered Friday to stand trial in Nevada state court on 34 felony charges including attempted murder, sexual assault and kidnapping that could get him life in prison for allegedly attacking his porn star ex-girlfriend and her friend.

    Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver’s leg shackles rattled softly as he sat, bouncing his left leg steadily beneath the defendant’s table, while his ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack, testified she feared he was fetching a knife to finish her off when she ran bruised, bleeding and naked from her house and knocked on neighbors’ doors for help early Aug. 8.

    Mack testified she remembered tasting blood when she came to on the floor of the running shower, and a kick in the abdomen sending her back to the bathroom floor when she tried to get to her feet.

    “I couldn’t breathe,” she said. “I don’t remember getting out of the shower. I just remember being on the floor. Naked on the floor. Cold.”
    Modal TriggerMackinday in Los Angeles in September.

    Mack in Los Angeles in September.Photo: WireImage

    Mack sobbed as she viewed photos of her injuries including a broken nose, missing teeth, fractured eye socket, leg injuries and a lacerated liver. She said she had cut marks on her head, and remembered Koppenhaver inserting a knife in her ear while threatening to kill her.

    That knife broke as Koppenhaver cut her hair and wigs, she said. She decided to flee when she heard Koppenhaver in the kitchen rummaging through drawers for another knife.

    “I shudder to think what would have happened had she not escaped,” Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Melanie Andress-Tobiasson said minutes later.

    Koppenhaver laughed audibly and shook his head at one point as prosecutor Jacqueline Bluth asked Mack details of alleged sexual attacks.

    Defense attorney Brandon Sua tried to deny his client laughed, but Andress-Tobiasson stopped him short.

    “I watched him,” she said.

    The judge added two felony charges to 32 previously lodged against Koppenhaver and bound him over for trial on charges also including coercion, burglary, attempted sexual assault, preventing or dissuading a witness or victim from reporting a crime, and strangulation.

    Koppenhaver didn’t testify Friday. Sua said he’ll plead not guilty at his arraignment Thursday in Clark County District Court.

    The Associated Press usually does not identify alleged victims of sex assault, but Mack agreed to the use of her name in this case.

    One new charge, sexual assault, alleges Koppenhaver raped Mack one more time than previously alleged.

    The other, felony battery causing substantial bodily harm, stemmed from Koppenhaver’s alleged attack on Corey Thomas, a computer shop owner who was staying the night at Mack’s house when Koppenhaver let himself in with a key, and found them in her bedroom after 1 a.m.

    Thomas testified he suffered a broken nose and a dislocated shoulder.

    Mack testified she and Thomas were friends, not in a sexual relationship. She said he was helping her set up a booth at a tattoo convention where she was registered appear the next day.

    The judge also heard muffled sounds of a struggle and screams recorded after Mack dialed 911 and left the phone line open. Mack testified that Koppenhaver was attacking Thomas at the time.

    “Jon. Stop! Please stop!” a woman’s voice says.

    Koppenhaver finally let Thomas leave the house, but Mack told Bluth she felt she couldn’t leave.

    “It would have been much worse if I had tried,” she testified.

    The 23-year-old, whose legal name is Christine Mackinday, sobbed and dabbed her eyes with a tissue during several hours of testimony.

    She made a brief statement to reporters as she left the courthouse with her lawyer, Daniel Albregts.

    I’m glad things are coming out, in there and in the media, about domestic violence and domestic abuse,” she said.

    Koppenhaver, who also has acted in porn productions, was arrested Aug. 15 at a hotel in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley. He was dropped by his fight promoter, Bellator MMA, after Mack’s accusations were made public.

    He made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in 2007 and lost his only pay-per-view bout in 2008. He had a 14-5 record as a welterweight and last fought in October 2013.
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    War Machine...do we still care?

