Mixed martial arts fighter accused of attacking ex

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 12, 2014 at 7:34 pm •  Published: August 12, 2014
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are looking for a mixed martial arts fighter and porn actor after his girlfriend posted graphic photos of her swollen and beaten face online and said the man, known as War Machine, beat her and a friend so severely that she feared for her life.

The woman, Christy Mack, said she was able to eventually escape out a back door and run naked through her neighborhood, knocking on doors until someone helped her get to a hospital.

Court records filed Monday say the 32-year-old is wanted on suspicion of domestic battery, strangulation, lewdness, assault and coercion in the attack early Friday. The fighter's name was Jon Koppenhaver until he legally changed it to War Machine in 2008.

Koppenhaver, who appeared on the reality show "The Ultimate Fighter," did not immediately respond to a voicemail seeking comment Tuesday. Police issued a warrant for his arrest.

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker said his promotional company is dissolving its contract with the fighter in light of the accusations.

"We have a zero tolerance policy here at Bellator when it relates to any form of domestic violence," Coker said in a statement.

Mack posted photos and a statement about the alleged attack on her official Twitter account Monday. Mack has appeared in dozens of pornographic movies, according to her IMDB profile.

She said in the statement that Koppenhaver showed up unannounced at her house, found her and her friend unarmed, and beat her friend without uttering a word.

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