Christy Mack, the on-again/off-again girlfriend of War Machine, today posted some disturbing photos and details from the former Bellator and UFC fighter's alleged assault on her.
Mack also issued a statement regarding the oft-troubled fighter, who's been on the run since the alleged August 8 incident.
According to Mack, War Machine (whom she refers to as Jon Koppenhaver, his name before he legally changed it) entered her Las Vegas home and forced her to strip, badly beat her, broke multiple bones and stabbed her.
"I have no recollection of how many times I was hit," she wrote. "I just know my injuries that resulted from my beating."
She posted photos from the alleged assault, which has left her badly bruised and swollen.
The full text of her statement reads (transcribed from Twitter):
At about 2am 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 unable to chew, or see out of my left eye. My speach 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 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 canceled all of my plans for the following week to make sure no one would worry about my whereabouts. He told 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 top him off. I hopped the fence to the golf course behind my house and ran 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 if now more than I can stand. There is a $10k reward for the capture of Jon Koppenhaver at this time. Please report any information to your local police.
– Christy Mack
Las Vegas police are still searching for War Machine, who's issued tweets over the past 24 hours claiming his innocence.
This isn't War Machine's first run-in with the law. He's been arrested a handful of times during his 10-year MMA career. Those charges have results in a few stints in jail, most recently in 2012. However, the latest incident resulted in his Bellator release.
War Machine (14-5), who had a brief stint with the UFC following his run on "The Ultimate Fighter 6″ reality series, most recently fought in October 2013, when he suffered a loss to Ron Keslar in the semifinal round of Bellator's Season 9 welterweight tournament.