    War Machine's story has been the one most followed on this thread. I'm not sure what that's a reflection of...viral gossip mongering perhaps? Celebrity downfalls? Morbid Reality show fascination? Life lessons from tattoo fails?

    War Machine's probation revoked by Nevada judge
    Published December 03, 2014 Associated Press


    FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014, file photo, Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, also known as War Machine, appears in court for a preliminary hearing in Las Vegas. Koppenhaver is accused of assaulting his former girlfriend Christine Mackinday, also known as Christy Mack. A judge on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 revoked probation for Koppenhaver, the former mixed martial arts fighter War Machine on a prior felony conviction while he awaits trial on charges that could get him life without parole for allegedly trying to kill Mackinday, his porn actress ex-girlfriend and her friend. The judge invoked a 1½-to-4 years sentence she suspended in Feb. 2012 after Koppenhavers guilty plea in a felony attempted battery case. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

    Probation was revoked Tuesday on a prior felony conviction against former mixed martial arts fighter War Machine, who awaits trial on separate charges that could get him life in prison without parole for allegedly trying to kill his porn actress ex-girlfriend and her friend in the woman's Las Vegas home.

    Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver's lawyer, Brandon Sua, said Tuesday that Koppenhaver doesn't dispute leaving Nevada without permission in August. He was sought at the time by police after ex-girlfriend Christy Mack reported she had been attacked, and he was arrested Aug. 15 at a hotel in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley.

    Koppenhaver, 33, faces trial Feb. 17 in that case, after pleading not guilty last month to 34 felony charges including attempted murder, kidnapping, sexual assault, attempted sexual assault, battery, strangulation and coercion.

    Clark County District Court Judge Valerie Adair on Tuesday invoked a 1½-to-4 year sentence she suspended in February 2012 when granting Koppenhaver probation following his guilty plea to felony attempted battery causing substantial bodily harm. The judge also ordered Koppenhaver at the time to undergo anger management and substance-abuse counseling and submit to steroid testing.

    Sua said the prison sentence had no immediate practical effect because his client already is being held without bail in isolation at the Clark County jail.

    Jailers reported in October that Koppenhaver apparently tried to kill himself in his Las Vegas by tying a piece of cloth around his neck and attaching it to a bunk bed. Jail officials said they also found a suicide note in his jail cell.

    Mack, 23, whose legal name is Christine Mackinday, testified at a preliminary hearing that she was left with a broken nose, missing teeth, fractured eye socket, leg injuries and a lacerated liver in the Aug. 8 attack.

    Mack told a judge that Koppenhaver kicked and beat her and cut her hair with a dull knife in a bathroom before she ran naked and bleeding to neighbors' homes for help. She said she escaped when she thought Koppenhaver was fetching a kitchen knife to kill her.

    The Associated Press usually doesn't identify alleged victims of sexual assault, but Mack agreed to let her name be made public.

    Her friend, Corey Thomas, testified that Koppenhaver broke his nose and dislocated his shoulder before allowing him to leave Mack's house with a warning that if he went to the police, Koppenhaver would hurt him.

    Koppenhaver changed his name after making his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in 2007. He had a 14-5 record as a welterweight before being dropped by his fight promoter, Bellator MMA, after Mack's accusations became public.
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    War Machine finds Jesus

    I decided to poach this out of the Busted-MMA-fighters-and-fights thread. It's nearly a page long on its own already and no need to sully that thread with this anymore.

