As the dust settles on the War Machine – Christy Mack court case, the former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter known as Jon Koppenhaver is awaiting sentencing after being found guilty of 29 out of 34 charges in relation to an incident in 2014 wherein Koppenhaver was arrested for allegedly beating Mack to within an inch of her life.
Mack suffered multiple injuries and in 2015 was finally incarcerated. He was convicted on 29 felony charges just this month. Many believe he’ll get nothing short of a life sentence.
Despite being locked up, Koppenhaver somehow managed to access his Twitter account.
He sent out this statement asking for Mack’s forgiveness as well as speaking to a few other close people in his life:
Here is War Machine’s Message to Christy Mack and a Few Others:
“Oh, I knew I had it comin’, I knew I couldn’t be free.” -Johnny Cash
“Well, that didn’t go very well, now did it? Would you believe me, though, if I said that I have nothing but joy inside, even now as I am sure to receive some type of life sentence? It’s true. Often times I have heard men in neighboring cells go to their cells and cry after receiving such news. But how can I? How can I cry tears of sorrow over the circumstances responsible for saving my soul?
“These circumstances are what has transformed me into a real man. How can I disrespect god by weeping over them? How much is a soul worth? Is a life sentence too high a price? Not at all, I gladly trade this false life in for the real one to come. I have been nothing but blessed by all of this. Now, if only I could somehow receive Christy’s forgiveness.
“And if only I could one day hear that she too had been saved! That would remove every last bit of tarnish from this tragedy.
“CHRISTY: I am sorry for the man that I was, I am sorry for hurting you. One day, when enough time has passed, and when your wounds are fully healed, I hope that you will write to me. Or, perhaps, even visit me, so that I can apologize completely. And so that I can tell you about all that I have found in regard to god. He is real and can heal and complete you deep inside, if only you knew the full extent to which he had healed me. I will never cease to pray for you.
“MELISSA & SHANNAH: You have been the best sisters a guy could ever ask for, I love you two so much.
“BRANDON: You have gone far above and beyond the call of duty as a friend. I’m still in awe of all you have done.
“STACI: Thank you for your service to god, without you I may never have been found.
“PHIL: Thank you for your presence at court, sorry for failing you as a protege.
“HERMAN: Sorry for failing you as a mentor, you have grown into a good man, I am proud of you.
“JULIA: You have been a true gift from god, if only. And to the rest of my loved ones, never worry about me. I am at peace, I am alive and happy for the first time in my life.
“CLARK COUNTY DETENTION CENTER KOPPENHAVER #2519422”
Koppenhaver’s sentencing is scheduled for June 5.