It’s been almost a week since mixed martial arts fighter Jonathan Koppenhaver, known as War Machine, allegedly put ex-girlfriend Christy Mack in the hospital, and the 32-year-old, whose Twitter bio reads “I do Alpha Male s---,” is still nowhere to be found.
Koppenhaver has a history of violent behavior outside of his profession. He has already served two prison sentences prior to his alleged altercation in Las Vegas with Mack, a petite adult film star who is currently suffering from 18 broken bones, missing teeth, a fractured rib and a ruptured liver.
In 2007, Koppenhaver was found guilty of choking a Las Vegas man unconscious during a parking lot scuffle. One year later, he pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of assault and battery and was fined and sentenced to probation.
Three years later, Koppenhaver was sentenced to one year in jail for a felony assault conviction following fights at two different bars in the San Diego area. During his jail time, he regularly updated a blog laden with expletives and violent declarations.
As I write this, there is one guy in here for slapping his wife, one here for yelling at his wife, and one here for beating some guy's a__ that disrespected his wife. WTF!? If your wife is being a b____ you can't slap her, if your wife is yelling at you, God forbid you yell back, and if some a__hole hurts your wife, you can not protect her! LMFAO! What in the F__K! is REALLY going on!? Next thing you know it will be illegal to f__k your wife! This country forces you to be a b___h!
The pro fighter continued to post on Twitter nearly 24 hours after the latest incident, claiming his innocence.
I only wish that man hadn't been there and that Christy & I would be happily engaged.I don't know y I'm so cursed.One day truth will come out
â€” War Machine (@WarMachine170) August 11, 2014
This resulted in a flurry of angry Twitter users siding with Mack, who released graphic photos of the incident on Monday. The 23-year-old Illinois native said she genuinely believed she was going to die.
Added below are the graphic photos and story about what happened pic.twitter.com/U1T1X2OP4d
â€” Christy Mack (@ChristyMack) August 11, 2014
â€” Regis Trillbin (@Regis_Trillbin) August 12, 2014
Some users sided with Koppenhaver, claiming Mack deserved the beating due to her profession.
â€” Elizabeth Victoria (@ev777ev) August 12, 2014
Porn stars are raising money for Christy Mack's face reconstruction? Havent we contributed enough to PornHub?
â€” Petty La-Belle (@MsPcmnUnchained) August 13, 2014
â€” Bob Lafleur (@BobLafleur1) August 13, 2014
Duane Chapman, aka Dog the Bounty Hunter, 61, says he is on the hunt for the MMA fighter.
“This guy did a terrible, horrendous thing to a woman. And there is so many people who I can't believe on social media who thought she deserves this. And I was thinking, wait a minute, these kids -- these younger guys -- need to realize and be taught that you don't hit a woman,” Chapman told MMA Mania earlier this week. “I am a husband and a father. Anytime any kind of girl is beaten like this by any kind of man -- and he's been on the run -- he enters into not an MMA ring, but ‘Dog’s Ring.’”