It looks like the ever evolving career of one of Bellator’s welterweight fighter’s Jon Koppenhaver, who legally changed his name to War Machine years ago, has taken another tumultuous turn. According to TMZ.com, the fighter is wanted by police for allegedly assaulting two people, sending them both to the hospital. One of these individuals is long time girlfriend and famed porn star, Christy Mack.
War Machine has been arrested on several occasions, he most recently spent one year in jail for assaulting several people in a bar fight. War Machine competed in the UFC back when his name was Jon Koppenhaver and his nickname was ‘War Machine.’ He competed on the sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter where he was elminated in round one. He fought on the finale card, beating Jared Rollins by TKO. After the Rollins bout, Mr. Machine was choked unconscious by Yoshiyuki Yoshida. Following the loss, he would never see the UFC again.
According to Bellator President, Scott Coker, he won’t compete in the Bellator cage again, either. If War Machine could fight as well as he could burn bridges, he would be the undisputed UFC champion. Coker released and official statement hours after the news broke, stating that:
"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 him promotional contract with the organization."
If the reports stand valid, it looks like War Machine doesn't have much time before he lands himself back in prison, where, at this point, might be the only place he can find a place to fight.
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