War Machine was back in court yesterday to plead not guilty to the 34 charges set against him relating to an August incident at the home of his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack that left both her and another man, Corey Thomas with serious injuries.
A trial has now been set to begin on February 17th where the former UFC and Bellator fighter will face a laundry list of charges including attempted murder, sexual assault, battery and coercion. If convicted the 33 year-old could be facing life in prison.
In the mean time he remains behind bars in Las Vegas where he was been located since his arrest following a man-hunt in Los Angeles back in August.
The troubled fighter, who has previously had two year-long jail sentences for assault charges, attempted to commit suicide in his cell back in October prior to a court hearing, but he was discovered by a guard who saved his life.
In his correspondance both before and since that attempt War Machine has maintained that he only acted in self defense after arriving at Mack’s home in Las Vegas on the night of the incident to find her in bed with Thomas.
However, both Mack and Thomas tell a different story, detailing at a preliminary hearing last week harrowing accounts of a sustained, unprovoked attack by their assailant that left them both fearing for their lives and suffering an array of injuries including broken bones, teeth, a lacerated liver and a bite to the face that has left a permanent scar to name but a few.