So I guess it is official, without the allegedly, I can say that the former mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine is a real P.O.S.. Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver let his emotions get the best of him and brutally assaulted some people. One of those people was his ex girlfriend Christy Mack. He beat her badly, very badly. He beat her so bad in fact that he was convicted of attempted murder and wracked up 29 felony and misdemeanor charges in the process.
“Yes,this is the dark side of what a martial artist is capable of.”
How would his ex girlfriend or her friend, Corey Thomas, would have been able to defend themselves? Well they could have been avid martial artists as well. There is no blame to the victims, it just makes it clear that the only way to defend yourself is to have the same set of skills.
So how does Koppenhaver feel about this? Well, he certainly has a flare for the dramatic as he stated “I should have killed myself by now. There’s no reason right now that I shouldn’t be in the dirt right now laying next to Aaron Hernandez. That’s 100 percent true.” Well, I don’t have any pity for him, not an ounce. He is literally saying that if you dig your grave, you should lie in it. He was sentenced to 36 years to life in Nevada state prison for kidnapping, beating and sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend and attacking her male friend at her Las Vegas home in 2014. That makes him eligible for parole in 36 years, when he will be 71 years old. I’m sure he has plenty of time to assault more people in prison, except that the guys in prison with him probably won’t fight fair and they aren’t defenseless women. He got what he deserves in my opinion.
Who knows what was going through his head. He blamed anxiety, depression and self-pity for his problems and said he would stand in front of a mirror and smash his face into his fists until his face was swollen. Koppenhaver claimed to be a changed person now, saying he found God after reading two books by author Lee Strobel that used history and science to prove “Jesus is real.” Well Jon, you should have turned to that before you almost ended two lives, not because you were caught. How does his ex feel about the changes Jon has gone through in prison? Mack, whose legal name is Christine Mackinday, told District Judge Elissa Cadish in the sentencing phase that she still fears for her life if Koppenhaver were to ever be released from prison. She said “I do know when he gets out, he will kill me.” Hopefully, he never does.