War Machine Fired by Bellator MMA for Alleged ‘Severe’ Domestic Violence

Written by Tom Ngo
August 8th, 2014

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War Machine’s (pictured) days inside Bellator MMA’s cage are over. However, his days inside of a cell might just be beginning … again.

War Machine, formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver, is currently wanted by the Las Vegas Police Department for being the “primary suspect” in the severe beating of two people, one of whom is believed to be his porn star girlfriend, Christy Mack.

According to TMZ.com, the assault occurred Friday morning at the home War Machine shares with Mack. The two victims supposedly sustained severe, but non-life threatening injuries, and were taken to the hospital.

Authorities did not release the names of the victims, but one is described as War Machine’s “significant other.”

Forget about innocent until proven guilty, Bellator president Scott Coker wasted no time in washing his hands clean of the controversial welterweight.

“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,” Coker expressed in an official statement.

Of course, this isn’t War Machine’s first brush up with the law. He was arrested at least two times before. The 32-year-old was incarcerated in July 2010 for a year after getting into a bar altercation. He was locked up roughly six months later for “some old BS.”

War Machine owns a 14-5 professional record. He was last seen in October getting submitted by Ron Keslar at Bellator 104.

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