War Machine Headed Back to Prison

Written by Tom Ngo
February 2nd, 2012

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Following six brief months of freedom, it appears controversial mixed martial arts fighter War Machine (formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver) is headed back to the slammer. The 30-year-old tweeted about his unfortunate predicament on Thursday afternoon.

“Seems my year in jail wasnt enough. Just got sentenced to another year in Vegas for some old [BS],” War Machine posted. “Nevermind Im rehabilitated. Nevermind Ive been out for over 6 months now and doing great and am finally back on my feet. Nevermind all my students that will miss me. Do another year and rot n waste time. Make no money, pay no taxes.

“Whatever, I just hope my boy @bensaundersMMA wins @BellatorMMA tournament. [Expletive] the mother[expletive] system! [Expletive] the bullshit! Vacation time, back to jail in 2 weeks! Cant stop me, all you can do is delay the inevitable. War Machine will always be back!

“Oh ya the judge looked and me and said she can tell Im on steroids and that thats prolly why I got in so many fights and am angry..lol Bitch.”

After a 5-1 start to his professional MMA career, War Machine began a downward spiral that included numerous altercations in bars and nightclubs, which eventually led to a year-long incarceration that began on July 16th 2010. He also appeared in several porn videos.

Since getting out of the pen, he parlayed his November TKO victory over Roger Huerta into a contract with Bellator Fighting Championships. War Machine was slated to participate in the company’s eight-man welterweight tournament, but he obviously will not be able to answer the bell.

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