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Woman Batterer and Former MMA Fighter War Machine is Engaged Despite Serving a Life Sentence… Here’s a Picture of the Happy Couple… 

You might remember that horrendous story back in 2014 when pornographic actress Christy Mack was absolutely brutalized by her then-boyfriend War Machine. A two-fight UFC veteran, War Machine also fought for the likes of Bellator, BAMMA, and Total Combat.

He’s not a very nice guy. He legally changed his name from Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver to War Machine in 2008, which says a lot. He simultaneously started working in adult entertainment while pursuing his MMA career and appeared in twelve pornographic movies between 2009 and 2010.

It’s his relationship with Mack that he’s most notorious for and the reason why he is currently serving a life sentence. Somehow, he has found love behind bars, via letters sent back and forth to a woman called Ashley Farrington. After they became pen-pals they got engaged. Below is a picture of the happy couple.

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Happy Couple

Unfortunately for the happy couple, there are no conjugal visits allowed in Ely State Prison, Nevada. War Machine will be sitting comfortably in the maximum state penitentiary until he’s at least 71. That’s the earliest opportunity he’ll get for parole. They’ve got a long wait ahead until they have a chance to be together.

Dr. William Noel, representing the American Civil Liberties Union has heavily criticized the prison for its horrific healthcare practices. So maybe War Machine won’t want to get sick in there either. The medical expert wrote in a report:

“…the medical care provided at Ely State Prison amounts to the grossest possible medical malpractice, and the most shocking and callous disregard for human life and human suffering, that I have ever encountered in the medical profession in my thirty-five years of practice.”

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Horrific Violence

Right now the picture we’ve painted are of two star-crossed lovers, separated by the evil prison system, where poor War Machine is suffering as he waits for that day when freedom will finally come. Well, Christy Mack might see it differently.

After she was assaulted by War Machine, she was hospitalized when 18 broken bones, a ruptured liver, missing teeth, a fractured rib and a broken nose. The former MMA fighter was then charged with 29 felony counts, including kidnapping and sexual assault with a weapon – he raped her too. Absolutely terrible.

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It was a truly sickening case. War Machine isn’t someone you’d want your daughter to bring home, and indeed, he absolutely tarnished the image of MMA fighters to the general public. He was actually lucky that the jury deadlocked on two counts of attempted murder, otherwise, his sentence could have been even more severe.

Maybe time does heal the damage to the darkest souls and his loving relationship with his pen-pal could be what makes everything right? Maybe. It won’t be of much solace to Christy Mack anyway. You’d also wonder what attracts someone to a man serving a life sentence for causing horrific, relentless violence to a woman. Very strange.

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