An MMA fighter has found himself in a bit of hot water after leading an all out assault on his girlfriend resulting in a ruptured liver and an extended hospital stay. After a man hunt was conducted for 32-year-old Jon Koppenhaver, he was finally captured and arrested.
The entire incident began on August 8 where Koppernhaver, a.k.a. War Machine, entered into a noisy altercation with a woman within a hotel. After the MMA fighter audibly was beating his female companion, police were called by another hotel resident who responded to find Koppernhaver had fled the scene.
When police arrived, they found adult film actress Christy Mack with several injuries including a bloodied face, missing teeth, broken bones and hair that had been cut from her head. She took to Twitter to give her account of the night’s events saying:
“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. 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.
After some time, the knife broke off of the handle and continued to threaten me with the blade. I believed I was going to die. He has beaten me many times before, but never this badly. He took my phone and cancelled all of my plans for the following week to make sure no one would worry about my whereabouts.
He told me he was going to rape me, but was disappointed in himself when he could not get hard. After another hit or two, he left me on the floor bleeding and shaking, holding my side from the pain of my rib.
I ran out my back door, shutting it behind me so the dogs didn’t run inside to tip him off. I hoped the fence to the golf course behind my house and ran to a neighboring house. Naked and afraid he would catch me, I kept running through the neighborhood knocking on doors. Finally one answered and I was brought to the hospital and treated for my injuries.”
The Mail Online also describes, “Mack… was unable to see from her left eye or chew or speak clearly because of her damaged teeth. She also said she could not walk on her own, and had a fractured rib and ruptured liver from a kick to her side.”
U.S. Marshalls announced on Friday that their manhunt was successful and they were able to capture and detain Koppernhaver in Simi Valley. He is currently in “Ventura County Jail while he awaits extradition to Nevada.”
Take a peek at the devastating photos and let us know what you think an adequate punishment for this animal would be in the comments below.