MMA Fighter 'War Machine' Wanted for Beating His Girlfriend in Vegas

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A manhunt continues in Las Vegas for a professional mixed martial artist accused of assaulting his girlfriend and another man. Jonathan Koppenhaver, known as the "War Machine" in the MMA world, is wanted on seven counts, including two counts of battery with substantial bodily harm, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Police did not identify the victims, but Koppenhaver's ex-girlfriend, adult entertainer Christy Mack, released a statement on Twitter accusing the "War Machine" of breaking more than a dozen of her bones, sawing off her hair with a knife, and knocking out several of her teeth. "I believed I was going to die. He has beaten me several times before, but never this badly," the statement said. Police are encouraging anyone who has any information pertaining to Koppenhaver's whereabouts to call in tips. The department released a previous booking photo of the fighter, who has a history of committing domestic violence, according to NBC affiliate KSNV. Duane Chapman, known as "Dog the Bounty Hunter," which is also the title of his A&E reality show, has also vowed to search for Koppenhaver.


— Elisha Fieldstadt