War Machine faced a preliminary hearing in Las Vegas on Friday where a judge upheld 34 charges against him including attempted murder, sexual assault and kidnapping.
Both of his alleged victims, Christy Mack and her friend Corey Thomas, testified at the hearing, with Mack breaking down in tears as she listened back to a recording of her 911 call on the night of the attack, while Thomas admitted that he thought he was going to die.
Mack suffered multiple injuries including a broken orbital bone, broken nose, broken teeth and a lacerated liver amongst other injuries during the incident in her home back in August. Thomas was also hospitalized with a broken nose, dislocated shoulder and a bite mark to his face which has left a permanent scar.
War Machine found himself in trouble during the hearing when the prosecutor asked that it be noted on record that War Machine was laughing while Mack was testifying. His lawyer objected, denying that he had done so, but the judge stated that she too had seen it.
According to War Machine’s lawyer the MMA fighter will plead not guilty to all the charges set against him, with his next court appearance set to take place on November 20th.
Watch a summary of the latest court developments in the case below courtesy of KNTV News.