MMA fighter War Machine arrested on assault and battery charges

Friday August 15th, 2014

MMA fighter War Machine, formerly known as Jonathan Koppenhaver, was arrested in Southern California by U.S. Marshals on Friday, according to multiple reports.

Police in Las Vegas issued a warrant for Koppenhaver's arrest Tuesday after he was accused of beating his ex-girlfriend, adult film actress Christy Mack.

Mack posted graphic photos on Twitter of the injuries she said Koppenhaver gave her, along with a her version of the events.

Koppenhaver also tweeted about the incident, claiming, "I'm not a bad guy."

Koppenhaver was released from his contract with Bellator MMA earlier this week.

- Dan Gartland


SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.