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    Where to begin? It's sad to say that I am 1000 times more embarrassed of what I'm about to tell you, than I am of being accused of the crimes that have landed me in jail. It's a testament to how screwed up my way of thinking is, as well as to how screwed up our society has become. At first I blamed this whole situation on Christy and that guy. Then I blamed my bad luck. Then I blamed my bad karma. Then I blamed myself. Then I blamed steroids. Then I blamed the programming job done to my subconscious mind… A product of a traumatic childhood and a poor choice of role models. One of them has to be the culprit, there must be some reason that, though I always have the best of intentions, I keep landing myself in huge messes. And why am I so restless, why am I never satisfied? I've achieved countless goals: I'm a professional athlete, I own my own business, I once had the perfect little wife, then I had Christy – my life, though enviable on all accounts – never satisfied me no matter how well it is going; I find a reason to be unhappy, a reason to sabotage it. A few blogs ago I wrote about the letter from my grandfather; his letter, and my response to it, broke my heart all over again. I began that blog with a quote of my own: "The good times only count while things are well; once things turn bad they only serve as specters – which torment you in the night." I think that must be the most horrible thing that any man has ever said. In both my blog and my letter back to my grandpa I compared my situation; losing the woman whom I loved when I found her in bed with another man, to my grandpa losing my grandmother to cancer after decades of happy marriage – saying that i'm better off – less good memories to be haunted by. I said that there are no good endings, all things end poorly. In the letter to my grandpa I said that our only hope is in the possibility of "heaven". That while only a fool could honestly believe in religion or God, there may still be an afterlife. For days after that I was depressed beyond words, I mean if all things end horribly and memories are only there to add to the pain – why live at all? What type of life can you live while always believing that for every good time you experience the memory of it will be back to torment you countless times? I now refuse to believe that. The day after I received my grandpa's letter I received a book titled "The Case For a Creator", I'm not sure who sent it, normally I get a receipt, but not this time. I set it aside uninterested. "Coincidentally", while chatting with my neighbor in the air vent that night, he asked me if I was religious. I proceeded to tell him about how all of that is garbage; I brought up the ancient holiday of Ishtar, the Nag Hammadi, scrolls, the Council of Nicaea, etc. 2 days later I found myself bored to death and out of "good" books and for the first time I picked up the book about the "Creator." On the back cover I learned that it was all about science (my favorite subject): Darwinism, DNA, subatomic particles, consciousness, etc. Now that I realized it was more about intelligent design and a nameless God, I started to read it. I finished it in 24 hours. It was great, full of facts that are impossible to argue against. The night I finish that I received a letter from a girl who writes me several times per month – always about God. This time though, her opening quote was awesome and I grabbed that book to let her know the authors name, Lee Strobel (I figured she'd like it), and in doing so I saw that he also wrote a book "The Case For Christ". I like the style of his first book and the hard facts that he used, and I wondered what that book would say, how would it grapple with all the stuff I had come to believe about Christianity. I've never had a problem with the idea of a God, I've only had a problem with organized religion. I made a note to get the book. The same night I told my neighbor about the "Case For a Creator" book, "you mean 'The Case For Christ'?" "Nah man, creator." "Who wrote it?" "Strobel." "Oh, cool, let me borrow it, I have the Christ one." What were the odds? After tearing into his beliefs about Jesus days earlier, it was awkward to tell him to let me read it, but I did. I finished it in 2 days. I have to admit that I believe that it requires more "faith" to believe that Jesus wasn't what they claim he was, than to believe that he was. I'm embarrassed to only have believed him now, when my life is in such turmoil, I feel that it makes me "weak", that I am abandoning "reason" only in desperation, but that's not what it is. Besides the overwhelming evidence in the books, there are all the "coincidences" in the days surrounding this, as well as my life's history. Why, when I am truly a good, loving, person and honestly try to keep my nose clean, do things keep coming out from left field and blindsiding me? Could it not be God saying, "Wake up dummy! I'm not gonna let you live this 'war machine' ego up and allow you to be happy until you learn to love me, the one who made you!" If I were following Jesus would any of my trouble have ever happened? If I didn't first break Christy's heart through my own selfishness, would she have done what she did? Before her, would I have grown restless with my perfect wife, if I wasn't living for ME, and instead living for Jesus? A few blogs back I wrote about Genghis Kahn and asked -WWGD – I've asked that too much in life. If I had asked WWJD I'd be happy and free…
    Gene Ching
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