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War Machine Joins All Time All Prison Team
03-22-2017, 05:44 AM
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War Machine Joins All Time All Prison Team
http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/201...riend.html

"A Las Vegas jury on Monday found a former mixed martial arts fighter known as War Machine guilty of kidnapping and sexually assaulting his porn actress ex-girlfriend.

Jurors deadlocked Monday on two attempted-murder charges against Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver but convicted him of a total of 29 counts. He could face up to life in prison.

Koppenhaver, 35, went by his birth name during the two-week trial but had legally changed it to War Machine during his 19-fight MMA career."

"The defense attorney characterized Koppenhaver as a "raging bull" with brain injuries from his fighting career and emotions inflamed by the use of steroids and non-prescription stimulant and antidepressant drugs that combined could have caused mood swings and violence that Leiderman termed "roid rage.""

"[Christy] Mack said she fled her home and ran bleeding to neighbors when Koppenhaver went to the kitchen to fetch a knife.

Koppenhaver was arrested a week later in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley. Prosecutors Rob Stephens and Jacqueline Bluth said he fled because he knew he was guilty.

The former fighter has been in custody in Nevada since then. He has been serving a 1½- to four-year sentence for violating his probation on a 2009 conviction for attempted battery involving a 21-year-old woman.

Koppenhaver made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in 2007. He had a 14-5 record as a welterweight. His final fight was in 2013.

He was dropped by his fight promoter and his clothing line after Mack's accusations became public."
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03-22-2017, 05:45 AM
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RE: War Machine Joins All Time All Prison Team
Who else would you put on the All Time All Prison (ATAP) team?
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03-22-2017, 05:46 AM
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RE: War Machine Joins All Time All Prison Team
Maxim weighs in with, well, Maxim style photos.

http://www.maxim.com/sports/war-machine-...ack-2017-3

[Image: war-machine-mack.jpg]
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03-22-2017, 05:47 AM
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RE: War Machine Joins All Time All Prison Team
Christy Mack celebrates:

http://hollywoodlife.com/2017/03/20/war-...ns-tweets/
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03-22-2017, 05:48 AM
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RE: War Machine Joins All Time All Prison Team
Story from the time of the original assault:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national...-1.1903253
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03-22-2017, 12:45 PM
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RE: War Machine Joins All Time All Prison Team
life in prison seems pretty harsh.

i would say he deserves about 10 years.
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03-24-2017, 05:31 PM
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RE: War Machine Joins All Time All Prison Team
(03-22-2017 12:45 PM)EVILYOSHIDA Wrote:  life in prison seems pretty harsh.

i would say he deserves about 10 years.



Except that it's not his first conviction for a violent felony.


I don't think he deserves life either, but with all the hype about this trial I think the judge will want to set an example.

I'm just trying to figure this shit out like you are.
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03-25-2017, 04:10 AM
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RE: War Machine Joins All Time All Prison Team
(03-22-2017 05:46 AM)Roland Bates Wrote:  Maxim weighs in with, well, Maxim style photos.

http://www.maxim.com/sports/war-machine-...ack-2017-3

[Image: war-machine-mack.jpg]

They're a cute couple. They should get married.

come for the calo, stay for the yoshida brotha
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03-25-2017, 04:12 AM
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Seriously. How awesome would their kids be?

They should have a great big litter of kids together. I'd love to see the results!
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03-25-2017, 06:10 AM
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RE: War Machine Joins All Time All Prison Team
Would their kids get fake tits and take steroids too?

--I Eat Grits--
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06-07-2017, 05:50 AM
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The more or less predictable outcome.

https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/cour...ase-video/

"Former mixed martial arts fighter War Machine must serve a prison sentence of 36 years to life, a judge ruled Monday, but the ex-girlfriend he was convicted of beating and raping said she will continue to fear for her safety.

“I don’t know how much time in prison would make me feel right,” Christine Mackinday told District Judge Elissa Cadish in a tear-filled statement. “But I do know that when he gets out he will kill me.”

