The Las Vegas police are hunting an MMA fighter called War Machine for savagely beating his girlfriend. The man, whose real name is Jon Koppenhaver tweets about the case and the abuse, but is still hiding from the police. It appears that Jon Koppenhaver, 32, was trying to surprise his girlfriend, porn star Christy Mack, with an engagement ring, when he found her with another man. This sent him into a violent fit, which resulted in him beating his girlfriend so badly that she required hospitalization.
Jon Koppenhaver, a cage-fighter whose stage name is War Machine, has a violent history and on Friday he attacked and beat Christy Mack. He was jailed for one year for assault, after a fight that started in a San Diego nightclub in the year 2010.
The Las Vegas Police believe the abuser is heading to San Diego, but three days have passed since the abuse and there are still no news about his whereabouts. Jon Koppenhaver rose to fame after his appearance on the reality show The Ultimate Fighter in 2007.
Because social media is so present these days, Jon Koppenhaver did something that surprised many: he started tweeting, while in hiding, about the abuse. The tweets were later deleted; he was describing how he came home to surprise his girlfriend, Christy Mack, and propose, but instead he was the one who was surprised.
Koppenhaver wrote on Twitter:
I love you and hope you’re okay. I came him (sic) 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. All I wanted was to surprise you and help and do something nice…now this… […] I’m not a bad guy, I went to surprise my gf, help her set up her show and to give her an engagement ring and ended up fighting for my life.
He later expressed remorse at having entered the room, and not beating Mack.
He continued on the social media website:
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. […] I only wish that man hadn’t been there and that Christy & I would behappily engaged.I don’t know y I’m so cursed.One day truth will come out.
Christy Mack’s wounds inflicted on her were severe, but non-life threatening. She used Twitter and said: I will be releasing my statement in the morning to put many rumors to rest. She continued to state that the cheating rumors were not a fact. It appears that this was not the only time Koppenhaver abused her, because in November she wrote: He full on beat the s- out of me, couldn’t show my face in public beating.
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