Porn Star Christy Mack Shares Horrific Details of MMA Fighter's Assault

Christy MackIt's hard to see a headline referencing an MMA fighter and a porn star and not make some snap judgments about where you think the story is going. At least that's how I felt yesterday when I scanned some news about fighter War Machine (born Jonathan Koppenhaver) being wanted by Vegas police after an altercation involving his ex-girlfriend, adult film star Christy Mack.

I guess I figured the drama of the story had more to do with their occupations than the incident itself, but now that I've read Mack's description of what happened to her last Friday night, I'm absolutely horrified on her behalf -- and I hope this guy is caught and thrown in jail. Like, forever.


Police are searching for the martial arts fighter after he allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and a third, unnamed person on Friday night. Both victims had to be hospitalized, and Mack was initially unable to describe the assault because of a broken jaw and eyesocket.

Mack has since posted the following statement on Twitter, along with graphic photos of her injuries. Warning: this is tough to read/view.

At around 2 am Friday morning, Jon Koppenhaver arrived unannounced to my home in Las Vegas, NV, after he broke up with me in May, he moved out of my house and back to San Diego. When he arrived, he found myself and one other fully clothed and unarmed in the house. Without a single word spoken, he began beating my friend; once he was finished, he sent my friend away and turned his attention to me. He made me undress and shower in front of him, then dragged me out and beat my face. I have no recollection of how many times I was hit, I just know my injuries that resulted from my beating.

My injuries include 18 broken bones around my eyes, my nose is broken in 2 places, I am missing teeth and several more are broken. I am unable to chew, or see out of my left eye. My speech is slurred from my swelling and lack of teeth. I have a fractured rib and severely ruptured liver from a kick to my side. My leg is so badly injured I have not been able to walk on my own. I also attained several lesions from a knife he got from my kitchen. He pushed the knife into me in some areas such as my hand, ear, and head. He also sawed much of my hair off with this dull knife. After some time, the knife broke off of the handle and continued to threaten me with the blade. I believed I was going to die. He has beaten me many times before, but never this badly.

He took my phone and cancelled all of my plans for the following week to make sure no one would worry about my whereabouts. He told me he was going to rape me, but was disappointed in himself when he could not get hard. After another hit or two, he left me on the floor bleeding and shaking, holding my side from the pain of my rib. He left the room and went to the kitchen where I could hear him ruffling through my drawers. Assuming he was finding a sharper, more stable knife to end my life, I ran out my back door, shutting it behind me so the dogs didn’t run inside to tip him off. I hopped the fence to the golf course behind my house and ran to a neighboring house. Naked and afraid he would catch me, I kept running through the neighborhood knocking on doors. Finally, one answered and I was brought to the hospital and treated for my injuries.

I would like to thank everyone for their support through this rough time. I am healing fast and well, and I appreciate all of the prayers and visits I have received over the past few days. After many months of fear and pressure to keep this man happy, although I fear for my life, I feel that I can no longer put myself in this situation. The cheating by him nearly every day, and almost weekly abuse is now more than I can stand. There is a $10k reward for the capture of Jonathan Koppenhaver at this time. Please report any information to your local police.

Thank you.

-Christy Mack


Mack has accused Koppenhaver of domestic violence in the past, and he's done jail time for a felony assault in 2010, among other numerous arrests and convictions for violent offenses.

Here's how he's explained his side of the story via Twitter:


According to TMZ, his first tweet -- which he's since deleted -- read,

@ChristyMack I love you and hope you're okay. I came him(sp) early to surprise you and help you set up for your convention. I can't believe what I found and can't believe what happened.

I guess it'll be up to the justice system to determine whether Koppenhaver's guilty or not, but I don't need a lot of convincing to believe this guy is scarily violent with MAJOR issues. Just look at the blog he kept during one of his jail stints:

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 ass that disrespected his wife. WTF!? If your wife is being a bitch you can't slap her, if your wife is yelling at you, God forbid you yell back (…) The oppression of MEN is worse than oppression of Jews in Nazi germany, worse than the slavery of Blacks in early America.

Seven arrest warrants have been issued for War Machine, who's currently still at large. Yikes.

What do you think of this awful story?

Image via ChristyMack/Twitter

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