War Machine, also known as Jonathan Koppenhaver, said that since his arrest on Aug. 15, 2014, he has found religion and peace and is “finally able to manage whatever the hell is going on” inside his head.

“Not a day goes by that I don’t seriously regret what I did,” Koppenhaver told the judge. “I hated the way I think. I hated my impulses. … I hate myself.”

Koppenhaver, 35, was convicted in March of more than two dozen charges, including sexual assault and first-degree kidnapping.

Corey Thomas, a man who was in Mackinday’s home when Koppenhaver burst in and attacked the two, asked the judge to consider Koppenhaver’s violent past, which prosecutors said dated back to 2002.

After unsuccessfully arguing for a new trial, defense attorney Jay Leiderman asked for a sentence of 16 years to life in prison.

The lawyer said Koppenhaver endured physical and emotional abuse as a child. When Koppenhaver was 13, his father died in his arms. His mother drank heavily and used heroin. Leiderman also asked the judge to consider a traumatic brain injury Koppenhaver suffered, along with his use of steroids, Adderall and Lexapro, as mitigating factors in his penalty.

“We’re devastated about today, but we feel good about an appeal,” Leiderman said after the sentencing.

As the case dragged through the court system for nearly three years, Koppenhaver took to social media to criticize judges and prosecutors, though it remains unclear how he was able to post while incarcerated. In court, he has shrugged, smiled and laughed, once even blowing a kiss at Chief Deputy District Attorney Jacqueline Bluth.

Meanwhile, Mackinday struggled to confront the man she once loved and to relive the terror she endured, testifying at various court proceedings, revealing intimate details of her life.

Bluth said she told Mackinday, “If there is one little girl that you can save out there from getting in this type of relationship, or getting her mom out of it, you can do it. This is bigger than you.”

“And she sucked it up, and she did it,” the prosecutor said.

Mackinday testified at Koppenhaver’s trial that she endured repeated abuse at the hands of Koppenhaver during most of their 15-month relationship before an hourslong attack that led to his arrest.

She said she no longer has normal relationships, and she lives in fear of her surroundings because Koppenhaver threatened to have friends kill her if he was jailed for the beatings.

“It’s been a really long three years,” Mackinday told the judge Monday. “And I’m so ready for this to be over.”
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06-07-2017, 05:52 AM
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[Image: 8665775_web1_warmachinesentence-jun06-17bt07.jpg]
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06-07-2017, 05:54 AM
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https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/j...kidnapping

"he former mixed martial arts fighter Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, known more commonly as War Machine, has been sentenced to life in prison after he kidnapped, sexually assaulted and beat his ex-girlfriend in 2014.

Koppenhaver was convicted by a Las Vegas jury in March of 29 felonies after he attacked Christy Mack and her male friend Corey Thomas. He had found Mack and Thomas together in her bedroom. At sentencing Mack told District Judge Elissa Cadish that she fears Koppenhaver will kill her if he is released. “I don’t know if my life will feel complete in 12 years or 30 years and neither do you, but I do know when he gets out he will kill me,” Mack said. She suffered a lacerated liver, broken rib and lost two teeth during the assault.

Koppenhaver, 35, will be eligible for parole when he is 71. “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% true,” Koppenhaver said in his statement. Hernandez, the former NFL star, killed himself in prison in April while serving a life sentence for murder.

Koppenhaver said anxiety and depression were to blame for his behavior, but claims he has changed since finding God in prison. “Not a day goes by that I don’t seriously regret all those things that I did. I was a very, very lost, very empty person,” Koppenhaver added in his statement. “And to top it off, something’s not right with my head. Plain and simple. I’ve known that a long time and I’ve hated it. I’ve hated the way that I think. I’ve hated my impulses. Half the time, I don’t know why I do some the things I do. And some of the times I do things and I don’t even feel like I did them until it’s already done.”

Koppenhaver fought in 19 MMA fights, winning 14. He also worked as a pornographic actor."
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06-07-2017, 01:53 PM
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Too harsh. 20 years is fair
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