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MMA star jailed for life for kidnapping and assaulting porn-star ex

Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, also known as War Machine
Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, also known as War Machine

MMA star Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, known as War Machine, has been jailed for life for the violent sexual assault and kidnap of his ex, porn star Christy Mack.

Koppenhaver assaulted Mack and her friend Corey Thomas in Las Vegas in 2014 after accusing them of having an affair.

Mack suffered a number of very serous injuries, including broken ribs, lost teeth, a fractured eye socket and a fractured nose.

Koppenhaver, 35, was found guilty of 29 offences in March and yesterday he was sentenced to life in prison, with no prospect of parole for 36 years.

 

 

In court on Monday Mack (above), real name Christine Mackinday, told the judge she fears for her life if he is ever released.

"I do know when he gets out, he will kill me," she said.

In a post on Instagram today, Mack addressed the sentencing.

'Today I finally get to put a close to a very dark chapter in my life,' she said. 'Thank you all for your positivity and love throughout my journey. It has not been an easy few years, and I value all of your support. I could not have seen this through to the end without knowing that all of this pain is not without purpose. My dm's and email have always been, and will continue to be available if you find yourself in need of help or support. Reach out. Believe them when they do reach out. If you hear something, speak out. You are not alone.'