So far we’ve only heard one version of the alleged assault on Christy Mack and an as yet unnamed third party by War Machine from the victim herself, but there are two sides to every story and the fugitive fighter’s brother Michael Koppenhaver has a different tale to tell.

In a conversation with, Koppenhaver claims that Mack’s version of events isn’t entirely true. Below we’ve listed all the differences in the two accounts of the story.

1. Mack claimed that she had been separated from War Machine since May, but his brother counters that, saying they were still together and had been seen at a Bellator event just a few weeks ago.

2. Koppenhaver claims that his brother walked in on Mack having sex with another man, while she had stated that she had been with a friend and was fully clothed at the time.

3. According to his brother, War Machine and the other man fought and then Mack grabbed a knife, at which point he felt he was fighting for his life. In Mack’s account War Machine beat up the man and sent him away before turning his attention to her. She had also claimed that he was the one who took the knife from the kitchen.

4. Finally, the reason that War Machine hasn’t turned himself according to his brother is that he fears the judge from his last trial will again overseeing this case, and having previously claimed that she was biased against him he fears he won’t get a fair trial again.

It should also be noted that a couple of days ago MMA manager Ken Pavia stated on Twitter:

Mack was quick to respond to that at the time however, saying, “@KenPavia none of the blood at the crime scene is his. None.”

So, we now have two very different accounts of the events that took place last Friday in Las Vegas.

Both versions do have points of contention, but the crucial evidence so far would still seem to be the severe injuries that Mack sustained during the incident, including 18 broken bones in her face, a broken nose, broken teeth, fractured rib, ruptured liver, not to mention the lesions to her hands, head and ear from a knife and large portions of her hair cut off which would suggest a sustained beating took place.

At this time we still don’t know what, if any, injuries War Machine sustained, and we’ve yet to hear an account of what happened from the unnamed third party on the scene which will also be vitally important to the investigation.

For the time being though the main focus for the police is to find War Machine as he’s currently still on the run after seven warrants were issued for his arrest earlier this week.


  1. 1. Anything his brother says is irrelevant, he wasn’t there.
    2. Even if everything he says is true, (which I doubt in the extreme!) none of it is justification for what he did to her.
    3. If he’s been talking to his brother, he knows where he is and is harbouring a fugitive.

    Also, I checked out his brothers Twitter account.
    He has pictures of Christy’s beaten face photo shopped onto previous photos of her posing with captions of ‘Fuck Christy Mack’

    He’s every bit as stupid, every bit as mentally ill and every bit as dangerous as his retarded brother.

    Throw them both away for life.

  2. Just for the record, the Twitter account claiming to be War Machine’s brothers that was posting a lot of foul-mouthed messages turned out to be a fake.

  3. wrong actually his brothers real account shows he does not condone this shit – and is the total opposite of his bro – he’s a paramedic actually.

  4. This guy changed is name to “WarMachine”? Seriously, what an unstable dumbfuck. He’ll be sucking chubbys in prison when this is all over.

  5. What a pissy piece of journalism this article is. Hiding behind the “theres two sides to every story” argument, the author is trying to find some way in which the beating of a women could possibly be justified. Without having the actual stones to give an equivical opinion. I dont care if he walked in on her blowing his entire high school football team, a beating like the one “warmachine” gave is NEVER justified. It doesn’t matter which judge hears his case, he could get Judge Judy and it wouldn’t do him any good. The so called “warmachine” is soon to be someones prison bitch. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.

  6. If she took a knife to him, he has every right in the world to defend himself, using force if necessary and not just that stupid disarm bullshit.

  7. You’re an idiot.
    I feel bad for any women you may know.
    Though with the way you think, I imagine they stay as far away from you as possible.

  8. There is defending yourself, and then there is beating the ever living shit out of someone. At some point in the beating it had to be clear she could no longer harm him and it surely wasn’t to the point at which she was given head trauma.

  9. so a professional fighter could not disarm a 120lb woman? right war machines brother… right… he HAD to break 18 bones to ensure his survival… lol… yup.. cause thats what it takes to disarm a woman… with a flimsy kitchen knife.

  10. yes she was fucking another guy.. i mean she does this for a living.. no side of this story makes any sense for war macfag… BOTH points of his defense were just SWIFTLY countered by some guy named Sarcasm on the fucking internet… IMAGINE what a team of ATTORNEYS will do to this pathetic defense.