MMA fighter guilty of torture beating of porn star Christy Mack


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He used fists to punch the face,” Jay Leiderman said of the attacks on Mack. “He did it.

War Machine — whose real name is Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver — skated on two attempted murder charges after Las Vegas jurors deadlocked.

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Mack said that after Thomas left, Koppenhaver turned his rage on her.

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Mack, 24, spent eight hours on the witness stand, sobbing as she described the regular beatings and rapes she received at Koppenhaver’s hands in the months before the attack on her and Thomas.
MMA fighter War Machine has been convicted of kidnapping, battering and sexually assaulting his former porn star girlfriend Christy Mack.
(Twitter photo) Christy Mack and War Machine pose in 2013.

But the defence argued that War Machine was a “raging bull” whose mental capacity was profoundly affected by his 19 MMA fights.

“‘Now I have to kill you because people saw you trying to escape,’” she recalled Koppenhaver saying after an incident sparked by his dislike of a wig and decorative teeth she wore. “‘Now I have to take you out to the desert and kill you.’”

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The fighter will be sentenced in June.

Coupled with his abuse of steroids, Leiderman described the MMA star as a time bomb.

But he was convicted on 29 counts connected to the horrific attack and could face life in prison.

The shocking photos of Mack with a broken nose, missing teeth, fractured eye socket, leg injuries and a lacerated liver stunned the MMA world.

Thomas testified that he suffered a broken nose, dislocated shoulder, scrapes, bruises and bite marks.

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He threatened Thomas. The incident was triggered when the fighter caught Mack in bed with her male friend, Corey Thomas.

In closing arguments, even the 35-year-old disgraced fighter’s lawyer admitted that War Machine would sink on at least eight counts.

His final fight was in 2013. Koppenhaver was arrested a week later in the Los Angeles suburb of Simi Valley. He had a 14-5 record as a welterweight. Koppenhaver made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in 2007.

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Mack — star of Cherry Spot 2, Hooker Hookups and Porn in the USA 1, among others — dated Thomas for two months before Koppenhaver arrived at her home unexpectedly.

He was dropped by his fight promoter and his clothing line after Mack’s accusations became public.