War Machine Pleads Not Guilty to 32 Felony Charges, Faces Life in Prison for Allegedly Beating Christy Mack

Written by Tom Ngo
September 3rd, 2014

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On Wednesday, disgraced MMA fighter War Machine (pictured), formerly known as Jonathan Koppenhaver, plead not guilty in a Las Vegas courtroom to 32 felony charges, including two counts of attempted murder, for the alleged attack on ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and her male friend.

War Machine is also facing domestic battery by strangulation, first-degree kidnapping, sexual assault, among other charges from his August 8 altercation at Mack’s Las Vegas home. The 32-year-old is looking at the possibility of life in prison.

War Machine was extradited to Las Vegas from Ventura County, California on August 30 after he was captured in a Simi Valley hotel following a week-long manhunt.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled on October 17.

Mack released detailed pictures and her take of what took place at her residence three days after the vicious attack. The porn star stated she had 18 broken bones around her eye, a fractured nose, broken and missing teeth, a fractured rib, ruptured liver, several lesions from a knife and much more.

Mack claimed it wasn’t the first time her former boyfriend had beaten her, but it was the worst mauling War Machine had ever unleashed on her.

War Machine has been arrested at least two other times since 2010, serving a year behind bars on each occasion.

The welterweight emerged onto the MMA scene as a contestant on “The Ultimate Fighter 6” back in 2007. He most recently fought for Bellator MMA, but was immediately released after new broke of his latest legal troubles.

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