War Machine Arrested

Written by Tom Ngo
February 10th, 2009


Just days following his release from the start-up MMA organization Bellator Fighting Championships, War Machine (AKA Jon Koppenhaver) was arrested inside of Krave Nightclub & Lounge inside of the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was charged with misdemeanor battery early Saturday morning.

The former “The Ultimate Fighter 6” cast member was taken into custody at approximately 4AM after security escorted him out of Krave following an altercation inside of the club. On his way out, War Machine allegedly threw several punches at the security team. He was subsequently restrained and held under citizen’s arrest until the Las Vegas police officers arrived.

Legal issues are nothing new to the troubled fighter. In February of 2008 War Machine pleading guilty to felony assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury. He received three years probation and was ordered to pay $2,300 in restitution to the victim.

Over the weekend, the BFC released War Machine for malicious statements that he made regarding new President Barack Obama.

On his MySpace blog entitled “F*** an Obama,” War Machine stated that he is tired of hearing the President’s name and seeing his face all over the television. The brash fighter went on to call Obama a “mother [expletive],” stating that only, “the liberals and the blacks are happy about change.”

If that wasn’t bad enough, War Machine maliciously said that he, “hopes someone smokes the mother [expletive] and every other president who comes into office until there is an actual leader who is truly one of the people.”

The rookie MMA organization had no choice but to let the unstable fighter go for his ridiculous comments. They had invited War Machine to compete in their middleweight tournament that is set to air on ESPN Deportes, which unfortunately for him is owned by the PC-conscious ABC.

Prior to his BFC release, War Machine was fired by the UFC for turning down a fight against Brandon Wolff because he was a lesser name, and days after the death of the ever-classy Evan Tanner, stating that his death was a premeditated suicide.

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