Christy Mack nearly beaten to death by ex-boyfriend, MMA fighter
LAS VEGAS — This war machine abuses women.
The mixed martial artist named Jonathan Koppenhaver beat his ex-girlfriend, sex worker Christy Mack, so badly, she nearly died and was in a coma for a few days after the savage attack.
Now, Las Vegas Police Department deputies have cut no less than seven warrants for Mr. Koppenhaver’s arrest.
And this story has actually attracted the attention of a man who was once one of the most popular people in the world: Duane Chapman, also known as Dog the Bounty Hunter.
According to Mr. Chapman, he appears to have located Mr. Koppenhaver, who is known as “War Machine”.
War Machine took to Twitter on Sunday, and said that he “will always love” Ms. Mack and claimed he was planning on asking her to marry him. He even (despicably) suggested he attacked his ex-girlfriend in self-defense, writing that he “ended up fighting for my life”. Yeah, whatever, dude.
In her first statement after waking up from the coma, Ms. Mack said the vicious attack occurred after War Machine burglarized her residence. She said War Machine forced her to remove her clothing, battered her, stabbed her, and cut off her hair.
“At around 2 am Friday morning, Jon Koppenhaver arrived unannounced to my home in Las Vegas, NV, after he broke up with me in May, he moved out of my house and back to San Diego. When he arrived, he found myself and one other fully clothed and unarmed in the house. Without a single word spoken, he began beating my friend; once he was finished, he sent my friend away and turned his attention to me. He made me undress and shower in front of him, then dragged me out and beat my face. I have no recollection of how many times I was hit, I just know my injuries that resulted from my beating.”
Ms. Mack described her injuries, and the assault that caused them, in gruesome detail. Trigger warning for this portion of the post.
“My injuries include 18 broken bones around my eyes, my nose is broken in 2 places, I am missing teeth and several more are broken. I am unable to chew, or see out of my left eye. 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 also attained several lesions from a knife he got from my kitchen. He pushed the knife into me in some areas such as my hand, ear, and head. He also sawed much of my hair off with this dull knife. After some time, the knife broke off of the handle and continued to threaten me with the blade. I believed I was going to die. He has beaten me many times before, but never this badly.”
What’s more: Ms. Mack said that War Machine had threatened to rape her once he was finished beating her as badly as he did. She was able to flee to a neighbor’s house when he left the room.
“He took my phone and cancelled all of my plans for the following week to make sure no one would worry about my whereabouts. He told me he was going to rape me, but was disappointed in himself when he could not get hard. After another hit or two, he left me on the floor bleeding and shaking, holding my side from the pain of my rib. He left the room and went to the kitchen where I could hear him ruffling through my drawers. Assuming he was finding a sharper, more stable knife to end my life, I ran out my back door, shutting it behind me so the dogs didn’t run inside to tip him off. I hopped the fence to the golf course behind my house and ran to a neighboring house. Naked and afraid he would catch me, I kept running through the neighborhood knocking on doors. Finally, one answered and I was brought to the hospital and treated for my injuries.”
During an interview last year, War Machine, who actually threatened to do harm to President Obama years before, joked that he would murder Ms. Mack if the couple ever broke up, TMZ reported. He also joked about raping his girlfriend on Twitter.
It is not a joke anymore. He nearly did what he said he was gonna do last year.
Mr. Chapman and the Las Vegas Police Department are still looking for War Machine. Meanwhile, Bellator released a statement, lashing War Machine and terminating him immediately after the incident.
“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 his promotional contract with the organization,” said Bellator President Scott Coker.
Let’s put the War Machine where he belongs: in prison for life. Such a man has no place amongst us in public.