Disturbing photos of adult film star Christy Mack circulated online last week following an alleged attack at the hands of her ex-boyfriend, infamous MMA fighter War Machine. Now, a week after the brutal assault, the fighter has been captured.
Police caught up with War Machine, known also by his real name Jonathan Koppenhaver, on Friday afternoon while he was hiding in an Extended Stay America motel room in Simi Valley, California. His arrest comes a week after he reportedly beat his now ex-girlfriend Christy Mack to near death.
Mack says that the couple had broken up back in May, but during their relationship, she suffered serious abuse at his hands. Last Friday, Koppenhaver, 32, allegedly showed up at the adult film star’s home and viciously assaulted Mack and her new boyfriend Corey Thomas, according to the NY Daily News. Mack shared her experience, as well as some disturbing photos of her injuries, on Twitter.
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“About 2 a.m. 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,” Mack tweeted. “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. 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 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.”
Mack says she was able to make an escape when Koppenhaver went to get a new knife. She believes that he would have killed her if she hadn’t gotten away, and from the looks of the pictures, it’s safe to say that’s not an exaggeration.
Koppenhaver, who is known best under the moniker War Machine, has since taken to Twitter to profess his innocence and make clear that he did nothing wrong, saying that, “One day truth will come out.”
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The MMA fighter is being held in Ventura County Jail while awaiting extradition to Las Vegas.
Sources: Daily Mail, NY Daily News, Hollywood Life