Christy Mack Details Her Assault At The Hands Of War Machine
Tonight, HBO's "Real Sports" examines domestic violence in sports because things like this have been making the news more frequently over the last few years. War Machine, aka Jon Koppenhaver, is a mixed martial artist who appeared on Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter" back in 2007, who was kicked out of the UFC for floating bogus suicide rumors about the death of fellow fighter. After stops in Bellator and independent MMA fighting outfits, War Machine became a porn actor, which is how he met Christy Mack.
Last August, he entered Mack's home and broke her nose 18 bones, ribs, and ruptured her liver. He still faces 36 charges of assault as he awaits trial. Koppenhaver attempted suicide in October.
Here's how he's described the encounter with Mack and her associate on a blog he writes from prison:
“What happened ain’t no mystery, but you of all people know about our corrupt system, and about vindictive women. Battery is being called ‘attempted murder,’ and all of the sudden I was ‘raping’ my girlfriend during our relationship as well.”
For comparison, this is how she remembers it:
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