'War Machine' sentenced to life in prison

Alan Olson
June 6, 2017

The assault in question happened on August 8th, 2014 when War Machine broke into Mack's house and discovered her and Thomas together.

Christine Mackinday, right, ex-girlfriend of former mixed martial arts fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, is comforted by prosecutor Jacqueline Bluth after delivering her victim-impact statement on Monday.

A Nevada judge sentenced former MMA fighter War Machine to life in prison with the possibility of parole after he was convicted of kidnapping and sexually assaulting his porn star ex-girlfriend.

He could be granted parole after 36 years. "I was a very, very lost and very empty person".

She told the judge she believed Koppenhaver would kill her once he is released from prison. "I hate that this happened".

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Christy Mack, who is an adult-film actress, posted pictures of herself on social media after her face was brutally maimed from her ex-boyfriend's attack. She has spoken publicly about her experience with domestic violence.

At trial, Koppenhaver's defense mentioned issues he had in his youth, notably a hatred toward his mother.

She also said he sawed off clumps of her hair with a tiresome knife. Mack testified that she frequently saw Koppenhaver use steroids.

"At his trial, Koppenhaver was acquitted of two counts of attempted murder, but he was convicted on the other serious charges despite his lawyer's claims that the ex-fighter had suffered brain injuries and was experiencing "'roid rage". Koppenhaver was also found guilty of battering the man Mackinday was with that night, Corey Thomas. She was later treated for several serious injuries, including a broken nose, lacerated liver, two lost teeth and a fractured rib.

Jonathan Koppenhaver, 35, offered an apology full of self-loathing on Monday and said he'd tried to kill himself, but that he has turned to religion while behind bars. He was returned in custody to Las Vegas.

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